Here is yet another manifestation of what I have noted frequently lately: that the Left is using Charlottesville as its Reichstag Fire moment, to choke off all dissent.
Why does Pinterest think that Jihad Watch, a site dedicated to tracking the jihad threat, is “hate speech”? Doubtless because of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate group” list. Yet the SPLC classifies perfectly legitimate organizations falsely as “hate groups” and lumps them in with the KKK and neo-Nazis. When it comes to lists of “hate groups,” the Southern Poverty Law Center doesn’t have any competitors. Its “hate group” list is the only one around. It’s the only one Pinterest and others can and do refer to when deciding whose speech they will muzzle.
If you use Pinterest, or if you don’t, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org and politely and courteously register your protest against this fascist suppression of the freedom of speech.
On September 17, Jihad Watch reader A wrote to Pinterest:
Why can I not pin from Jihad Watch or Pamela Geller? I’ve come across this before but had thought it was an internet glitch … now I see you are censoring factual information. These are news reports of events, not ranting about anyone. Please reconsider your ban on these and other sites you consider to be related.
If your intention is to “protect” your users, be aware that you are not allowing us to have information we need to make informed choices…