On Friday, September 17th, Facebook removed a post that satirized Toni Gonzaga-Soriano’s interview with Bongbong Marcos (BBM).
The original post showed Adolf Hitler sitting in the chair of the Interviewee across from Gonzaga-Soriano, with the headline “Next On Toni Talks: The Dictator Series”.
The deactivation notice stated: “You cannot go live or advertise for 30 days. This is because you previously posted something that did not meet our community standards. This post violates our standards regarding dangerous people and organizations so only you can see it. Repeated violations of our community standards can lead to further account restrictions. If you think we made a mistake, you cannot agree with the decision. ”
Rappler presented the contribution in an article that compiled online contributions that were against the Toni BBM interview.
At around the time this article was published, Hitler’s Facebook post with Gonzaga-Soriano was removed.
An Instagram user said on Gonzaga-Soriano’s Instagram page in a September 5 post celebrating Toni Talks’ 4 million subscriber milestone: “Marcos Apologist! You are a pioneer of historical revisionism! It’s like inviting a Hitler relative to a talk show so he can sing praises of all the good things Hitler did. Forget the millions of people he killed. “
The Instagram user believes she saw an Instagram notification showing that her post was reported. The user was unable to take a screenshot of the deactivation warning.
The comment was on Gonzaga-Soriano’s Facebook page criticizing the celebrity, along with a few more supportive ones, along with many others.
Some users have also asked celebrities Angel Locsin, Bianca-Gonzalez Intal, and broadcast journalist Karen Davila – all of whom congratulated Gonzaga-Soriano’s YouTube milestone – to comment on the BBM interview.
We reached out to Facebook to clarify the deactivation of Facebook and Instagram.
The Facebook takedown does not seem to have been able to distinguish between a potentially dangerous post promoting Nazism and Adolf Hitler and a post using Hitler and Swastika Nazi symbols, in the context of a post that satirizes the public actions of a public figure.
The Facebook user has also appealed to the platform through its regular methods on the platform to restore the content, including a submission to the Facebook board of directors.
Facebook’s 19-member supervisory body examines content objections, but is known to be very selective in cases and selects them depending, among other things, on the potential future Facebook guidelines that have the effect of combating a particular content would.
It also means that quickly restoring something that has been removed may take a while if it is ever restored.
The committee was founded in 2018, officially started its assessment at the end of 2020 and made its first decisions in January 2021.
One of the board’s biggest criticisms to date is the reinstatement of Donald Trump’s Facebook account. Trump’s account was suspended indefinitely after the January 6 riots in the U.S. Capitol – which the board confirmed in May 2021, but also asked Facebook to suspend it more precisely.
Facebook announced a month later, following the board’s recommendations in June, that Trump’s bans on his Facebook and Instagram accounts would last at least until January 2023. – Rappler.com