Sunday, June 9, 2019

Zionist Vigilantes With James Altucher and Curtis Sliwa

Also, see links and screenshot below the video!

1. Vigilante Justice "Zionist Style" With the "Guardian Angels"

2. The head of the Guardian Angels is one of the speakers in the bottom video here: watch the video. James Altucher used to have a picture up on his Twitter with him and Curtis, James was wearing a Guardian Angels outfit.

3. James Altucher: Entitled Lying Psychopathic Zionist Scum: see here and here.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Israel's Right To Exist Debunked DERSHOWITZ DESTROYED

See here for a past debate with Alan Dershowitz. This guy is nothing but a pathetic liar. See here for more about the so-called Jews. See here, here and here for what Jesus said about them. People really have no idea what these so-called Jews are doing, (in the words of Jesus, they are not the Jews.) They are literally trying to stop you from criticizing them by yelping about so-called "anti-semitism," they know who they are and they know they are liars. That is not me saying that... THAT IS JESUS. See here for the Jews and mental illness. See here, herehere, here, here, here and here for Jews and terrorism.

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(To Download the audio, click on the link above and then click on the download link in the top right hand corner.)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Must Watch Documentary: Absolute Evil- Learn the History of Manipulation of Human Beings With Classified Technology

The documentary below is an absolute must watch. Be sure to watch the whole presentation. You will learn how long this technology has been around and the massive human rights abuses that have been perpetrated. This is something that is rarely talked about, in fact, it is extremely difficult to find information on this topic. See here and here for more about classified and hi-technology.  See here for more about MkUltra. (Be sure to scroll down and go through all of the articles when you click through on the MkUltra link.) See here for more about Transhumanism. (Be sure to scroll down and go through all of the articles and videos when you click on the Transhumanist link.)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

My Old Account Was Closed Down by Twitter --- But The New One Is Already Up!

See my last post on this topic here. My old account was closed down. They cut off all of my followers. See the new account here! The new name is exposezion. Just to remind you, I have also had three Facebook accounts closed down. Do you understand how insane this is? They are targeting political dissidents with classified technology in their homes! They have the brains and bodies of these people hooked up to computers and are monitoring them and experimenting on them. These people are evil sick psychopaths.

Classified Technology: Learn Intelligence Tactics:  Discredit Someone with Hi-Technology: 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Absolute Must Read: Microwave Weapons, Torture and Evil Stalking Snake Psychopaths

Update: I originally posted this in April of 2017. My situation has now become worse. I was sent to the hospital on the Jewish Passover March 22, 2018, (I'm sure the day was just a coincidence,) with severe pains in my stomach and a heart rate of 29. The Mission Hospital can validate this, I am telling the truth. Since then my health has just become worse. (By the way, did you know that the terrorist attack happened in England on the Jewish Passover (March 22,) in 2017? Did you know the terrorist attack happened in Belgium on the Jewish Passover (March 22) in 2016? Did you know the 322 of Skull and Bones symbol is also connected to the Passover? All coincidences right?  

Besides the people listed below, there are many organized stalking losers in the town of Mission, Maple Ridge and Abbotsford that are involved in this. The police (RCMP and Abbotsford police,) are completely complicit in covering this up. See here and here for proof of this. Canada has officially become a Banana Republic.

You Must Read All 37 Of The Tweets Below!
All of The People Listed Below Know
This is Happening

See here for more about classified technology, see here for more about intelligence tactics. See here for more about slandering and discrediting people with hi-technology video and picture editing. What do the people listed below all have in common?  They are being motivated by a Zionist agenda to do what they are doing... whether they know it or not.  So, either they are working with intelligence, they are working with organized crime somewhere, or they are involved with drugs, (see here for the CIA history and involvement with drugs,) or they are Zionists. 

This is how sad countries like the United States and Canada have become, it is absolutely sickening and pathetic. It is important to know that the intelligence agencies, from their very inception, have always been attached to Wall Street and the banks. They are the real ones who control the drug trade. (For more articles about intelligence agencies and their connections to drugs, see all the articles here, scroll down to read and view them all.) 

