(LifeSiteNews) – In what has become a regular occurrence, a Russian court has fined social media companies Meta and TikTok for posts that promoted LGBT ideology.
News outlets reported April 26 that Meta – the parent company of both Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp – had been fined four million rubles ($53,000) by a Moscow court.
The Tagansky Moscow Court reportedly levied the fine over the company’s refusal to remove posts from Instagram which promoted “non-traditional sexual values to minors.”
Meanwhile, Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok was also fined for promoting LGBT “propaganda.” In a separate hearing, the court found TikTok guilty of contravening the “Gay Propaganda Law,” which requires deletion of LGBT-related materials deemed offensive by the Russian authorities. TikTok was fined 2 million rubles ($27,000).
The entire country has seen what happens when men enter women's sports.
Lia Thomas is a biological male, but he was nonetheless allowed swim against elite female competitors to win an NCAA Freestyle competition, much to the disappointment of those women who had trained so hard to compete.
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Males have a natural advantage over females in the vast majority of sports, so allowing them to enter women's sports can:
- crush the motivation of the biological girls who have worked hard to compete on a level playing field
- put females into harm's way in contact sports and locker rooms
- deprive women of their right to fairly compete for college scholarships and many other accolades
We all know the spectacle of Lia Thomas defeating those female swimmers was a charade, a mockery of women's sports, but now it's time to do something about it.
Please SIGN this urgent petition calling on members of Congress to pass a law banning the participation of biological males in women's sports.
This is not just about ensuring biological girls and women can compete fairly and win in their chosen sports, but it's also a major safety issue in contact sports and the dangerous use of women's locker rooms by gender-confused males.
Some of you will remember Fallon Fox, the male MMA fighter who claimed to be a woman and left his female opponent concussed and with a fractured skull.
Fox later announced on social media that he enjoys "smacking up" women who "talk transphobic nonsense."
Any reasonable person knows men shouldn't compete against women, but some people are too politically correct to take a stand and protect girls and women from this madness.
It's now time to join the growing pushback against the gender-confused lobby and their dangerous beliefs that have literally left some female competitors in the hospital.
Please SIGN this common sense petition calling on Congress to ban all males from competing in women's sport.
Future generations will look back with gratitude on those who stood on the right side of history, defending women from these very confused males.
Nothing less than a federal ban on biological males forcing their way into women's sport is enough, so this petition will be sent to all members of Congress demanding legislative action.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Olympians, coaches, swimmers write open letter demanding NCAA protect women’s sports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/olympians-coaches-swimmers-write-open-letter-demanding-ncaa-protect-womens-sports/
'Female swimmer torches NCAA after losing spot to William ‘Lia’ Thomas: ‘Make the right changes’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/female-swimmer-nudged-out-of-competition-by-william-lia-thomas-torches-ncaa-in-open-letter/
'Rep. Boebert files resolution declaring female runner-up to ‘Lia’ Thomas the rightful winner' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/boebert-leads-resolution-to-declare-female-runner-up-to-lia-thomas-the-rightful-winner/
**Photo Credit: Fox News/YouTube screenshot
Such fines are not uncommon for social media and tech companies in Russia, particularly with regard to promotion of LGBT ideology. Recently in May 2021, Facebook was fined around $353,890 by a Russian court over eight charges, while Google was also fined $80,200.
For a number of months last year, Russian authorities slowed down the speed of social media network Twitter after the company also did not remove banned content quickly enough. Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor stated that Twitter posts containing “child pornography, drug abuse information or calls for minors to commit suicide” must be removed.
Such regulation of the internet has increased following the recent instigation of the Russia-Ukraine war, with access to Facebook completely blocked in Russia and access to Twitter partially blocked. This is part of the ongoing censorship programs which Big Tech companies are waging against Russia, with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram banning Russian state-sponsored media from the platforms.
The Big Tech companies are no strangers to imposing censorship, with Facebook and Twitter having gained international renown for banning individuals who propose “misinformation” or contravene the company’s standards. Notably, President Donald Trump was banned from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram after the January 6 protests at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
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TikTok has also conducted a censorship campaign in defense of LGBT ideology and abortion, deleting a video made by a Catholic priest explaining why Catholics shouldn’t support “pride” month. In January 2020, the company temporarily banned the account of pro-life group Live Action, and in 2019 it temporarily suspended 17-year-old Feroza Aziz over a video discussing the Chinese government’s persecution of the country’s Uighur Muslim population.
TikTok has also been a subject of ongoing privacy and even national security concerns stemming from its ties to the Chinese regime. In December, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the company for allegedly harvesting user data in secret and sending it back to China.