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Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan, Calls Him “Dangerous”

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Today Facebook announced that it is designating several high profile people as “dangerous” and will ban them from its platform. Among them is Minister Louis Farrahkan of the Nation of Islam (NOI). Whether you love or hate Farrakhan, NOI and their theology, there is a much larger issue at stake. This announcement underscores the importance of Black people owning and controlling our own media platforms. We cannot rely solely on others to communicate our message.

What if Harriett Tubman relied on Twitter to communicate with slaves and their freedom was contingent on her being in favor with the platform? What if Dr. King only had Facebook and Instagram but his account was shut down once he began calling for economic boycotts of large corporations? Tubman and King, fortunately, had Black people and in King’s case, press and organizations, to help amplify their mission and message. Today, sadly, we are almost entirely at the mercy of others, in order to communicate with our own people. Facebook’s announcement simply brings home the fact that at any point we can be silenced, if we do not control the means of communication.

This realization also raises concern over the recent developments in Ice Cube’s bid to buy 21 California regional sports networks. Sinclair Broadcast Group has reportedly beat out Cube’s bid but there is lingering controversy. Cube has alleged that anti-competitive actions have hindered his group’s ability to fairly compete in the process. At stake in this process wasn’t simply the ability to produce sports content and sell ads but in fact ownership of communication channels. Those who own the channels control the message. Those who control the message, ultimately, control the masses. Cube has good reason to worry about whether or not all things were fair, with so much at stake.

LOS ANGELES – AUG 13: O’Shea Jackson Jr, Ice Cube at the HFPA Hosts Annual Grants Banquet – Arrivals at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on August 13, 2015 in Beverly Hills, CA

A Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to CNN Business, “We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology.” The spokespersons went on to say, “The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.” From Barack Obama to Louis Farrakhan, Black people represent a range of ideologies and priorities. Some we will agree with and others we will not. What is important is that we are able to communicate freely, when any of us has a message of uplift for our people.

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104 COMMENTS

  1. Why are you only banning black people that speak on issues of racism. I think this is terrible what are you controlling free speech oh no. Well you need to ban Trump

    • I have been banned over and over for speaking truth to power and for speaking against racist establishments…..its time for US people of color to ban those who try to silence us and to take actions that are exclusively for US. that means keeping them OUT of our sphere of influence and not allowing THEM to enter

    • Thanks evelyn any black man that unite and educate his is always going to ne hated anf silence by white America

      • Absolutely they stay bashing and hat in on black ppl on Facebook all day every day but soon as u say one word like whitey or pink ppl or any other word portray in their race o u get banned from Facebook to Facebook jail like really Facebook is racist they are so scared that black ppl wake up that’s their biggest fear cause they know we would be so unstoppable str8 up I no just as well as they do that would be big thjng

      • Muslim terrorist? Dude its about people that know the truth and that truth will bring down their system. So Farrakhan And Alex Jones is a Muslim terrorist?

      • I think it’s about race. The fact that Alex Jones was removed does’nt remove the racial epithet. Indeed Alex Jones does’nt agree with their underlying racial philosophy. That’s why he was removed. Yes it has to do with race

      • I don’t see Min. Louis Farrakhan as a “terrorist,” do you? He has never advocated violence that I know of and as the spokesperson for a large percentage of Black people, Muslim and so many others who are not Muslim, I think we need to question this action and follow through on developing alternative means of communication. This is serious and I am saddened by this action.

  2. These satanic demons never stop..460 yrs of pure hell and horror and they are not finished…How can the greatest haters and the most dangerous people in history have the nerve to accuse anybody of hate, and being dangerous..
    HYPOCRITES

  3. WHY DON’T SOMEONE CREATE A FACEBOOK FOR BLACK PEOPLE THAT WAY WE CAN SAY WHATEVER WE WANT TO SAY!!! I AM SURE WE HAVE THE INTEL ZUCKERBERG IF HE DIDN’T PURCHASE THE IDEA FROM A BLACK PERSON PROBABLY STOLE IT ANYWAY, I’M JUST SAYING IT’S NOT SO UNLIKELY SINCE THEY HAVE STOLEN EVERYTHING ELSE.

  4. Why are they banning this man and there’s a lot of groups that should be banned. They produce hate, pornography, and I feel that if they produce that, Min. Farrakhan shouldn’t be banned. He is telling the truth and Zukerberg can’t accept the truth. He is a evil man and God will blow up his wickedness in his face.

    • No the powers that be are pressuring Zuckerberg he has to do it or loose what he has … it goes higher than Zuckerberg !!!!