Intelligence agencies have always worked with organized crime. There have also been strong connections between Silicon Valley and intelligence agencies right from the beginning. These nutjobs rule our countries. Did you know that the FBI and the RCMP literally receive their intelligence from them? Some of the people below know each other. This is a good example. See here for more about vigilante groups that work with the Police and Neighbourhood Watch. There are many people who are involved in Wall Street who know others in intelligence, military intelligence, counterintelligence in law enforcement, Silicon Valley, organized crime, Hollywood, and academia. They all work together. See here for more about FBI InfraGard

This is the modern-day Stasi Octopus, at the top, it's run by the banks, organized crime, intelligence agencies and Silicon Valley, it then filters down into the community level. It involves everyone from informants for the police, drug dealers, drug addicts, neighborhood watch, businessmen and women, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, government employees, teachers, nurses, ambulance drivers, firemen, trades personnel, (for example; like pest control and anti-graffiti cleaning companies or property management,) cross-fit centers, Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts places, gyms, vitamin and supplement stores, law enforcement, private security and security guards, writers, doctors, lawyers, journalists, actors, sports figures, priests and religious leaders, addiction recovery groups, university professors, waiters and hotel personnel. This is exactly what it was like in East Germany. There isn't one group they didn't infiltrate. Now your society has become just as sad, our countries have turned into Stasi nightmares. 

1. James Altucher: a Zionist psychopath who poses as a "self-help author"


3. This behavior comes from the Talmud: … …

4. See here: We Must Not Forget That Some Of The Greatest Murderers Of Modern Times Were Jewish

5. See here: Talmudic Terror and Torture:

6. MUST READ- Mark & Steve Amery stalkers & spies who know of classified technology, torture & human experimentation: … …

7. Go to my Facebook page and scroll down to read more about Mark Amery, read the enumerated posts, number 1-12. … …

8. Nurse Who Thinks He's "Cute" By Putting Up A Goat Pic After I Put Up An Article About Human Sacrifice:

9. Counter Intelligence Phonies Who Know About Stasi Organized Stalking & Classified Technology And Keep Quiet About It:

10. Right now, you have a war going on, literally, it will potentially become a full-blown civil war....Zionists and their collaborators

11. against the population, I swear on my life this is true.  I am risking my life to tell people this

12. They are openly torturing people, and openly using bio-warfare on the population, the RCMP is a complete disgrace and does nothing. They are also using neuro-weapons and they know this

13. They are openly shooting people with microwaves and classified technology, I feel this all the time

14. I had pain down my arm and radiate to my chest and back like a stroke... for a couple weeks, they watch like snuff.
(See here for more about satellite terrorism.  See this old clip of a scientist looking out of a cat's eyes. What they have now is even more advanced. They are using brain-chips and nanotechnology.)

15. Chest pain, neck pain.... they are psychopaths. Why is the Zionist influenced media and our government covering up technology like this?

16. Microwave Warfare & Directed Energy Weapons - a List of Must See Links and a Video: … … … … … …

17. Also, look under my name Shane Hurren on my Twitter here: see classified technology, learn intelligence tactics, discredit someone with hi-technology

18. I am using my real name and I am the only one who is telling the truth about this, maybe in the whole world. This is the truth

19. This all connects to Israel--

20. Counter Intelligence 101 - The Sabotage Of Legitimate Dissent: … …

21. Look what Donald Trump had to say about Senator John Glenn & yet they won't talk about classified technology: … also former U.S. representative from Ohio and candidate for the president of the United States Dennis Kucinich's attempted ban of space-based weapons: THEY ARE REAL!

