Fatwabook and Sharia-gram have a pandemic problem called mass reporting. They allow E-Jihadists to report ExMuslims for sharing their views as to why they left Islam. At times, we are not even allowed to write posts that simply cite the Quran or Hadith. Those E-jihadists are reporting these verses and narrators as hate speech- but it is the Quran and it is the authentic Hadith!!
Fatwabook has become notorious for clamping on Exmuslims. I can’t see a single ExMuslim page operating freely! The company’s need to follow “the money” is overwhelmingly the real constitution. We cannot tell what sets off the moderators! We are puzzled but their lack of consistency and complete random decisions. Once upon a time, we would appeal and get a decision in our favour but now the decision is made up and we can not appeal! The three pages I supported on Fatwabook are The Atheist Republic of Pakistan, Exmuslims of Norway, and Haram Stuff, all are heavily restricted, which means you cannot find them easily, sharing would not make their post visible to others, and if you try to like them, you get a warning that “you should consider” like what are you thinking, Allah is watching!! Still, we are determined to keep pushing. We have the right to express why we left our faith, same as any other faith. I recently attended a talk where a social media lawyer explained that Fatwabook has a clear statement in their terms and conditions that makes it clear that they do not comply with “Freedom of speech”.And as a private company, they don’t have to. Our only stand would be based in discrimination for the right to express lack of faith – difficult but doable.
So far Sharia-gram as a private page it works. E-Jhadists cannot report a private account as “hate speech” as they cannot see the content and the A.I. will reject it. The majority will not attempt to follow, and the few who try, I warn them before joining – most will refuse to accept the terms and conditions (it is haram to willingly agree to watch blasphemous content). Not enough are getting in to create impact, they soon give up and leave.
We have hope! Telegram and Twitter seem to be “open” for now.