YouTube has tapped the Southern Poverty Law Center to help it police objectionable content, the Daily Caller reported this week.
What a disaster. YouTube couldn’t have chosen a worse or less trustworthy partner.
The SPLC is a dishonest, irresponsible and obnoxiously partisan organization. Trusting them to decide what constitutes objectionable and “extremist” content, as YouTube’s more than 100 “Trusted Flaggers” have been asked to do, is like asking the inmates to run the asylum.
Minnesota DFLers say Raheel Raza, affiliated with ‘hate groups,’ should not speak at Capitol
Minnesota House DFLers are calling on Republican Rep. Roz Peterson to rescind an invitation to an activist who is associated with two organizations the Southern Poverty Law Center lists as “anti-Muslim hate groups.”
Raheel Raza, who is affiliated with ACT for America and the Clarion Project, is scheduled to visit the State Capitol on Wednesday. Peterson said Tuesday she does not intend to rescind her invitation.
Raza’s website describes her as an “intercultural and interfaith diversity consultant, author, public speaker.” But House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman sent Peterson a letter Tuesday calling Raza an extremist.
“Ms. Raza’s hateful agenda includes closing mosques, enforcing a Muslim ban, rejecting refugees and policing the practice of the Islamic faith,” Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, said in the letter.
An Elon University computer science professor has dedicated herself to doxing people she considers to be white supremacists or far-right extremists, sending their personal information to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), left-wing groups, and even antifa, it has been revealed.
Professor Megan Squire is, in fact, antifa’s new “secret weapon,” Wired recently trumpeted in a fawning profile piece.
You can find conservative policy centers like the Family Research Council on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map,” but not the violent left-wing extremist group antifa.
Why not? Antifa’s radical activists are known for beating up those they view as “fascists,” but according to SPLC president Richard Cohen, antifa doesn’t actually espouse hate.
“If you are familiar with our work, we write about antifa often,” Mr. Cohen said in his Thursday testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee. “We condemn their tactics — I’ve said so publicly and we do so always — but antifa is not a group that vilifies people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion and the like.”
Mr. Cohen came to testify on domestic terrorism but wound up tangling with House Republicans over the SLPC’s extensive offshore financial holdings, its relationship with Google in creating a “hate news index,” and the politics behind its “hate map.”
Rep. Scott Perry, Pennsylvania Republican, blasted the SPLC for failing to include antifa, saying it “reduces your credibility,” and accused the group of picking and choosing its targets based not on empirical data but “only your opinion.”
The Washington Post promised us that fake hate crimes are “rare.” The news hounds of D.C. know that because the Southern Poverty Law Center, America’s greatest purveyors of fake hate crimes, told them so.
“We’ve always believed it’s important to take on groups like the FRC [Family Research Council] that have a foothold in the mainstream. In many ways, they’re more dangerous to our country than hatemongers who wear robes and hoods.” – Richard Cohen, President, Southern Poverty Law Center, October 19, 2017
The Southern Poverty Law Center is at it again — spreading hate against people it disagrees with.
This time, the SPLC targeted ACT for America during ACT’s seventh annual national conference. The assault triggered a response among liberals eager to prove their fidelity to SPLC’s intolerant agenda of hate. The SPLC attacked ACT as the “largest anti-Muslim organization in the U.S.,” and criticized Marriott hotels for hosting the conference. It also claimed Media Research Center president Brent Bozell was a person “better known for bashing LBGT persons.”
With the Pentagon this week dropping the Southern Poverty Law Center’s training materials on “extremism,” it’s understandable that this hard-Left moneymaking and incitement machine would be looking to diversify. But becoming the Siskel and Ebert of the woke set is a career move that must baffle even the most seasoned SPLC-watcher.
The SPLC broke out the popcorn on Monday, giving two thumbs down to the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s new documentary about the global jihad against freedom of speech, Can’t We Talk About This?.
The Pentagon has officially severed all ties to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) after previously relying on the group’s training materials on extremism.
Brian J. Field, assistant U.S. attorney from the Civil Division, stated that the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity removed any and all references to the SPLC in training materials used by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), in an email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation from the Department of Justice.
Nazi. Fascist. Misogynist. White supremacist. These are some of the most hateful terms around, and yet they are freely lobbed at anyone who even slightly diverges from the left’s worldview. This fall, I became the one targeted by exactly this sort of bullying at the hands of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
On Thursday, President Trump signed a congressional resolution about the events that took place in Charlottesville, VA, in August:
Resolution … expressing support for the Charlottesville community, rejecting White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups, and urging the President and the President’s Cabinet to use all available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.
One upon a time, the Southern Poverty Law Center served as a champion in the civil rights struggle. It’s said that the SPLC helped put the Ku Klux Klan out of business. Klan membership used to be in the millions. Today it’s only a few thousand.
But a glance at the SPLC’s map of hate groups in America today, there are so many that one might think America is consumed with hate.