22. RCMP, CSIS, The CSE, And FBI- RCMP knows about microwave technology and they are allowing biowarfare in Canada:

23. FBI knows of and admits biowarfare, but, RCMP supposedly doesn't know...sure:… … #RCMPARELIARS

24. Counter Intelligence Against Political Dissidents:

25. Must read, this is how they deal with counter-intelligence targets: … …

26. A collection of MUST READ posts about brain chips - electromagnetic weapons and mind control: … … … … … … …

27. A list Of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs that need to be seen for what they really are --- liars:

28. Another Stalking Piece of Human Waste - Meet Jessica Brookman:

29. Two Stalking Phony Psychopathic Lowlifes From Hell- James Altucher & Joe Rogan:

30. Pathetic psycho newspaper nutjob and how she blocks me from commenting on their newspaper's Facebook:

31. Zoltan Istvan - another psychopathic Jewish transhumanist Loser:

32. Victor Niederhoffer and Fellow Zionists on His Website- Psychopathic Zionist Stalking Lunatics:

33. SMB Capital - Front for Jewish Organized Crime and Intelligence:

34. A Stalking Demon That Needs To Be Fed To a Lion In a Colosseum- Meet Tucker Max:

35. Dave Asprey- Another Piece of Crap Scumbag That is Aware of Classified Technology and Stalks People:

36. Occupy Wall Street: Lose Your Political Correctness: Zionists Who All Know About Classified Technology and Stalk People:

37. MUST SEE: More people who like to gang up on truth-tellers, SEE THE PICTURES of psychopaths in the town of Mission, British Columbia. These people need to be exposed for the scum they really are: Henry Tusi you know who you really are and what you are involved in, right? Henry is soon going to McGill university in Ontario, so watch out for him there.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gorilla Properties Doing "Property Maintenance" Outside of My Place On Same Day I'm In a Massive Car Accident

Owner of Gorilla Properties (Lying Evil Scum)
See Pictures Below With Evidence!
His Company is Associated With
Public Safety Canada. This is the
Homeland Security of Canada

See here for more about Gorilla Properties. This is how insane these psychopaths are. They have people all around where I live, from the psycho living next door to me WHO CONSTANTLY BANGS ON MY WALL, to the property manager that had this Gorilla dirtbag come to my townhouse complex and do "work" right where I live.

Literally on top of my roof and across the street. See the pictures below.  I was in a car accident and the car was totaled.  The accident happened January 10, this was taken January 11. You can see the front of my car that was in the accident the day before this picture was taken. (Top picture below.) Also, see the the towing truck receipt below where it says the date of the accident, the kind of car it was, (Honda) and the colour of the car, (Silver.)

What a coincidence, the same day I get in an accident  the Gorilla truck shows up to do work. I have been living here for over a year and this is the only time I have ever seen his truck. It gets even better. The morning I had the accident an ambulance shows up at my house and knocks on the door (wakes me up,) and asked me if I called for an ambulance. This has never happened in my whole life, but, it happens the same morning BEFORE the accident happened! But wait there is more... when I got into the accident a fire truck and a ambulance drove by TWICE AND NEVER STOPPED. I WAS BLEEDING ALL OVER THE ROAD AND NO ONE STOPPED. The car was completely totaled.  Believe me, they planned this accident --- this is how sick these people are. They are psychopaths.

These people watch every thing I think, say and do. Plus, they shoot me with microwaves. I now know they literally set this place up for me when I moved here, just like when I lived in Vancouver. The psychopath Mark Amery has been following me around for over a decade easily. The RCMP has community watch all around my place and in the neighborhood I live. (Mission B.C.) When I tried to go into the Facebook community groups for Mission and Maple Ridge, Facebook banned me. (See here, here and here for more about Facebook. See here for Facebook blocking me, I did open another account but they blocked that too.) Why? Because they do not want people to know the truth. This is exactly why I was banned from Facebook. The RCMP community watch works with the US intelligence agencies and Silicon Valley. Just look at the censorship with the RCMP here and here.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Brain Implants Vulnerable To Hackers

Ethical Considerations of Brain Computer Interfaces - Nanotechnology: see here: … and here: … For more about classified and hi-technology see here and here.

New York Times- Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers

Whatever these people suffered, everyone has to know these weapons are 100% real and extremely deadly and evil. I have posted previously about classified and high technology here and here. See here and here for more about targeting political dissidents. See here for evidence of electronic warfare in military manuals, see here for more about it at Wikipedia.

