On Facebook, entries are deleted when they are reported by many people. However, this method has one big weakness.
There are over 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, but not even 16 million Jews. For every Jew there are a hundred Muslims. It is much easier to find a large number of Muslims who feel offended by a statement, no matter how harmless, than a large number of Jews who feel offended by a statement, no matter how brutal.
At Facebook, a completely acceptable criticism of Islam is often deleted and critics are blocked for lengthy periods of time, while openly anti-Semitic statements are not deleted. At Facebook, it’s not the statement itself that matters, but how many people feel offended by it.
The mob controls the networks. Today, all you have to do is to „provoke“ enough people and you will likely be banned. In an enlightened democracy, however, it is not the masses and the mob that rule, but reason and human rights. The fundamental rights of the individual cannot be abolished by a majority. Hatred of Jews often found and still finds a majority and was and is always wrong.
We are dealing with a victory of feeling and numbers over reason and the individual. That’s a serious problem that has to be remedied immediately!
(Translation: William Wires)