Saying “Trash” On Facebook Is Only Hate Speech In One Specific Way

Saying “Trash” On Facebook Is Only Hate Speech In One Specific Way

Saying “Trash” On Facebook Is Only Hate Speech In One Specific Way

Since the roll out of the newly written community standards rules that Facebook published after the public backlash over data harvesting and Zuckerberg’s congressional hearing, FB went out of their way to essentially redefine what “hate speech” is and how it should be determined on their platform. In their shiny new packaged CS rules they published, they wanted to make clear that they do not tolerate any type or form of harassment, hate speech, and/or abusive content, they even went into great detail on how any kind of insinuation of calling someone or dirt, trash, bacteria, or feces was strictly prohibited by FB’s rules. Basically what FB did was, instead of acknowledging what every reasonable person in America understands what hate speech actually is, FB decided “hey let’s make everything hate speech and just keep enforcing the rules so only white men are protected like we’ve always done and call it a fix?!”

Because here’s what FB actually means when they put in their CS written polices that using “trash” or synonyms thereof isn’t against community standards therefore hate speech:

So all these posts which were removed by FB and deemed “hate speech” all have 1 thing in common, they all “men” in them. However, when you make a post calling any one else who isn’t considered a “straight white man” trash then weirdly, FB seems to have a different response to what their own hate speech rules are.

Huh?? ain’t that funny how when it’s not a woman calling out sh*tty men on FB then suddenly FB couldn’t care less about calling others “trash” on their platform. What. a. mystery!


By | 2018-06-30T14:11:29-04:00 June 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|60 Comments


  1. Steph July 8, 2018 at 2:36 am - Reply

    I just got banned (for a second time) for saying “white trash.” Actually, this time I didn’t even say “white trash” I just said, “I like seeing white and trash together.” Apparently facebook thinks “white trash” is a “racial slur.” Um.. What?!

    • Amansa December 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      I got banned for saying “what in the white trash?!” I’m white LOL who am I offending

    • David Kreiselman January 6, 2019 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      That happened to me today. Here’s the post that got me jailed; Chad Baier No, no. Not Progressive leaders. There are none worth speaking of (AOC, Bernie, and Tulsi Gabbard notwithstanding) at the moment. No Chad. Republicans and corporate Democrats own this dumpster fire of a country. Homelessness and opioid use? Those are white trash problems caused and exacerbated by the very people they voted into office in the first place. Either Republicans who are taking money from so many different entities they don’t even know who their working for anymore or Democrats trying so hard to sound like Republicans they forgot they were Democrats ( See Claire McCaskill and Beto O’Rourke). Either way, its it’s your fucking mess. I’d ask you to clean it up, but you folks couldn’t find your own asses in a dark bathroom with both hands and a flashlight.

    • Franklin Fields January 8, 2019 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      I got banned again for calling a white person white trash.


      • Jeff April 23, 2019 at 6:34 pm - Reply

        I was banned for 7 days last December for saying “white trash” in a post that was a month old. I said it a second time this last weekend, and I’m now banned for 30 days.

        Funny how conservatives tell us to “fuck (our) feelings”, while being far more thin-skinned.

    • Christie February 23, 2019 at 11:27 am - Reply

      I just got a warning for using the term white trash.

    • Adam April 26, 2019 at 4:40 am - Reply

      Same here. I called a white couple who were caught on video calling a black family the n-word and harassing them “white trash”. So apparently if you call something what it is it’s a no-no.

    • Dan Reilly June 15, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

      Just got banned for white trash but blatant white trash being bigots towards everyone is acceptable. Oh you hate blacks? That’s ok! But you think white people who hate black people are trash? 30 days suspension. Wtf.

  2. Dan July 15, 2018 at 4:01 am - Reply

    I just got banned for using the phrase “white trash.” This place has turned into a total joke.

    • Deb November 9, 2018 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      I got banned too for saying that about a woman who was screaming racial slurs at black people.😡
      She is white trash .

      • Heather December 29, 2018 at 8:30 pm - Reply

        Same thing happened to my husband. He asked me to post on his page letting people know about it. Guess they’ll ban me too. Like I give a crap!

