Skip to comments.NAACP president calls Facebook a 'threat to democracy,' says ad boycott isn't dying down soon
Posted on 07/12/2020 3:34:25 PM PDT by Libloather
Derrick Johnson, the president of the NAACP and one of the leaders of the ongoing Facebook ad boycott, called the social media giant a "threat to democracy" and said that they won't back down until the platform is safe for everyone.
"Facebook is allowing their platform to be used as a gathering point to meet, recruit and plan out harm against communities," Johnson told ABC News. "They've also allowed their platform to be manipulated by a foreign nation and domestic actors to suppress and subvert our voting process and democracy."
"That is a clear and present danger to our democracy," Johnson said.
"The NAACP was started in 1909, in response to a race riot in Springfield, Illinois, and the founders of the organization have stated very clearly that we cannot have a true democracy if we allow for this type of mob violence," he added, accusing Facebook of allowing the same violence "to breed on the platform."
Moreover, Johnson said he believes Facebook has "absolutely failed to keep African Americans safe."
"When you have a white supremacist group meeting on the platform, plotting and planning on the platform, that's a threat to the African American community," Johnson said.
"The fact that they allow their platform to be manipulated by a foreign nation, Russia, to suppress Black votes and subvert democracy, that's an immediate threat to the Black community," he added, arguing that "the outcome of that election has caused the neglect of public policy that we're seeing now with the lack of response to deal with this health pandemic."
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Not surprised that this clown doesn’t understand that the market place of ideas is essential to democracy.
I think that's called a shakedown, right?
And I say “democracy” is a threat to the decentralized power of Republic for which our American flag stands.
Democrats are evil.
Or by "threat to democracy" do their accusers mean that they aren't blocking the President's opinion 100%?
The radical insane left is turning on one of their best allies, Facebook, which has happily allowed the left to post to their heart’s content.
This tells me that if the radical left gets into power, ALL our freedom of speech will be gone in 1 day.
Kind of ironic that they’re turning on Mark Zuckerberg who is really their ally.
Show me da money.
Suckerberg made the mistake of being slightly less blatantly profar left than the other platforms and made one mild comment in favor of free speech and they’re out for his first born now.
I see Facebook has not made the necessary payments and ritual groveling.
He’s spouting unfounded conspiracy theories.
I think there's a glimmer in hope in him. Maybe he just needs to meet up with Elon Musk man to man and swallow the red pill.
The NAACP: originally founded by Socialists, infiltrated by the Communist Party in the 1920s, never strayed far from its roots.
Translation: Free speech is a threat to the Marxist agenda he supports.
Well, if we were a democracy.......WE’RE A REPUBLIC!
National Association for the Advancement of ‘Colored People’
Is that racist?
“This tells me that if the radical left gets into power, ALL our freedom of speech will be gone in 1 day.”
If the left gets into power, CW-II is a matter of when, not if.
I say this with some reservation, but I’m starting to like FB more lately. I never abandoned it. I post pro-Trump stuff all the time. I’ve never been banned.
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