It is rather interesting that the New York Times also talked about mind control and Dr. Delgado in an article way back in the 70's, see here for that.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Another Israeli Psychopath Who Blocks Me Because I'm Intolerant Of Their Intolerance (See Picture)

See her Wikipedia here. For some of her interesting comments see here. Here is a small sample: “May you be raped in your grave,” says the new darling of Israel’s ruling Likud party. Sounds like this charmer here who said Palestinian mothers give birth to “little snakes.”  I am used to being blocked, it is no different than the Canadian Military Intelligence Agency that blocks me. (See picture below.) For more of this classic Israeli and Jewish intolerance, see this soccer game in Israel

Imagine if we had people in the Canadian government saying this? Thankfully we don't --- they just kiss the asses of the people who believe such insanity. See here for more about Judaism. 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Evidence of What I Am Talking About- Slander and Electronic Warfare Are In Military Field Manuals

Click here to see the U.S. military manual for Guerrilla Warfare and Special Forces Operations. In Chapter 9, at section 152 under the Psychological Operations in Support of Unconventional Warfare they refer to using slander as a tactic against an enemy population. This is why I refer to these tactics in this post here. Also see this post about how covert agents infiltrate the internet to manipulate, deceive and destroy reputations.

Now, click here to see the Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare Manual. Go to Appendix B-23, and you will see they admit using Electronic Warfare.

There you go, they admit using slander and electronic warfare, just like I said.

It is so important for people to realize that this is not just the military doing this, this is the Intelligence Agencies and the Police.

CSIS, CSE and the RCMP in Canada and the NSA, CIA and the FBI in the United States. This is COINTELPRO. (See here and here for more about COINTELPRO.) See here for more articles about the RCMP. See here for the RCMP targeting political dissidents. See here for the RCMP terrorism guide. See here for how the RCMP is transferring resources away from dealing with organized crime into watching supposed "terrorists." See here for Homeland Security, a collection of must see links.

See here for more about electronic warfare from Wikipedia. See here for more about electronic warfare and microwave weapons. See here for more about classified technology.  

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Threat of Israeli settler violence casts dark shadow over 2019

Following a year of escalating attacks by settlers against Palestinians, Israel's security agency is warning of a continued upward trend

Sunday 27 January 2019 10:55 UTC

On the night of 12 October 2018, Aisha al-Rabi, a Palestinian in her 40s, was riding in her family’s car, seated next to her husband and with her two daughters asleep in the back. 
These would be the final minutes of her life. The mother-of-seven was killed moments later, after being struck in the head by a stone thrown by a group of teenage Jewish settlers on a road near the settlement of Rehelim in the occupied West Bank.
Rabi’s brutal murder was just one of 482 attacks carried out by Jewish settlers against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank during 2018, a threefold increase over the previous year.
Even more worrying, Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet, forecasts a continued upward surge in settler violence against Palestinians this year, warning that extremist Jewish groups are “committed” to terrorising Palestinians in the occupied territory. 

Clear and sinister motive

It’s hard to imagine how 2018 could have been any worse for the more than six million Palestinians who live in Israel and the occupied territories. Not only did the US sanctify an Israeli war crime in relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but it also cut funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, jeopardising the lives of hundreds of thousands Palestinian refugees who depend on the agency for their daily survival. 
Also last year, Israeli snipers assassinated around 200 peaceful Palestinian protesters in Gaza, including women, children, medics and journalists, all killed since the Great March of Return began on 30 March.
These attacks are occurring and increasing for one very simple reason: The perpetrators are neither deterred, arrested nor punished
Added to this misery is the fact that illegal Jewish settlers are now seemingly hell-bent on going after the more than two million Palestinians who legally occupy the West Bank.
While only a small number of the 482 settler attacks in 2018 were fatal, the objective of this violence has a clear and sinister motive: to terrorise the indigenous population into fleeing their homes for refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Gaza and elsewhere.
Acts of settler violence have included physical assaults and the vandalism and destruction of Palestinian-owned farmland, homes and vehicles. In addition, “price tag” attacks have been designed to “exact a price” from local Palestinians for residing on the land that Israeli settlers deem desirable for themselves.

