The leader of the Netflix employee walkout accusing Dave Chapelle of LGBT-phobia, hate speech, & violence is led by trans activist Ashlee Marie Preston, who threatened violence against an "ass fuck boy" "dick rider", banished "that faggot fucker", and bragged of performing actual violence on "this Asian bitches head". Yet Facebook and large forums on Reddit blocked this hilarious timely newsworthy information from their billions of users.
I made a video exposing the absurd contradiction between trans activist Ashlee Marie Preston’s projected moral authority and her record of public bigotry. Commenters all over the internet, from Twitter to WorldStar Hip Hop, found the video exposing Preston’s hypocrisy to be informative and laugh-out-loud funny. But the video is now memory-holed on two of the most-trafficked websites in the world, Reddit and Facebook, effectively blocking billions of people from viewing it.
Facebook removed the video for “hate speech”; even though, it clearly abides by Facebook’s own rules. While some of Ashlee Marie Preston’s words could be considered hate speech, Facebook says they “sometimes allow things we’d consider hate speech; for example when someone shares someone else’s hate speech to raise awareness about it”.
Well, my video does raise awareness about someone else’s hate speech so I challenged Facebook’s decision at 8:45 PM, and at 8:49 PM, less than five minutes later, Facebook denied my appeal.
Members of one of the largest forums on Reddit forum, r/cringe, loved the video so much it quickly become the most upvoted post in the forum, with over 2,400 upvotes. Then the video was inexplicably removed. A notification reads, “Moderators remove posts from feeds for a variety of reasons”, without specifying why exactly the video was removed.
The comedic mashup was also removed from the Reddit forum, r/FunnyVideos, dedicated to sharing funny videos. This time a reason was given. It was removed because it was allegedly “Not funny”, despite the fact that it received a bunch of upvotes from the r/FunnyVideos community members themselves. (That means it’s funny!)
While the removed Reddit posts are still viewable using the original links, the Facebook video is completely memory-holed. All records of it ever existing have been wiped clean—even in my private video library on Facebook. The lone remnant is a completely ambiguous notification viewable only to users who previously shared the video to their timelines.
Even though Facebook denied my appeal, the notice says, “This content isn’t available at the moment,” as if it’s just a temporary thing. Then the notice primes users to believe another falsehood—that I removed it myself—by first telling users, “When this happens, it’s usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people or changed who can see it”.