  3. Dee July 31, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Me too! I called the rumps white trash and got banned for a month

  4. Lester Wilson September 26, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    I just got a 7-day FB jail sentence for using the term “white trash” as well (referring to my neighbor who was just arrested on felony drug possession charges for selling out of his house) – and I’m as white as wonder bread. How about a warning or something instead?

    The reality is Facebook is trying to social re-engineer the world into a big happy kumbaya Utopian society out of the book Brave New World or even the “future” as depicted by the Sylvester Stallone movie Demolition Man. So much for inclusion and acceptance of alternative viewpoints. I grew up when All in the Family was on TV, Eddie Murphy was making ‘fag’ jokes with regularity and the maintenance guys at the factory had Playboy centerfolds hanging up on the wall in their shop. Fast-forward 20-30 years and it’s all about soy milk and tolerance.

  5. Sarah R Cushaway September 27, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I got reported for saying white trash in a joking way, because technically I -am- white trash! I live in a damned trailer park, I’m poor, and I never got to go to college. I’m well-read, an author, and pretty savvy, but FFS, if we have other demographics calling one another slurs in a good-humored way, can’t I reclaim my white trash slur in the same manner?

  6. Pk3 September 29, 2018 at 12:51 am - Reply

    I got banned for referring myself as white trash thought it was a slip up so i screen shot it and posted it with my other account and got banned for that as well fb is getting dumber by the day

  7. Meatball Jones October 15, 2018 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    I posted a recipe for white trash per Alton Brown… WHO KNEW?

  8. Jane October 16, 2018 at 4:24 am - Reply

    I just got banned this morning for using the term “white trash”. Came as a surprise to me. I’ve used it before, and no problem.

  9. jennifet October 16, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    I did not get banned but my comment “typical white trash” was removed and l got a notification that it violates their community standards.

  10. Carol October 17, 2018 at 9:34 am - Reply

    I just got banned for saying White Trash White House. I was referring to trump tweet fighting with a porn star, lol.

  11. Eric November 4, 2018 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Like Facebook’s rules, this article is also a joke… I’m a white guy who got a memory pulled because I called MYSELF white trash. I live in a rural area, drive big ugly trucks, literally have half a car on blocks, a set of car tires as end tables in the living room, and tell people to look for the redneck white trash house when they visit for the first time 😂

  12. Miles W. Rich November 12, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    I got banned for telling others not to use the expression white trash.

  13. Andi Kendall November 13, 2018 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    I too just a 24 hr ban for writing white trash. WTF?
    Does FB read everything or does someone report you? Wow

  14. Denise Shirey November 15, 2018 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I just got banned for 10 days for saying “white trash” in response to the four white folks arrested for killing a lot of white folks in drug-related murders. I am white.

  15. Dana November 18, 2018 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I got banned for using white trash, but porn, animal abuse, and that suicidal pic are all ok.

  16. Andie November 26, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    I was banned for 3 days for calling an article about Cindy Hyde-Smith’s racist history white trash. Umm, she is a horrible human. I have deactivated my account. Twitter is more fun anyway. FB has changed so much it’s catering to the senior citizen demographic only.

  17. Denise jarvis December 23, 2018 at 5:36 am - Reply

    I was put in Facebook jail for three days, for calling someone trash. Well I deactivated my Facebook account

  18. Ray December 23, 2018 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Just got banned for saying white trash for 3 days. No warning. Meanwhile, there are groups called “white Trash…..” on Facebook. Great! Now I can’t communicate with FB friends and family over Xmas.

  19. Lisa January 10, 2019 at 12:02 am - Reply

    I got banned for a week for posting a picture of a girl in my dads neighborhood stealing Christmas decorations off a porch and calling her white trash?? Then another neighbor posted that some jackass cut all the cords on their decorations and i told her to watch the name calling lol because i was kicked off for calling the thief white trash and they kicked me off again. Then when i was back on someone ask where i had been and told them and fb kicked me off again ??? So guess they are sighting with the white trash thief and not the poor victim of her crime ….

  20. Brad January 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I just got jailed for 3 days for calling an old neighbor “trash can stealing White Trash” – I didn’t name them at all but I am guessing that “White Trash” is now “hate speech”? I totally agree, a warning or something would be nice – perhaps we should all have English majors and Attorneys to review all of our future posts – paid for by Facebook of course.