  5. I have been banned over and over for speaking truth to power and for speaking against racist establishments…..its time for US people of color to ban those who try to silence us and to take actions that are exclusively for US. that means keeping them OUT of our sphere of influence and not allowing THEM to enter

  6. Banning Minister Louis Farrakhan and others who have a message for black people to unite to buy blacks to spend our money in our community to respect ourselves. Those who are teaching the youth about their real history and preventing them from ending up in prison for profits. They are seen as a threat to their agenda to subjugate the black men and destroy the black family. A black man is not supposed to have that much power, Farrakhan is not afraid of them and that scared them so they must find a way to limit his message. If blacks stop misbehaving and don’t fill up their jails it will put a dent in their capital gain and free labor. There are many ways to rage war on a race and by preventing leaders, scholars, and citizens to share their knowledge to educate and motivate us to unite and build our community so we can be the powerful being that we were created and meant to be is their way to squash that from becoming a reality. Maybe we should create our own way to communicate and spread our messages of self-worth, hope, and rebirth. It is imperative that we use our knowledge, wealth and money wisely to reinvent a prosperous black community. We come from royalty! It is time that we behave like the great and mighty race that we are! Our rights are already infringed let’s not lose our voices! Let’s not be subjugated and continued to be mental slaves. Let’s stop being our own enemies and destroying one another! Let’s reclaim our dignity! Let’s find a way to break the cycle where every time a black man become too powerful he is either killed or silenced. This time let’s rally together and create our own safe place where we can grow and prosper as a people.

  7. If trump can shut the government down we can shut the economy down no more spending can blacks unite to do that?stay away from corner stores,stay away from nail shops,and all foreign shops and businesses,do not celebrate any fucking holidays and many other things that control the economy we have the power in our dollars IT’S TIME TO HIT HARD PEOPLE DON’T JUST KNOW IT JUST DO IT SPREAD THE WORD TEACH YOUR CHILDREN STAY AWAY FROM MEAT TOO EDUCATE YOURSELVES AND YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS

  8. I wish I knew how to go about setting up a little social media well we are allowed to say what we need to say and come together as a race

  9. I like to know what happens to freedom of speech. Isn’t that the 5th amendment right the speak what you believe….smdh

  10. Facebook had banned Dr. Boyce as well. Dr. Boyce can be found on Blaggenuf.com and on the African History Network.

  11. Why haven’t they banned Trump?
    This means that we will have to be vigilant and diligent in getting our messages out. I will post every Farrakhan video and quote I can.

  12. none of this is right what you do one you do to other what’s good for the gander is good for the goose let’s start with those at the top of this nonsense and you know who they are they know who they are and yet there’s nothing being done about it I was told at your age not your color if the shoe fits wear it God is no respecter person the creator of the universe long ago drums was played to get the message across they took that away next songs with song understand what I’m saying you can read between the lines in all your getting get an understanding my people perish for lack of knowledge a man lack wisdom let him ask of God Willie C Cochran senior

  13. Remember when he warned everyone about satanic jews? You gotta be litt AF to support this moron or when he said “the false Jew will lead you to filth and indecency” or all the other disgusting bullshit that has come out of this lunatics mouth?

  14. I love Minister Farrakhan he has taught me a lot about my history something i didn’t get in school. They can ban Minister Farrakhan but they can’t hidr the thruth everyone needs to know their history and Minister Farrakhan speaks the thruth. Some people can’t stand the truth i love you Minister Farrakhan

  15. This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard by far! But yet Facebook allow hate groups to continue in private groups setting. This is an all out attack on black people, plain and simple! I will support my brothers and sisters even if I have to leave Facebook or whatever else. True Colors has been shown here! Wow! Smdh. You can’t ban Goggle or other affiliates that’s not connected to Facebook now can you!?!

  16. This is bs. Y’all better block every white racist mf on fb. Y’all just hate to see someone take up for us African Americans huh? Y’all hate to see blacks being educated about this suppose to be white america huh? PIGS it’s called a freedom of speech that’s an the 5th amendment right? So how can you guys do that? 🤔🤔

  17. When a man of color is SILENCED, because he is teaching his race to be self-sufficient, it’s an “assassination of his speech”; which, violates a MAJOR American right… freedom of speech.
    When common-sense ceases to be common;
    When fair treatment becomes unfair;
    When what is right is NOW wrong;
    When favoritism, which was once forbidden, is NOW allowed (to a “selected” group);
    When all of these things are happening more and MORE; it’s time to go back and listen to the words (the messages) in the songs by our “storytellers” (R&B) singers/ groups of yester-year…
    And decide to ACT, by educating; spending/investing in yourself 1st/community 2nd/your people 3rdly; boycott ALL unfair people/groups/practices; and, finally, strengthen self/fam/and or general groups peoples, etc.