Apartheid system of governance

Palestinian residents in the village of Yasuf described to Middle East Eye how they awoke to find their car tyres slashed, and their homes and local mosque covered in racist graffiti, including: “Death to Arabs”, “Price tag” and “Revenge”.
These attacks are occurring and increasing for one very simple reason: The perpetrators are neither deterred, arrested nor punished. In the occupied West Bank, there is one set of laws and rules for Palestinians, and another for Israeli settlers. This is the hallmark of an apartheid system of governance: two laws for one land. 
Israeli settlers are pictured in the settlement of Sa Nur in the occupied West Bank on 24 July (AFP)
In fact, the entire Israeli judicial system is based on racism and prejudice against non-Jewish people, so much so that it refuses to recognise the rights of Palestinians who live lawfully on their land, while at the same time granting extraordinary legal rights to Jewish settlers who live in settlements that defy international law.
It’s also easy to argue that in the Trump era, which has effectively given Israel a green light to do whatever it pleases against Palestinians - no matter how repressive, illegal or immoral - there is a climate of impunity for settlers in the West Bank. This is illustrated by the fact that the Israeli government issued its highest number of new settlement construction tenders in more than a decade during the past year.

‘Green light’ for settlements

When I spoke with former Palestinian health minister Basem Naim, he identified four factors behind the surge in settler violence, including the Israeli government’s tacit support of right-wing extremism; the refusal of the Israeli judicial system to hold violent settlers accountable; the US government’s “green light” for building more settlements; and the “collaboration” of Palestinian Authority security forces with Israel.
Omar Baddar, a Palestinian American and deputy director of the Arab American Institute, told me: “Donald Trump’s administration is the most viciously anti-Palestinian administration in the history of the US.
"[As a result], Israeli settlers have picked up on the climate created by their own extremist government and the unconditional backing of the Trump administration, which in turn emboldens them to carry out further aggression against the Palestinians, knowing accountability is a very distant prospect.”
With these political winds favouring Israel’s settler movement - one that’s enthusiastically led by the Netanyahu government and underwritten by the Trump administration - 2019 promises to be every bit as violent towards Palestinians living under the boot of an ever-expanding settler population, one that’s becoming increasingly emboldened and radicalised.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Absolute Must Listen - Learn the Truth About What is Coming in the Future

The audio below covers many different topics, from Donald Trump and his son in law, Chabad and the future of the state of Israel.  This is an absolute must listen. For a previous video about who runs the internet, see here. For more about Donald Trump and those who surround him, see here. For more about his connections to the Mob, see here, (be sure to scroll down and go through all the articles and videos there.)

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(To Download the audio, click on the link above and then click on the download link in the top right hand corner.)

How Easy is it to Get People to Engage in Organized Stalking? A Perfect Example of The Naivete of the Public and Putting Too Much Trust in Authority Figures

Doesn't this remind you of what they used to say in places like Nazi Germany? "I was just following orders..." See here for classified technology, learn intelligence discrediting tactics here, (be sure to read the links about Zersetzung.) See here for more about Homeland Security.

'Couple Harassed with Organized Stalking Noise Harassment Campaign'

See here for another MUST SEE video on this topic.

Notice in the video below how even members of the police, fire department and as I say here, nurses are involved. This is how screwed up these pieces of crap really are. They are complete psychopaths. My situation is because of sick, screwed up people that are connected to organized crime, intelligence agencies, Hollywood, Wall Street and Silicon Valley that has filtered down into the community level. My targeting is 100% Zionist based.

That is not to say that "all Jews" are involved, nor that it is only Jews doing this, but... that is the truth of what is happening to me. See here for Homeland Security and its links to Zionism. I also must stress, this targeting started before I began posting anything about what I knew. Meaning, the targeting got worse when I started posting information, but, they were doing this to me before I posted anything. This is a part of counter-intelligence with collaboration in the private sector and organized crime. See here for more information about how the RCMP and CSIS are involved with this. This is what they do. See here for intelligence tactics and here for classified technology.  See here for a free e-book about organized stalking that is being perpetrated by government agencies.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Who Runs The Internet?