    • Kyle D bowers June 13, 2019 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Just got banned for 30 for saying “bye bigot”

  21. Alex January 17, 2019 at 10:40 am - Reply

    WTF is with Face Book lately? They let posters call each other c*&t and every other name but I called Trump supporters “white trash” and I got banned for HATE SPEECH!!!! Since when is the term white trash classified as hate speech? Have those idiots lost their bloody minds?!!! I think I may just delete the account, seeing as they are now so stupidly sensitive!

  22. Kat January 17, 2019 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    I just got 30 days FB jail for complaining about some guy asking to see my tits and trying to brag about his 12 inch dick and posted it
    Saying men are pigs
    Because another guy asked me if I was dtf nd for nudes when I said no he blocked me. It’s a reaccuring situation
    Yea dude dont act like pigs I wont call you pigs
    what gives such epic bull

  23. steve January 19, 2019 at 8:57 am - Reply

    someone said that the hamburgers that trump gave to the team is that only wt eats it, so i asked so you are saying that only white trash eat mcdonalds. and boom i got a warning

  24. tonton January 24, 2019 at 11:48 am - Reply

    I got banned for saying “white trash like to blame immigrants for their own problems”.

    There is definitely a search algorithm that goes through every post, private and public, and looks for those specific words.

    Wonder if they would ban you if you typed “I threw my white Nikes in the trash.”

  25. Bryan Doyle January 31, 2019 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    I got banned for three days for saying white trash because some old guy called me a moron for questioning trump’s Immigration policy! How Ridiculous!

  26. MD February 2, 2019 at 2:02 am - Reply

    I was threatened with a suspension because I referred to a Jersey Shore cast member and her ex-husband as “white trash with money”. I was told that this is “hate speech”. Mind you, I am Caucasian myself. This is utterly ridiculous.

  27. Steven February 3, 2019 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Someone posted a picture of a cat looking at a dog. In that picture a dog is asleep and a cat is looking at that dog. The caption says: “When you think the argument is over but for her it is not.” This implied that a cat is female. So I asked if MEN ARE DOGS. Now I’m in jail.

  28. Bea Nice February 8, 2019 at 1:35 am - Reply

    I typed two words. White. Trash. Just like that. Banned for a month. Not long ago, Conservatives were whining that Facebook was targeting them. I guess FB decided that they should target a different group. Make things look “fair.” So now, “white trash” is treated the same as every cuss word. Wow. From now on, I’ll type “Whyte Trasch.”

  29. Scott February 9, 2019 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Just for three days for saying white trash again. That’s all I said and boom.

    Now I’m gonna post pictures of white trash bags once my ban is over. 😈


  30. Brandon February 11, 2019 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Just got a 30 day ban for calling a cop killer “white trash”. I’m white so I don’t see it as hate speech. But reading this page as proven me otherwise.

    I was banned for all of November for referencing “animals”, got another 30 day ban in December for calling a girl fat who called me a name first and now this.

    What a fucking joke. I deleted the app and yesterday I was wasting way to much time on FB anyways. These FB bans are really healthy for me.

  31. Dominique Stewart February 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I got put in Facebook jail for 30 days for saying God is acting like he doesn’t exist and asking why… Facebook is run by fucking cunts

  32. Phil February 19, 2019 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    If I can’t use the term “white trash” anymore, can I use the term “black trash”? If “white trash” earns a ban of three days to a month, what’s the penalty for “black trash”??

    If either (or both), is forbidden, then how can we have a meaningful social discussion about trash bags? You know, the thin, little 15 gallon white trash bags vs. the larger, thicker 33 gallon black trash bags???

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  33. James Taylor March 22, 2019 at 11:59 am - Reply

    I got Banned for saying Crazy Cracker ???

    “Crackers come in many shapes and sizes – round, rectangular, triangular, or irregular. In American English, the name “cracker” usually refers to savory and/or salty flat biscuits, whereas the term “cookie”, or “biscuit” in UK English, while similar to a cracker in appearance and texture, means it is sweet.”

