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Facebook Board Member Claims Free Speech is ‘Not a Right’

The following article, Facebook Board Member Claims Free Speech is ‘Not a Right’, was first published on Flag And Cross.

A member of one of Facebook’s boards claims that free speech is not a human right and can be squashed whenever it suits Facebook’s needs.

Former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt, a member of Facebook’s Oversight Board, said “free speech is not an absolute human right.”

“It has to be balanced with other human rights,” Schmidt said at a Politico Europe event, the New York Post reported.

The board was created to give Facebook executives cover over politically hot issues.

This is the same board that ruled in May that Facebook’s ban on Donald Trump should remain in place.

“The oversight board includes five Americans and 15 members from Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia,” the Post added.

Naturally, the foreigners put on this Facebook board do not agree that free speech is a right. Only Americans have such a legal right. And it is also not surprising that anti-American Facebook also agrees that free speech is not a protected right.

Facebook feels it has the right to determine who may and who may not have free speech. Unsurprisingly, Facebook also agrees that only leftists should be allowed to speak openly on its platform.

What a surprise, huh?

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