Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Facebook unpersons James Hodgkinson; continues to proudly promote Jeremy Christian

James Hodgkinson's facebook page is hastily taken down (though not before a celeritous Cernovich captured and archived several of his posts).

Jeremy Christian's page--he's the man who stabbed two people to death in Portland a month ago--is still up.

From the New York Times:
Mr. Christian has a history of making extremist statements on social media, said Zakir Khan, a member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations who is working to set up a chapter of the organization in Oregon. “From reviewing the suspect’s Facebook page, it seems like he was very enthralled with the alt-right and Nazi movements.”
Hodgkinson shared and quoted Rachel Maddow. Christian shared and quoted Liberty Memes. That's explanation enough!

Christian's page has become a mini-forum where SJWs and Trump supporters morally condemn and mock each other, respectively. Given that the backdrop is a putative kinda-sorta-maybe-unenthusiastic-Trump-supporter-before-but-not-during-the-Oregon-primaries who killed a couple Muslim apologists, the Cathedral--of which facebook is a prominent spire--is elated by it. That shrine isn't going anywhere!

If Hodgkinson's page were to become a similar mini-forum with a murder-attempting, Sanders-supporting leftist as the backdrop, well, the optics would be... inconvenient. And so it vanishes.

We're are well aware of the Cathedral's intentions and biases--which extend far beyond conventional major media outlets, as facebook's swift reaction here illustrates--but for each especially blatant, egregious instance of bias we collectively take note of, there are countless others like this that go largely unnoticed.

Parenthetically, the title alludes to the fact that not only is Christian's page still up, the Jeremy Christian we're interested in here is the first result facebook returns even though there are pages and pages of facebook user accounts with the exact same name.

Never trust. Always verify. We're at war.

6 comments:

Random Dude on the Internet said...

A lot of normies are fully aware that the media lies to them. It will take them a while to process that Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc. is just more noise and propaganda. Slowly but surely they will come around much like they did with mass media. The left just can't help themselves but to try to steer discourse.

Audacious Epigone said...

On the one hand, there is more opportunity for obfuscation since we can't see what's going on behind the scenes. On the other hand, the internet giants operate on an inherently interactive platform. It's not one-way like the dinosaur media is.

Anonymous said...

triggered.

Random Dude on the Internet said...

> On the one hand, there is more opportunity for obfuscation since we can't see what's going on behind the scenes. On the other hand, the internet giants operate on an inherently interactive platform. It's not one-way like the dinosaur media is.

No doubt but people don't assume that the content that gets pushed to them by Youtube, Facebook, etc. has an agenda behind it...yet. I expect people to wisen up to that fact in the next few years. As you mentioned though, there is more of an opportunity for push back or else the alt right and Donald Trump memes could not have proliferated like it did but imagine if social media outlets were even remotely impartial. The fact that the alt right continues to grow in spite of being despised by media giants is impressive.

Alaskan said...

How do you know who is responsible for their pages after they're deceased?

Audacious Epigone said...

He was married so I suppose it's possible that she had his password and thought to take his account down just minutes after the news broke that he was the shooter, though it seems unlikely it was the first thing on her mind.