Christopher Collins, Conservative Firing Line, June 2, 2016
On Tuesday, the European Union (EU) announced a new online speech code to be enforced by four major tech companies, including Facebook and YouTube and on Wednesday, Facebook deleted the account of Ingrid Carlqvist, Gatestone’s Swedish expert who has been reporting on the Muslim crime and rapes against Swedish women in Sweden.
The Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank reported through email and stated that her account was deleted because Ingrid had posted their latest video to her Facebook feed called, called “Sweden’s Migrant Rape Epidemic.”
“It’s political censorship. It’s outrageous… and it’s contrary to our western values of free speech, political freedom and the separation of mosque and state,” the Institute said. “But in another way, it’s a tremendous compliment as the world’s censors think that Gatestone Institute’s work is important enough and persuasive enough that it needs to be silenced.”
The Gatestone Institute continued and said, “Well, not if we have anything to say about it. We raised such a ruckus about this attack that the Swedish media started reporting on Facebook’s heavy-handed censorship. It backfired, and Facebook went into damage-control mode. They put Ingrid’s account back up–without any explanation or apology. Ironically, their censorship only gave Ingrid’s video more attention.”