Facebook has banned the leader of the Chechen Republic because he was sanctioned by the United States government. If this is official Facebook policy it raises numerous questions.

The Jew run social media site Facebook is getting more and more ridiculous with their censorship policies. They have banned Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov from both Facebook and Instagram after he was sanctioned by the United States government.

Engadget:

Ramzan Kadyrov, Head of the Chechen Republic and one of Vladimir Putin’s staunchest allies, was a frequent Facebook and Instagram user up until recently. The controversial leader found himself locked out of both social networks on December 23rd, leaving him unable to post photos of himself snuggling tigers and death threats against Chechnya’s and Russia’s critics. A Facebook rep told The New York Times that the company was legally obligated to boot Kadyrov off its platforms after the US imposed financial and travel sanctions on him.

The United States added Kadyrov to the sanction list due to multiple allegations of human rights violations — his name is frequently linked to torture, kidnapping and murder. While people in the strongman’s crosshairs are probably happy that they won’t have to read his threats on social media, the deletion of his accounts reflects poorly on Facebook. The social network hasn’t banned other people hit by US sanctions, after all, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who the US describes as “a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people.”

Clearly, Facebook doesn’t have a hard and fast rule when it comes to dealing with accounts owned by people in the sanction list. If it does have a rule, which doesn’t appear in its community standards page, then it definitely hasn’t been consistently implementing it. The fact that the travel and trade sanctions imposed on Kadyrov have nothing to do with social media is a point of contention, as well.

So is it official Facebook policy to delete the account of anybody sanctioned by the United States government or not? This seems a bit unclear. If it is their policy, it effectively makes them an unofficial arm of the United States government.

If that assumption is correct, than one could argue that they are violating all sorts of free speech laws with their arbitrary banning of many Americans from their services.

It doesn’t appear as if Facebook was under any legal obligation to ban Kadyrov. The sanctions had nothing to do with social media, so this raises further questions.

Facebook is a joke. If it isn’t regulated to ensure equal access for people, than it should be erased off the internet. This website has been a net negative for all of humanity.

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