In a statement on Wednesday, Instagram announced that they will ban users permanently from their platform if they’re involved with “hate speech” in private messages.
The comments were made while Instagram was boasting about how 95% of the “6.5 million pieces of hate speech” from the months July through September were censored by the tech giant without anyone even reporting it.
“Today, we’re announcing that we’ll take tougher action when we become aware of people breaking our rules in DMs. Currently, when someone sends DMs that break our rules, we prohibit that person from sending any more messages for a set period of time. Now, if someone continues to send violating messages, we’ll disable their account. We’ll also disable new accounts created to get around our messaging restrictions, and will continue to disable accounts we find that are created purely to send abusive messages,” the statement said.
Instagram also noted that they are “committed to cooperation with UK law enforcement authorities on hate speech and will respond to valid legal requests for information in these cases.”
The comments from Instagram were quite appalling considering they admitted that they are actively monitoring private messages in their DM system and that they will now ban users for what they define as “hate speech.”
Tech Giants are making it clear that they will continue to play “god” and silence anyone whom they disagree with on their platform.
On Thursday morning for example, Twitter censored conservative journalist James O’Keefe’s along with his founding organization Project Veritas’ Twitter accounts in violation of “rules against posting private information.”
Check out what The Federalist reported:
This decision by Twitter comes after Project Veritas’s reporting on Facebook Vice President Guy Rosen saying the Big Tech platform intentionally “freezes,” via algorithms, comments where hate speech “may be.”
Project Veritas captured Rosen saying the following during a leaked internal Facebook call meeting. The clips were released Wednesday.
“We have a system that is able to freeze commenting on threads in cases where our systems are detecting that there may be a thread that has hate speech or violence. … These are all things we’ve built over the past three-four years as part of our investments into the integrity space, our efforts to protect the election.”
The moves by Big Tech to silence opinions and voices they don’t like are running rampant. In an announcement on Feb. 8, Facebook claimed it is “expanding our efforts to remove false claims on Facebook and Instagram about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines and vaccines in general during the pandemic.”
“We will begin enforcing this policy immediately, with a particular focus on Pages, groups and accounts that violate these rules, and we’ll continue to expand our enforcement over the coming weeks,” Facebook said. “Groups, Pages and accounts on Facebook and Instagram that repeatedly share these debunked claims may be removed altogether.”