Well, yes, I suppose so

Isil extremists are using Instagram to promote jihad and incite support for terror attacks on the West, an investigation by The Telegraph has found.

They are circumventing the platform’s security checks to post images and text celebrating the killings of “kafir” (unbelievers) accompanied by images of dead soldiers and beheadings as well as threatening terrorist atrocities on the scale of the Sri Lankan suicide bombings that claimed 253 lives.

Some posts brazenly use Isil’s logo or images of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, as their profile pictures and urge followers to join jihad.

The investigation exposes serious flaws in the ability…

People use method of communication to communicate.

And?

Well, actually, we know, don’t we? This is the modern world so we don’t have a Stasi that listens to all telephone calls. That would be using taxpayer money, money that could be better spent upon diversity advisers. No, instead, BT must censor the conversations of callers on its own dime.

Hmm? What? The telephone company, as a common carrier, isn’t held responsible for what people say? And yet Instagram, Facebook, are? A purely historical mistake that, who thinks the prodnoses wouldn’t impost that duty upon BT if they could?

5 comments on “Well, yes, I suppose so

  1. Well yes. But there’s a converse to this: if you censor communication, you are clearly not a common carrier and are undeserving of the protections therein.

  2. Are the platforms actually interested in stopping this? Sure, they are after anyone who doesn’t like Hilary Clinton, or who believes a man in a dress is a man, but Islamist terrorism? Not particularly bothered.

    Their ‘security’ is like airports waving through the man in the bomb vest but wrestling Nigel Farage to the ground and tasering him.

  3. “This is the modern world so we don’t have a Stasi that listens to all telephone calls”: they do in the US, don’t they? Or maybe they just have an outfit that wants you to think it does.

  4. ‘The telephone company, as a common carrier, isn’t held responsible for what people say? And yet Instagram, Facebook, are?’

    A bit of a mischaracterization, Tim. InstaFace are voluntarily taking responsibility, using the ploy of being responsible while editing their political opposition. They block conservatives, declaring they are protecting people.

    They have worked it so they are platforms when they want to be, and publishers when they want to be.

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