RED ALERT POLITICS EXCLUSIVE By Ryan Girdusky | August 3, 2016 |
Another conservative writer and personality has been banned from social media for posting images and using language deemed too offensive.
Harith Armstrong, a 20-year-old Philosophy student at Kings College London became a high profiled millennial social media personality for challenging liberal views on Islam, feminism, and political correctness. He is also the editor of The Virtual Signal and a well known fan of Milo Yiannopoulos, “the Kanye West of Journalism.” He is openly bisexual.
Like Milo, Armstrong also had a speaking tour coming up at Kings College London, University College London, and the London School of Economics in the fall.
A fan of The Virtual Signal editor sent him a Godfather themed photo, including his face with the words “Dangerous Faggot 2.0.” Milo’s college tour is called “The Dangerous Faggot Tour.”
Quickly after posting the photo, Facebook removed the post for not following community standards, and then Armstrong was blocked for 24 hours from posting anything on the social media website as punishment.
The Facebook Community Standards forbid hate speech that attacks someone for their sexual orientation, but Armstrong’s post wasn’t an attack because he is bisexual.
Facebook also does not ban all images with offensive languages including this one with the N-word.
Armstrong told Red Alert that he’s used the term plenty of times and never got in trouble for it before, but believes it’s now all about politics.
“I’ve used it plenty of times on Facebook previously but with my rise in popularity as a right-wing social media figurehead and my plan to give talks in London, they now suddenly decide to ban me,” Armstrong said. “It’s clearly a political move by Facebook, and it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve done it.”