Yup, folks, guess who had herself a womp-womp moment? THIS woman…and several other odious wankers, too:
Facebook has banned several significant Canadian far-right groups and figures, including Faith Goldy and the Soldiers of Odin, from its platform Monday morning.
A Facebook spokesperson told VICE that several groups—all of which exist in the far-right, white nationalist, or anti-Islam ecosystem—were banned by the social media giant. These bans come after Facebook rolled out a policy explicitly outlawing white nationalism on its platform.
The recently-banned groups include the white nationalist Faith Goldy, neo-Nazi Kevin Goudreau—who garned media attention after listing good “targets” for far-right lone wolf attackers—the Canadian Nationalist Front, Aryan Strikeforce, the Wolves of Odin, and the Soldiers of Odin (along with the Edmonton splinter group, the Canadian Infidels). Affiliated pages, including groups, will also be removed by the company. Earlier in the year, ID Canada—a group affiliated with Generation Identity, an organization the Christchurch shooting suspect donated to—was banned from the platform.
Last week Brian Fishman, policy director of counterterrorism at Facebook, told VICE that they “decided that the overlap between white nationalism, [white] separatism, and white supremacy is so extensive we really can’t make a meaningful distinction between them.”
Just what I’ve been saying for years: Same shit, different toilets. And the toilets are so close together that they might as well be one and the same, too.
Meanwhile, there’s plenty of work still to be done in wiping out white supremacy and fascism, not only on Facebook:
Goldy, infamous for her white nationalist and far-right views, has been banned by several tech companies including Patreon, Paypal, and AirBnB. The former mayoral candidate and Rebel Media personality is still active on YouTube and Twitter. Several far-right groups like the III% and La Meute still exist on Facebook.
…not to mention the ever-more-odious so-called Yellow Vests. Who also need to be banned from everywhere they show up, because too many of them are turning out to be terrorists just looking for a place to happen.
Don’t bother shedding any tears for free speech, people, it’s not dead. Just ask Karl Popper, who noted how it only tends to flourish when the absolutism that invariably gives oxygen to the worst is abandoned.
And if Faith & Co. want their Freeze Peach so badly, they can make their own damn social network. I suggest calling it PunchableFaceBook.