For past posts on this topic, see here and here.

Facebook Says It Is Deleting Accounts at the Direction of the U.S. and Israeli Governments

For more about Jewish and Israeli censorship, see herehere and hereJust for the record, I had my first account closed by Facebook. About three months later I opened another account but it only lasted a few weeks. CLOSED DOWN. AGAIN. What they hate the most is when you join local community groups and post articles about Zionism, classified technology, intelligence methods or techniques. What intelligence agencies do is smear you in the community. This is a part of their program. They do not want you posting blog posts or articles into community watch groups. 
December 30 2017, 6:15 a.m.
IN SEPTEMBER OF last year, we noted that Facebook representatives were meeting with the Israeli government to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.” The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked — came after Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment of laws requiring Facebook to do so, upon pain of being severely fined or even blocked in the country.
The predictable results of those meetings are now clear and well-documented. Ever since, Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the decades-long, illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Indeed, Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders:
Shortly after news broke earlier this month of the agreement between the Israeli government and Facebook, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to the social media giant over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed “incitement.” She said Facebook had granted 95 percent of the requests.
She’s right. The submission to Israeli dictates is hard to overstate: As the New York Times put it in December of last year, “Israeli security agencies monitor Facebook and send the company posts they consider incitement. Facebook has responded by removing most of them.”
What makes this censorship particularly consequential is that “96 percent of Palestinians said their primary use of Facebook was for following news.” That means that Israeli officials have virtually unfettered control over a key communications forum of Palestinians.
In the weeks following those Facebook-Israel meetings, reported The Independent, “the activist collective Palestinian Information Center reported that at least 10 of their administrators’ accounts for their Arabic and English Facebook pages — followed by more than 2 million people — have been suspended, seven of them permanently, which they say is a result of new measures put in place in the wake of Facebook’s meeting with Israel.” Last March, Facebook briefly shut down the Facebook page of the political party, Fatah, followed by millions, “because of an old photo posted of former leader Yasser Arafat holding a rifle.”
2016 report from the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms detailed how extensive the Facebook censorship was:
Pages and personal accounts that were filtered and blocked: Palestinian Dialogue Network ( Gaza now, Jerusalem News Network, Shihab agency, Radio Bethlehem 2000, Orient Radio Network, page Mesh Heck, Ramallah news, journalist Huzaifa Jamous from Abu Dis, activist Qassam Bedier, activist Mohammed Ghannam, journalist Kamel Jbeil, administrative accounts for Al Quds Page, administrative accounts Shihab agency, activist Abdel-Qader al-Titi, youth activist Hussein Shajaeih, Ramah Mubarak (account is activated), Ahmed Abdel Aal (account is activated), Mohammad Za’anin (still deleted), Amer Abu Arafa (still deleted), Abdulrahman al-Kahlout (still deleted).
Needless to say, Israelis have virtually free rein to post whatever they want about Palestinians. Calls by Israelis for the killing of Palestinians are commonplace on Facebook, and largely remain undisturbed.
As Al Jazeera reported last year, “Inflammatory speech posted in the Hebrew language … has attracted much less attention from the Israeli authorities and Facebook.” One study found that “122,000 users directly called for violence with words like ‘murder,’ ‘kill,’ or ‘burn.’ Arabs were the No. 1 recipients of hateful comments.” Yet there appears to be little effort by Facebook to censor any of that.
Though some of the most inflammatory and explicit calls for murder are sometimes removed, Facebook continues to allow the most extremist calls for incitement against Palestinians to flourish. Indeed, Israel’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, has often used social media to post what is clearly incitement to violence against Palestinians generally. In contrast to Facebook’s active suppression against Palestinians, the very idea that Facebook would ever use its censorship power against Netanyahu or other prominent Israelis calling for violence and inciting attacks is unthinkable. Indeed, as Al Jazeera concisely put it, “Facebook hasn’t met Palestinian leaders to discuss their concern.”