    So i’d like to know how this is racist?

  34. C. Schenk March 30, 2019 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    I was just put in jail for saying an animal abuser is “White Trash”. Facebook is an assault on our freedom of speech. They are ridiculous.

  35. christopher zaia April 6, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    so i found out today saying moron is hate speech facebook is a bunch of cowardly fools

  36. jann hebrank April 15, 2019 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I also got banned for 30 days for using the term white trash. Taking away my right to free speech is unconstitutional. It would be great if someone could afford a lawyer and start a class action law suit.

  37. Michael Murphree April 21, 2019 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Just got 30 days in Facebook jail.for calling Robert Deniro ,white trash . Too funny

  38. Karri April 23, 2019 at 11:34 am - Reply

    I got warned for saying, or itsw the white trash blowing in from Colorado. I am raising hell because they’re not checking the context of the comment.

  39. Johanna Seaback April 25, 2019 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Just got my post removed about the Texas guy that got the death penalty for dragging a black man miles from his truck. I called him white trash. I that isn’t white trashish, what is?

  40. Hope Perkins April 25, 2019 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I said Trumps only accomplishment was proving you don’t have to be poor to be white trash. Which #1 is the truth #2 is speech directed at one orange idiot not an entire race #3 not a comment on race but class …I live in the white trashiest town in my state so I’m an expert 🙂 sad as I’ve reported actual hate speech and dog whistle racism that gets a pass. This article is 100% Facebook had better not solicite me to advertise anymore cause lord knows I’m not Also on race facebook deemed me to be black I’m not sure why and I guess my ads were targeted that way which is messed up on so many levels. I’ve plain as a sheet of a paper 🙂

  41. Cindelyn Eberts May 27, 2019 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Chalky garbage is not allowed on the pro white nationalist FB site. Part of the problem is the enlightened folks over at places like NPR’s Code Switch who seem to think if we all use Mr. Rodger’s language, our country will be healed by divine intervention. My experience having come from extreme poverty and having lived amongst chalky garbage is that calling a digging stick a shovel is what is necessary in this life. We have two problems in this country, the latte liberals who are out of touch with reality and their friends on the other side of the race line who think that the answer to everything is correct speech. You can’t fix a problem until you can identify it with labels. FB is clearly pro Trump and pro Putin. Not sure what the problem is over at Code Switch at NPR–too much education I fear and not enough time on the street with reality. This country has always had some pretty nasty chalky folks whose only call to fame is the fact that they think their skin tone makes them morally superior to those darker. How else to explain the grandson of a pimp who was expelled from his own country for cowardice getting elected to the Oval House? Only pond scum would elect fellow pond scum. So sorry, latte privileged liberals. Rev Al is right. We’re in a street fight.

  42. Jerry June 25, 2019 at 5:37 am - Reply

    I was in Facebook jail for three days because I remarked on a post shared by friend that the all white welfare cheat in the mugshots accompanying the article were white trash. It was INSTANT. The moment I posted, I got the suspension notice popup. And I have a LOT to say after being silenced.

    Apparently Big Brother Zuckerberg’s AI algorithms read those two words you can see in the suspension screen grabs as not “following their community standards”, telling me that my post was attacking people based on their “race, ethnicity, national origin or caste”.

    Meanwhile actual hateful posts I found on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Facebook profile during my suspension, by a bigot named Sebel Meshesha telling LBQT people they’re going to Hell, apparently WEREN’T hateful enough to elicit termination by the Zuckerbots.

    One thing is for sure. Zuckerberg’s AI is not programmed to understand context, and he’s too cheap to pay an actual staff to review content that their AI automatically tags as violating their “guidelines” because when I appealed their suspension, all I got for three days was crickets.

    The reason I called out the welfare cheats as such is because usually white racists insist it’s black and brown people engaging in welfare fraud all the time causing “all” of America’s problems. As brilliant as Mark Zuckerberg is, apparently his “community standards” algorithms can’t discriminate between irony and hate speech.

    So I couldn’t share any articles I found interesting, or respond to personal messages. Thanks to Zuckerberg’s indiscriminate censorship, it also prevented me from taking care of any business on my business pages like announcing that registration had opened for a film festival I produce, or send birthday wishes, etc.

