In our fast-moving, hyper-emotional online culture, posted videos come sometimes come back to bite you. Millions of insults, threats, and flat out meltdowns occur on Apps, like TikTok, every day.
A majority of the time these rants go mostly unnoticed, allowing the delusional person to vent, but sometimes one jumps out and everyone sees it. The fame craved poster revels in their temporary Internet stardom, they pick up a lot more followers and the endorphins give a temporary high. Problems do arise though if the video included threats, which even the most progressive company can’t protect their “snowflake’ employee from.
The Harvard graduate who said in a TikTok video that she would “stab” anyone who told her “All Lives Matter” revealed in a new pair of recordings that she has lost her job over the perceived threats and ensuing furor.
I’ma stab you,” the Connecticut native said in the video, zooming in tight on her face.
“I’ma stab you, and while you’re struggling and bleeding out, I’ma show you my paper cut and say, ‘My cut matters, too.’”
Janover, who contended that the message was an analogy rather than a serious threat, has since received a deluge of threats against her own life and safety.
Harvard senior Claira Janover threatens to stab anyone who says “all lives matter.”
Will liberal colleges and universities ever teach students that speech ≠ violence?
So millions of views and everything was going great for the gutter mouth Harvard graduate. Until HR at her job saw it too, and the backlash that was growing towards their company because of this deranged employee. Here is how the rest of the story went.
“Standing up for Black Lives Matter put me in a place online to be seen by millions of people,” a teary Claira Janover said in a new video posted Wednesday afternoon. “The job that I’d worked really hard to get and meant a lot to me has called me and fired me because of everything.”
Janover’s LinkedIn account lists her as an “incoming government and public business service analyst” at Deloitte, a UK-based accounting firm.
During the video, Janover gestured to what appears to be a page from the company’s website, and noted that she was axed “even though they claim to stand against systematic bias, racism and unequal treatment.”
Janover — who graduated from Harvard in May with a degree in government and psychology — went viral after posting a video to the platform railing against people with “the nerve, the sheer entitled Caucasity to say ‘All Lives Matter.’”
Harvard grad Claira Janover says she’s lost Deloitte job over TikTok ‘stab threat’ She said in a TikTok video that she would “stab” anyone who told her “All Lives Matter” Oh how i needed a laugh tonight and got it, lol pic.twitter.com/JWup7lWFVr
In hopefully her last video, of her “I threatened White Americans and lost my job saga:
“Trump supporters took my job away from me,” she said in another new video posted Wednesday. “I have gotten death threats, rape threats, violent threats. It was OK, but now my future’s entirely compromised because Trump supporters have decided to come for my life.”
To watch an otherwise intelligent person, get caught up as a mini SJW, reducing her language, mannerisms, and attitude, down to an urban gangster, for acceptance by them, is telling. Using social media APPs hoping to reach millions of people, then having a break down when a few, at your job sees your videos, is like wanting to cool off in a swimming pool, then get upset when your hair gets wet, except in this case, she drowned losing her dream job.
I am sure she will recover, because of her “privilege” as one who could afford an Ivy League education. Only time will tell if she grows up and focuses on impressing her boss instead of kids in Pajamas on TikTok.
Conservatives have waited for a new social media platform to escape the censorship and hate rhetoric from liberals. Parler is surging in popularity. The only downfall for the social media platforms is users cannot live stream and it doesn’t offer monetization. Until then it many public figures can’t make it their main home just yet.
Jim Jordan, Elise Stefanik and Nikki Haley all have something in common, other than a strong affection towards President Trump.
The three Republican politicians joined social media app Parler this week, adding their profiles to a site that’s emerged as the new digital stomping ground for anti-Twitter conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas arrived earlier this month and Rep. Devin Nunes of California started in February, while Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has been a member since 2018, the year the app launched.
“It’s about time y’all joined me on @parler_app,” Paul tweeted on Wednesday. “What’s taking the rest of you so long?!”
It’s about time y’all joined me on @parler_app . What’s taking the rest of you so long?!
To be fair, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has also been on Parler since 2018. Eric Trump, the president’s son, and his wife, Lara, joined on the same day last month. Like Twitter, the app lets users share comments, photos and news stories with their followers.
The catalyst for the latest growth surge was a story from The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, which said that the Trump administration was looking for alternatives to Facebook and Twitter over concern that more content is going to be blocked as the election campaign heats up. The Journal named Parler as a possible alternative.
Two days later, Parler was the top-ranked iPhone app in the news category, ahead of Twitter and Reddit, and 24th overall, just behind Venmo and WhatsApp, according to App Annie. User growth surged to 1.5 million from 1 million over the course of about a week, said John Matze, Parler’s 27-year-old founder and CEO.
“We’re a community town square, an open town square, with no censorship,” Matze said in an interview on Thursday, from his home in Las Vegas. “If you can say it on the street of New York, you can say it on Parler.”
Those are wise words, we have said for years that social media is the new town square and free speech should be protected there.
Parler is playing into the hands of conservatives, who have become more vocal in their criticism of Twitter since the site started flagging Trump’s tweets for promoting violence or abusive behavior or making false claims that could confuse voters. Trump supporters have long argued that the dominant Silicon Valley platforms have been out to censor conservative voices, even as those very same people continue to post on those sites and rack up followers by the thousands.
