Zuckerberg’s Meta Marches Into a Surreal Sadistic Garden of Hate

Phil Butler
5 min readMar 12, 2022


Brilliant avatar creators hard at work on Metaverse open source avatar creation and more — Elif Ayiter (CC 2.0)

Yesterday I began contacting human rights organizations associated with the European Commission effort, Digital Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online. For those unfamiliar, Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta has now authorized social media users in certain eastern European countries to practice hate speech and threats against Russians. This unprecedented announcement is the latest horror story emanating from Russia’s campaign to, as Mr. Putin termed it, “denazify Ukraine.”

As it seems to be unfolding, the Russian president’s terminology could not be more appropriate. The western funded media, social and traditional, has moved swiftly and decisively to silence any counter-narrative from the Russian side of this crisis. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and almost every corporate-owned regular media entity in the western world have clamped down on any message coming out of Russia. The Russians are essentially gagged. And now, because Facebook and the rest have leveraged the U.S. State Department message, the Russians have had to block these platforms so that the west’s message does not smother the truth in Russia. As for the western technocrats allowing hate speech and threats against Russian citizens, Meta Global Affairs President Nick Clegg had the unmitigated gall to defend the Zuckerberg company’s position this way:

“If we applied our standard content policies without any adjustments we would now be removing content from ordinary Ukrainians expressing their resistance and fury at the invading military forces, which would rightly be viewed as unacceptable.”

Ah! Okay. Nick Clegg is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, now it all makes sense. How about this, FU Nick Clegg! You Boris Johnson MiniMe.

Moving on, does this mean that Meta is ready to allow people in the Middle East to be able to call for U.S. presidents to be assassinated? Will it be okay for people near our 700 U.S. military bases to cry out for the death of our soldiers as invaders? My question is, where the hell does Facebook find people like this Clegg PR stormtrooper? What we are witnessing is nothing less than an all-out war against the Russians. Moderate voices like Fox’s Tucker Carlson, former congressman and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, and a small group of dissenting voices are all that stand in the way of total thought control in much of the world. And this is no conspiracy theory. One look at the headlines about Pentagon Biolabs in Ukraine and elsewhere, reveals the drumming reality of the technocrats’ and Wall Street string pullers’ surreal propaganda. But this is another story. POLITICO, the New York Times, and all the rest still claim the Biolabs revelations are a ‘conspiracy theory,” when the head of America’s whole Ukraine operation just admitted before the U.S. Senate our pentagon paid for at least 16 biological testing facilities on Russia’s border in Ukraine.

As damnable as this is, nothing could be more lethal than the western elites throttling hate speech in places where Russophobia is a disease. In much the same fashion Adolf Hitler churned fear and hate into a maelstrom of vengeance and killing before World War 2, the people standing behind Meta, have taken the fateful next step in a 21st-century holocaust. The permitted list of countries where calling for the “Death of Putin” is AOK is Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Of course, now that Russia has filed a case against Meta, the hate speech green light stance has been modified. But the essence of the idiocy, shallow reason behind, is what really matters now. Many people are asking “What the fuck is wrong with Zuckerberg?” A Jewish guy closely tethered to the top power structure in Israel, allowing a kind of digital bonfire akin to the Nazi book burnings of the 1930s? Talk about an upside-down world.

Anyway, I took it upon myself to begin my own initiative in order to make clearer where the world stands, and who is really behind this dreadful hypocrisy aimed at the Russians. There’s no need to get into America’s many wars here. And the Saudi genocide in Yemen needn’t get more than a mention here. Arab Spring, proxy wars, even the economic catastrophe looming over America and the world are secondary considerations when the freedom of speaking, hate crimes, and a hateful world order come into play. So, let me start with yesterday’s message.

The first rights NGO associated with the European Commission’s movement to eradicate hate speech was MGRM. This LGBTQ rights community in Malta has been part of ongoing monitoring the EU has been working on with companies like Facebook and Twitter, with the help of these rights NGOs. Here is the gist of my communication with this initial group:

“I have an important question. Millions and millions of us have stood up over the years to support the rights of the LGBTQ community of the world. Now, Facebook and Instagram have given the green light for people in several eastern European countries to practice hate speech against people of Russian origins. My question is simple. Are you willing to stand up against hate crimes pertaining to all Russians?”

Of course, this is a loaded question. And obviously, every bit of noise, or lack thereof, will be logged, recorded, put in a database, and analyzed on every media outlet I have access to, sooner or later. Even the story you are reading will become part of the bigger picture I and others will try to reveal later on. I have, as yet, not received any answer from this Malta group, or from the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for a Europe fit for the Digital Age (Competition) Margrethe Vestager on my query. I will send it through official channels next week. Next, I will be posing a similar question about justice and protection for Russians to the Never Again Association in Poland later today.

In late news, Russia’s Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Facebook parent company Meta Platforms accusing the company’s employees of “illegal calls for murder and violence.” From my end, I’m already seeing Meta lawyering up and changing the wording in all this. It’s pretty clear, that somebody with a drug-induced omnipotency running through their brain came up with this “campaign” to #standwithukraine. It just feels like something coming out of a Meta board meeting to me. Of course, I could be wrong.

Follow me on Telegram #forpeacewithrussia and at other platforms, in case my voice gets too loud for them too.



Phil Butler

A journalist, analyst, husband, father, and animal lover. I am semi-retired now, and living on Crete island.