Facebook Implements Chinese-Style Censorship/Snitch Policies on GUNS

By David Codrea

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Jingjing and Chacha are there to make sure you behave yourself online in a manner approved of by those who would control you. And now, Facebook has recruited real life characters that act just like the cartoon thought police employed by the Chicoms.
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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)-  Ten years ago, the Communist Chinese government, the same lying, freedom-crushing totalitarians who brand U.S. gun ownership to be a “human rights violation,” introduced virtual cartoon internet police Jingjing and Chacha, whose purpose was to “pinpont web dissent” and suppress it by letting users know the police were watching them if they dared do anything forbidden.

Never one to put principle over profits, as his selling out of Americans on H1-B visas and amnesty (along with his sequestered, exclusive private estates demonstrate), Facebook’s top dog (and sixth richest oligarch on the planet) Mark Zuckerberg is now sucking up to the Chinese to allow his social media network in:

Zuckerberg hosted one of China’s top Internet officials at Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters last year, where he shamelessly put a copy of a book by President Xi on his desk to be included in some photos later posted online by the Cyberspace Administration of China.

And just to prove he’s willing to sell out freedom of expression and online conduct (the same way “Don’t be evil” Google has done), Facebook, in order to please domestic collectivists every bit as anti-gun as their Chinese counterparts, has implemented a ban on private account gun ads:

New York’s attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, who has pressed for restrictions on illegal gun sales on Facebook and other sites, praised the company’s move.

This is different than the existing Facebook ban on purchased ads:

Prohibited Content …  Ads must not promote the sale or use of … Weapons, ammunition, or explosives…

Borrowing a tactic from the police state playbook, Facebook’s “No Guns” enforcement will be dependent on an army of citizen snitches. Based on comments on gun-grabber social media pages, their fascist members are eager to do what they can to get gun owner accounts closed out for “violations.”

Facebook said it would rely on its vast network of users to report any violations of the new rules, and would remove any post that violated the policy. Beyond that, the company said it could ban users or severely limit the ways they post on Facebook, depending on the type and severity of past violations. If the company believed someone’s life was in danger, Facebook would work with law enforcement on the situation.

Facebook will also rely on user reports of private gun sales that occur between members via Facebook Messenger, the company’s private messaging service. Facebook does not scan the content of those messages.

So what’s the solution? Abandon Facebook?

You could, but then you’d be ceding an information-sharing tool to the antis. Face it, without social media, much of the information gun rights advocates need to stay informed would be extremely difficult to learn about, promote and share, as the establishment press either won’t cover it or will distort what it does “report” on.  Why not use Zuckerberg’s resources to help fellow activists stay better informed?

Plus, there’s a way to make lemonade out of lemons, and even do gun owners a service by “outing” punk gunsnitches.


David Codrea in his natural habitat.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and also posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 14 thoughts on “Facebook Implements Chinese-Style Censorship/Snitch Policies on GUNS

    1. Zuckerberg is an adolescent millennial snot unfortunately empowered to dabble prominately in socialist, New World order crap. He does so after reaping the benefits of good old American capitalism. He now thinks he knows what’s good for ya. The list includes disarming us, denying speech that doesn’t agree with his world view, and, redistributing the wealth of those who thinks ought to “do more.” He, on the other hand, will do exactly what he damn well pleases with his own wealth, sniff, sniff, cause he can.

    2. If I wanted to live in China or Russia, I would have moved there. Several of my friends have left Facebook. I may be doing the same soon.

    3. Facebook is a private entity and you don’t have to use it. They have every right to choose to allow private firearm sales or to refrain from them. This shouldn’t surprise you. There are plenty other avenues to sell your firearm if it is legal. This is not that big of a deal. I’d love to see some stats if anyone ever took them, on really what % of private gun sales occurred through Facebook. Because I’m doubting it’s of significance.

    4. It is beyond my skill set, but perhaps a web site like Facebook needs to be implemented! I would pay to join, as long as it dint have the freedom bashing rules like Facebook. I’ve never liked Facebook, as its in my biz too much, and I know it’s a liberal owned media. Web designers for freedom? Any out there!

    5. Perhaps Facebook should be regulated by the government just like power companies and other utilities. If Zuckerberg is so fond of oppressive government regulation surely he wouldn’t have any objection to that, after all it is for the greater good.

    6. At the same time Zuckerberg doesn’t want freedom-loving Americans to be able to sell each other guns on Facebook, Zuckerberg will gleefully allow ISIS and other islamic groups to recruit actual terrorists who will actually kill people! Take about a lefty hypocrite! (But calling someone a lefty hypocrite is a redundancy.)

      Rusty

    7. My Facebook account has just been permanent deletion. I don’t need it because it’s just another way the government has to spy on you ! Them two cartoon character cops from China ain’t even Chinese. They ain’t got them slant eyes like them Chinese got !

    8. Why don’t we start reporting violations of constitutional rights to book of face. Every time moms demand whines about someone discussing guns hit them for first amendment violations. When everytown run by a felon proposes a stupid gun law lets file complaints of second amendment violations.

    9. I’ve never understood the reasons organizations like Google or FaceBook who amass great wealth in a bare naked capitalistic way turn to socialistic censorship once they become dominate in their field.

    10. “Abandon Facebook? You could, but then you’d be ceding an information-sharing tool to the antis”

      You have absolutely no control of the tool, so you aren’t ceding anything. This new ban eliminates some of the information you can “share”. Using Facebook rewards the antis. Leaving Facebook is an opportunity for pro-constitution social media sites. Open up some competition. Then Zuckerberg can demand some government regulations restricting his competitors.

      JWKING–I agree.

    11. A little encouragement to you guys who are thinking about getting off FB – I did it 3 years ago and never regretted it one second. Looking back, I don’t see a single bit of value it ever added to my life. The friendships I really care about are as strong as ever, my head is much clearer, and everything I do online is not being sold by Zuckerberg to advertisers and whoever else is interested in exploiting it. I honestly think we’ll look back in 30 years or less and realize that FB was probably the worst thing ever to happen to our society.

    12. People always suggest how lawful citizens can always go elsewhere and I am sick of it!! Yeah, uh NO! Here is what’s going to happen!! THE ONES VIOLATING MY GOD-GIVEN CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS CAN DO THINGS THE RIGHT WAY or THEY CAN GO TO HELL! The ones defending the criminals who violate the rights of others wake up too, they are a part of the problem.

      Laugh all you want and make light of these seemingly simple violations, this is how the enemy does things. He starts taking away small, insignificant things until he has everything. I hope those laughing goes through what I (and others) are going through until they learn to care about the violations happening to others.

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