  18. Zuckerberg, Barr, Dershowitz, The JDL, Netanyahu, the entire media industry including Clear Channel is controlled by Ultra Consecutive Euro-Caucasian who identify with Judaism as members of the Ashkenazi Jews. They are racists who have a disdain for Obama. Many integrate themselves in our organizations, professing to support our cause by providing funding only to control the agenda. Banning Min. Farrakhan will Not silence the grievances and dissent of the African Diaspora. Three more Farrakhan’s will rise up and be more forniable more wieldy, more lethal than the Min. We still have the independent black Baptist and Methodist churches to gather the masses to speak truth to power. Zuckerberg can’t control the black church which is why these independent institutions are being burned down. We must protect the independent black church people to strategize one again as we done before to end Slavery & Jim Crow.

  19. This article is a false equivalency. Louis Farrakhan isn’t like Harriet Tubman or MLK Jr. The only thing they have in common is that they’re black. Tubman and MLK Jr. are heroes. Farrakhan is an antisemitic hypocrite that has been counterproductive to civil rights. Farrakhan said Hitler was right and was a good man for killing 6 million Jews. Guess what? Hitler killed black people too. Here are some other Farrakhan quotes.
    “I’m not mad at you because you’re so stupid,” Farrakhan continued. “So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, you do what they do, call me an anti-Semite. Stop it, I’m anti-Termite.”

    Speech at anniversary of Million Man March, 10/14/18

    “Satanic Jews have infected the whole world with poison and deceit.”

    Sermon, 5/27/18

    “The Jews have control over those agencies of government. When you want something in this world, the Jew holds the door.”

    Saviour’s Day Speech, 2/25/18

    “Powerful Jews are my enemy.”

  20. I forgot to mention that I do agree with the articles point that social media platforms are systemically racist just like any other American owned institution. Just banning Farrakhan from them isn’t because he’s black, it’s because he’s blatantly antisemitic.

  21. What about SUCKERBERG, For ALL WE KNOW He could be a RUSSIAN OPERATIVE With the Shit he ALLOWED as far as Personal information STOLEN….js…THAT’S KINDA Dangerous Too….

  22. If that’s the case y’all need to ban Donald Trump, David Duke and all these races mf. Like him Or knot he’s better than a lot of these people

  23. I haven’t heard him speak in a long time bu unless it has changed he should be banned, hard teaching is not what black people need. He is not even worthy to be put in the same category as Dr. King, or Harriet Tubman because their not teaching hate, therefore they would not be considered dangerous by facebook.

  24. Freedom of speech,
    Farrakhan and Alex Jones shouldn’t be in the same conversation, if you been anybody it should be 45…

  25. THEY ARE FORCING US TO UNITE. WE ARE COMPETING WITH WHITE JESUS THOUGH SO MANY OF OUR PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT OUR SLAVEMASTER SUDDENLY LOVE US AND DIED FOR US AND HE HAS TO TAKE US TO OUR FATHER. AND HE IS THE GOD TO GIVE OUR MONIES TO. INSTEAD OF BUILDING HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES ELDERLY HOMES ETC. WE ARE NOT EVEN FEEDING OURSELVES EVERYONE COMES INTO OUR DISTRICT ONLY FOR OUR MONIES AND LEAVE. IF WE ALL GIVE ONE DOLLAR OF GOD’S MONEY FOR ONE MONTH SEE HOW MUCH CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED.

  26. I know why they banned him it’s because he’s intelligent very well informed and extremely up on these current events and the government don’t like that they know he is powerful but he’s not dangerous they just don’t want him to educate his race on Facebook.

    • Yes just boycott Facebook. Yes people have a right for freedom of speech regarded if you agree with them or not. Look at trump hes dangerous

  27. MAN Fuck Facebook. I def ain’t fucking with them anymore.. What type of shit are they talking about,, Banning Farrakhan because he speaks on uplifting black people, and others as well he emphasizes on blacks more because he is black and let’s be real we been getting the shitty end of the stick since day 1, but still speaks on all humans to be uplifted from wrong doing plain and simple.. So fuck Facebook and I’m sure they will lose others behind this comment.. Fuck you Zuckerberg

  28. But yall do ban the “White”people that setup the rally in north Carolina, or the kkk page is still active and they recruiting and promoting it on your Facebook platform same with the hells angels but you banned Farrakhan

  29. It bound to have happened.
    All these internet providers (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp) all started out as small entities and have blossomed in huge mega media monguls standing on their own and providing different views and ideas that attracted the mass without borders, religions and political dominance, and we have seen that the forces that be didn’t want that.. simply because of the mere fact that their status quo in what they wanted to disseminate was being unravel and knowledge of differences was being increase (WikiLeaks), then they set the wheels of buyouts and mergers of these internet outlets.. with the ultimate aim to stifles different opinions and minds, and the only things you need to hear is from their perspectives and news regulated by them and fed to you (us). Facebook can now close you down simple because of differences in opinions without calling for war or a bloody uprising.. these mergers was it main purpose.

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