Rep. Jordan of Ohio told his 1.4 million Twitter followers on Friday to come over to Parler, where they “don’t censor or shadow ban,” referring to the practice of banning users in a way that’s not apparent to them. By late afternoon he had about 3,100 followers on Parler.
Twitter regularly denies treating people differently based on their political views. Liz Kelley, a Twitter spokeswoman, told CNBC in a statement that, “We enforce the Twitter Rules impartially for everyone, regardless of their background or political affiliation.”
This is just another blow to Facebook who is facing hundreds of liberal businesses pulling their advertising. Now conservatives are moving over to parler to escape censorship.
Facebook should have taken the stand parler has taken a long time ago.
At the beginning of this week Facebook’s VP of global business Carolyn Everson to companies that Facebook does “make policy changes tied to revenue pressure” and that it sets “policies based on principles rather than business interests.”
However, Friday Facebook has announced a new company policy regarding hate speech in advertisements.
Today from CNBC
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said the company will change its policies to prohibit hate speech in its advertisements.
Under its new policies, Facebook will ban ads that claim people from a specific race, ethnicity, nationality, caste, gender, sexual orientation or immigration origin are a threat to the physical safety or health of anyone else, Zuckerberg said.
“I am committed to making sure Facebook remains a place where people can use their voice to discuss important issues,” Zuckerberg said. “But I also stand against hate or anything that incites violence or suppresses voting, and we’re committed to removing that content too, no matter where it comes from.”
Additionally, Zuckerberg said Facebook will do more to protect immigrants, migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers from ads that suggest they are inferior to other groups of people or from ads that express contempt, dismissal or disgust directed at them.
On Friday Coka Cola announced they will be pulling advertisements from all social media.
The said they are not joining any official boycott but the CEO said this, “There is no place for racism in the world and there is no place for racism on social media,” Coca-Cola CEO and Chairman, James Quincey, said in a statement. “The Coca-Cola Company will pause paid advertising on all social media platforms globally for at least 30 days. We will take this time to reassess our advertising policies to determine whether revisions are needed. We also expect greater accountability and transparency from our social media partners.”
The beverage giant has been posting quotes about diversity and ending systemic racism on its Twitter account, including support for NASCAR’s only Black driver, Bubba Wallace.
And consumer packaged goods giant Unilever said it will pause brand advertising on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the U.S. “through at least the end of the year.”
“Given our Responsibility Framework and the polarized atmosphere in the U.S., we have decided that starting now through at least the end of the year, we will not run brand advertising in social media newsfeed platforms Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the U.S.,” Luis Di Como, EVP of Global Media, said in a statement.
“Continuing to advertise on these platforms at this time would not add value to people and society. We will be monitoring ongoing and will revisit our current position if necessary.”
“We are actively engaging with all digital platforms to make meaningful change and impact trust and transparency,” the statement said. “We have made substantial progress, and we acknowledge the efforts of our partners, but there is much more to be done, especially in the areas of divisiveness and hate speech during this polarized election period in the U.S.”
So what does all this mean? It seems that these companies along with social media platforms are trying to decide on what they personally believe should be allowed and not allowed. Although we have seen them heavily influenced by the Democratic party and Nancy Pelosi.
The pattern of these companies calling for censoring is if you don’t think like us then you are hateful.
If you feel like these companies need to stop making advertisements political then you should call their headquarters or email them and let them know.
If you feel working to stifle the conservative voice then you should call their headquarters or email them and let them know.
Facebook has been under tremendous pressure as businesses pull their advertising from them. Today Verizon said they will not be spending anymore advertising dollars on Instagram and Facebook until they take action.
From NBC News
On Thursday, the Anti-Defamation League addressed an open letter to companies advertising on Facebook, signed by the organization’s CEO and National Director Jonathan Greenblatt. In the letter, the organization said it “found an advertisement for Verizon appearing next to a video from the conspiracy group QAnon drawing on hateful and antisemitic rhetoric, warning that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is planning to bring on civil war with concentration camps and coffins at the ready and claiming Americans are already quarantined in militarized districts.”
“We have strict content policies in place and have zero tolerance when they are breached, we take action,” Verizon’s chief media officer John Nitti said in a statement. “We’re pausing our advertising until Facebook can create an acceptable solution that makes us comfortable and is consistent with what we’ve done with YouTube and other partners.”
Facebook didn’t immediately return a request for comment Thursday. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company sent a memo from the company’s VP of global business Carolyn Everson to advertisers last week saying that it does not “make policy changes tied to revenue pressure” and that it sets “policies based on principles rather than business interests.”
“We respect any brand’s decision, and remain focused on the important work of removing hate speech and providing critical voting information,” Everson said in an emailed statement sent by the company Thursday. “Our conversations with marketers and civil rights organizations are about how, together, we can be a force for good.”
Facebook has received a lot of pressure from the Democratic party and liberal businesses to censor their platform while they have testified before Congress that they do not censor.
Although last week Veritas released a video that revealed many within Facebook censor conservatives daily without accountability.
It seems Facebook needs to have a strong policy that helps identify who they are. Are they a software company providing a service, or are they a social platform that has become our new social town square where everyone should have freedom of speech.