Man Who Deletes Offensive Comments From His Profile Angry That Facebook Deletes Offensive Material
Horace White is a middle-aged man who enjoys getting on Facebook to agitate those on the other side of the aisle. The way he sees it, if he doesn't make a "Lib" angry, his post wasn't good enough. Whether it is a meme that calls out the hypocrisy of the Left or a link to Trump promising to make America great again, White does all he can to poke the Democrats in his life.
Sometimes one of his Liberal friends will push back on his political rants. They will argue for a few comments. But eventually the opponent will cross a line and Horace will delete their comments. He has even deleted and blocked some friends. "I hate to do it," he laments. "But the fact is, if you are going to be ugly and just constantly blast me and others you have never met, then I can't let that stuff stay on my comment wall. We have to practice social responsibility. If you won't police yourself, someone else will police you. Benjamin Franklin said, 'Those who will not govern themselves will be governed by someone.' So sometimes I have to govern others. I like to say, 'My space. My standards.'"
So when Facebook recently decided to remove content that it deemed offensive, you would have thought that Horace would have been understanding. Alex Jones, who has made an online career of posting crazy, inflammatory rhetoric that leans heavy into conspiracy theory territory was recently curbed by Facebook. Some of his more incendiary links were removed by the social media giant.
But this made Horace angry. His latest rant consisted of links to Alex Jones and accusations that Facebook is attacking free speech. Ironically, Facebook was only doing what White does himself. But for some reason it is not acceptable when a Liberal company does that. Horace warned that Facebook would probably delete his opposing posts, but as of right now, they are still on the site. In fact, all of his posts and comments are still up for the world to read... even his most popular post where he ranted about the right of a Colorado baker to determine what he does with his own business when faced with the pressure to produce a cake that he deemed offensive to his values.
On that day Horace wrote, "A business owner has the right to do whatever he wants with his business. It would take a Liberal fascist to try and force a business to promote something that goes against what they believe in. To force a business owner to do something he doesn't want to do is un-American. If you don't like it that a business determines their own way, then you should probably leave this country."
Today he posted, "Facebook took down content they did not agree with. This is wrong. If this internet company can take down stuff they don't like, it means the end of this great republic. I call for a boycott on companies that refuse to serve their customers, regardless of whether or not they agree with the customer. If you won't let people do whatever they want on your website, you are un-American. If you are going to pick and choose what you allow people to do with your public business, then you should probably leave this country."