Facebook continues to censor black activists

By Thabi Myeni A few months ago, US based investigative journalism website, ProPublica leaked internal documents revealing Facebook’s guidelines for dealing with hate speech and abusive language for its moderators in training. These “guidelines” fall nothing short of racist, discriminatory and tone deaf. One example of such was a multiple-choice question asking the moderators-to-be, “Which …

Four black dismissed FNB employees to meet BLF

By BO Staff Writer The black consciousness movement, Black First Land First (BLF), says it will meet with four young black men who were dismissed by the bank, FNB, for expressing their political views and calling out racism at the company. The bank monitored business e-mails and WhatsApp group conversations of Siphesihle Jele, Simon Masimula, …

Zuckerberg Hates Blacks

By BO Staff Writer Black First Land First (BLF) President, Andile Mngxitama, is currently banned on Facebook for calling out racism – and it is not the first banning order that he has been subjected to. Mngxitama’s Facebook account has been regularly banned in almost every consecutive month in the past year. It is evidently …