Banned again - Discord, Facebook, Google© 10 December 2018 Marthijn Uittenbogaard
Today I received an e-mail from Discord:
Discord is focused on maintaining a safe and secure environment for our community, and your account has been flagged by the Discord community for violations of our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Our team has reviewed the claim and taken action by disabling your account.
Your account has been found to have been involved in servers that distribute or promote content that involves the sexualization of minors.
Discord Trust & Safety Team
The e-mail was send to me, as you can see, by a or the "Discord Trust & Safety Team". No real name of a human being of course. It was send from the address: email@example.com. No reply... Well I do reply, but not to these anonymous robot people out there, but to you. My dear audience.
Discord believes that I am sexualizing minors. They can lie about it, jump high or low, but minors are sexual beings.
Why was I banned? I was on a Discord server hosted by Amos Yee called Magnolia 2: Return Of The Lolis. This young activist (19 years old) was banned together with all the members on his server. But those members were on other servers too. And this was the second time in a couple of days that he, and his followers, were banned. Should I make a new account with yet another email-address?
Amos Yee is banned everywhere. Banned, in a way, from his former country Singapore, banned on Youtube, banned on Facebook and banned on Twitter. He is not alone in this. Everyone that tells the truth about child en youth sexuality gets banned if he or she becomes known to complainers. The big companies choose for making a profit, so people sharing minority views that most people find disgusting, get banned easily. Gays, to name a group of people, would all be banned in 1950. Big companies from that time did exclude gay people. The whole society did so. The problem is that it's hard to get the truth out, if multinationals are only in it for the money. On the internet we have only a few multinationals controlling most of the internet's communication. Youtube, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Discord. Youtube is owned by Google by the way. So a few American multinationals dominate the lives of billions of people around the world. I believe it is well possible that the US secret service has a hand in this. Helping US companies to destroy all concurrents, in exchange for access to all the collected data.
The problem with a handful of companies controlling our lives is devastating. It leads easily to fascism. Artists are dealing with censorship when they share pictures of paintings of naked men, women, or children. We need freedom of thought and that goes together with freedom of expression!
There are always some alternatives like Gab. But then you don't reach much of a public, only a handful of people can be reached and the message is clear: no room for people ahead of their times. It only increases the time we are ahead I'm afraid. At the same time, many people are behind bars for decades for nothing or almost nothing. And child sexuality and pedophilia are the canaries in the coal mine. Less unpopular views are also dealing more and more with censorship.
I have one advice to people like the bosses of Google (that censors many websites from being found) and Facebook (owned by Mark Zuckerberg). If you want to remembrance the Jews killed in the Second World War with two minutes of silence: please don't. Guys like you are responsible for their deaths.