September 1, 2020
Updated September 2, 2020
Whereas it’s been clear that things are bad, and that they’re on their way to getting much worse, it was still rather surprising to find a very clear presentation of facts in a Mark Dice video to be a “violation” of “community standards” on Facebook.
A less jolly Mark Dice informed an audience of the facts being omitted from all major reporting to render the public more receptive to the wild mischaracterization and outright defamation of Kyle Rittenhouse by the press, pundits, and politicians alike. He also offered somber message that the mere sharing of memes or facts on both Facebook and Twitter is resulting in suspensions and removals.
Even his “Cops Lives Matter” shirt advertised at the end of his short feature was accompanied with a warning about exercising care about where and when this or any of his other products might be worn in public.
I’d always enjoyed Mark Dice’s upbeat tone as he laughed along with his audience on the utter lunacy of the increasingly unhinged left. But this presentation was delivered in a tone that makes it obvious that even his great spirit is being slowly ground down by the machine of the hateful left.
Finding his to be the most detailed and fact based presentation of Rittenhouse’s case, I shared at once to the Soros Riot page. Thinking about all the memes previously shared, I was pondering the implication and wondering how many posts would be flagged as violations, and whether it will be the basis of my next suspension on either or both of Facebook and Twitter.
After a nice dinner with family, I found myself in for a real surprise. Clearly Mr. Dice was not in any way kidding when he claimed that Facebook and Twitter were removing and banning any content that shared any facts about the the good citizen Kyle.
A choice to “accept” or “contest” their decision appeared to be offered, but then I realized that the “Continue” button basically was disabled, so I assume “Accept Decision” was the ONLY “option.”
Sensing a trap, I backed out of that whole process, and attempted posts to my own wall, and, for the moment, it seems my account and pages are still operational.
For now I’d recommend not sharing Mark’s video directly, and only sharing when embedded in a third party link as it is here.
I’ll also be adding this to this collection of essential videos: Essential Videos on and OFF Youtube.
Apparently Mark Dice is too big a brand to keep down with this crap, and FB has since reversed this action and restored the links to the video in question with the standard… “sorry we got this wrong” message. But then it was also interesting that our own hosting provider prohibited us from using Kyle’s full name in the tags for this very article.