FACEBOOK NOW SEEMS to be explicitly admitting that it also intends to follow the censorship orders of the U.S. government. Earlier this week, the company deleted the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Ramzan Kadyrov, the repressive, brutal, and authoritarian leader of the Chechen Republic, who had a combined 4 million followers on those accounts. To put it mildly, Kadyrov — who is given free rein to rule the province in exchange for ultimate loyalty to Moscow — is the opposite of a sympathetic figure: He has been credibly accused of a wide range of horrific human rights violations, from the imprisonment and torture of LGBTs to the kidnapping and killing of dissidents.
But none of that dilutes how disturbing and dangerous Facebook’s rationale for its deletion of his accounts is. A Facebook spokesperson told the New York Times that the company deleted these accounts not because Kadyrov is a mass murderer and tyrant, but that “Mr. Kadyrov’s accounts were deactivated because he had just been added to a United States sanctions list and that the company was legally obligated to act.”
As the Times notes, this rationale appears dubious or at least inconsistently applied: Others who are on the same sanctions list, such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, remain active on both Facebook and Instagram. But just consider the incredibly menacing implications of Facebook’s claims.
What this means is obvious: that the U.S. government — meaning, at the moment, the Trump administration — has the unilateral and unchecked power to force the removal of anyone it wants from Facebook and Instagram by simply including them on a sanctions list. Does anyone think this is a good outcome? Does anyone trust the Trump administration — or any other government — to compel social media platforms to delete and block anyone it wants to be silenced? As the ACLU’s Jennifer Granick told the Times:
It’s not a law that appears to be written or designed to deal with the special situations where it’s lawful or appropriate to repress speech. … This sanctions law is being used to suppress speech with little consideration of the free expression values and the special risks of blocking speech, as opposed to blocking commerce or funds as the sanctions was designed to do. That’s really problematic.
Does Facebook’s policy of blocking people from its platform who are sanctioned apply to all governments? Obviously not. It goes without saying that if, say, Iran decided to impose sanctions on Chuck Schumer for his support of Trump’s policy of recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, Facebook would never delete the accounts of the Democratic Party Senate minority leader — just as Facebook would never delete the accounts of Israeli officials who incite violence against Palestinians or who are sanctioned by Palestinian officials. Just last month, Russia announced retaliatory sanctions against various Canadian officials and executives, but needless to say, Facebook took no action to censor them or block their accounts.
Similarly, would Facebook ever dare censor American politicians or journalists who use social media to call for violence against America’s enemies? To ask the question is to answer it.
As is always true of censorship, there is one, and only one, principle driving all of this: power. Facebook will submit to and obey the censorship demands of governments and officials who actually wield power over it, while ignoring those who do not. That’s why declared enemies of the U.S. and Israeli governments are vulnerable to censorship measures by Facebook, whereas U.S and Israeli officials (and their most tyrannical and repressive allies) are not:
All of this illustrates that the same severe dangers from state censorship are raised at least as much by the pleas for Silicon Valley giants to more actively censor “bad speech.” Calls for state censorship may often be well-intentioned — a desire to protect marginalized groups from damaging “hate speech” — yet, predictably, they are far more often used against marginalized groups: to censor them rather than protect them. One need merely look at how hate speech laws are used in Europe, or on U.S. college campuses, to see that the censorship victims are often critics of European wars, or activists against Israeli occupation, or advocates for minority rights.
One can create a fantasy world in one’s head, if one wishes, in which Silicon Valley executives use their power to protect marginalized peoples around the world by censoring those who wish to harm them. But in the real world, that is nothing but a sad pipe dream. Just as governments will, these companies will use their censorship power to serve, not to undermine, the world’s most powerful factions.
Just as one might cheer the censorship of someone one dislikes without contemplating the long-term consequences of the principle being validated, one can cheer the disappearance from Facebook and Instagram of a Chechen monster. But Facebook is explicitly telling you that the reason for its actions is that it was obeying the decrees of the U.S. government about who must be shunned.
It’s hard to believe that anyone’s ideal view of the internet entails vesting power in the U.S. government, the Israeli government, and other world powers to decide who may be heard on it and who must be suppressed. But increasingly, in the name of pleading with internet companies to protect us, that’s exactly what is happening.