    After sharing this explanation with friends regarding my absence and posting a screen grab of the suspension screen with my words “white trash”, Markie’s AI once again suspended me for SEVEN days. This after I was asked by them for my feedback regarding the action and I pointed them to my post describing what had happened above.

    I’m not done paying for any more of their shitty Facebook advertising which doesn’t lead to any sales anyway because I don’t take well to being treated this way. The irony there is I constantly report phony ads to them from companies selling unlicensed movie memorabilia, or offering high ticket collectibles for ridiculously low prices knowing that those companies aren’t picturing what they’re selling, as proven by people who comment on those ads as having been ripped off, but Mark lets those ads run and rakes in the cash while his AI punishes people for things like what I wrote while getting rich also selling all our personal information.

    Facebook is now a way of life for everyone to stay connected, there aren’t any other platforms that come close to toppling it so we’re at it’s mercy if we want to stay current with friends and family while expressing opinions as guaranteed by our constitution so long as we are not promoting violence or criminal activity or inciting to behave inappropriately against others. I thought Facebook’s new policies were meant to prevent Nazis and racists and white supremacists from harassing people, but it appears we’re all targets now for sharing an opinion that would turn those same hate mongers into snowflakes.

    This is some serious fucking BULLSHIT


  43. Rob July 11, 2019 at 1:01 am - Reply

    I got 7 days facebook jail for calling a white woman ‘ white trash’ for telling Puerto Ricans to go back to Mexico… she was allowed to say that and it’s on facebook – but me calling her white trash ( me being white and growing up trash) it’s hate according to facebook… can we not start a class action lawsuit on their censorship regulations because they don’t match up to actual hate speech???

  44. Christy Tilley July 23, 2019 at 3:19 am - Reply


  45. Roberts Angie August 1, 2019 at 11:50 am - Reply

    FB really needs to get a clue….. I was speaking about a show (Southern Charm)….. ” We all have or still have friends from college that acts like Madison and some of the other girls, who at times, has acted like white trash……and people in this forum would not have regurgitated that if Shep had not have said it…….I have friends that act just like Dani did with her theatrics and they know or knew their ass was burning; Shep has probably been with all of those girls…..” this is what got me banned…..I just hope the other people that said white trash on the thread got banned too.

  46. Matt August 14, 2019 at 10:57 am - Reply

    i said a toilet on someone’s back porch adds a little “white trash panache” to their exterior design…in a private group and BOOM 7 days of fb jail. This is ridiculous. I use fb messenger as my primary means of contacting a TON of people and now i can’t even communicate because their computer doesn’t understand context. fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

  47. Mia August 15, 2019 at 11:06 pm - Reply

    Lol! Glad it isn’t just me! Facebook is out of control. They blocked a comment of mine last week then very quickly admitted they were wrong and put the comment back up, BUT EVEN AFTER THEY ADMITTED THEY WERE WRONG, THEY STILL WOULDN’T LET ME LEAVE COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK FOR A WEEK! And now, they’ve just done it again! I posted a comment saying white trash racists are out of control on a news article about a racist white woman terrorizing and threatening 4 innocent young black boys selling things door to door. It’s an article about a disgusting, trashy racist white woman terrorizing black boys. Hello! It’s a very clear case of disgusting white trash racism. And they block my comment??? Who is making these judgment calls? This needs to be reported to the news. Why are they punishing people for defending equal rights while protecting violent white trash racists?

  48. Laura Bagwell August 16, 2019 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Waiting out my time in 24-hour FB jail for third use of the term “white trash” (over a period of ~4 months).

  49. Eydie J Sanders August 17, 2019 at 1:44 am - Reply

    I just got thrown in FB jail because I read a story about a woman from Arkansas who answered a knock on her door and when she saw it was 4 African American kids, she called the cops, despite the fact that they were just selling fundraiser items for school. I said she was just dumb, uneducated white trash and BOOM, I’m banned. Yes, I am fucking pissed. She is exactly what I called her and I regret nothing. It should be noted that I am a lily-white Midwesterner.

  50. Janet S. August 19, 2019 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Happened to me too! Twice actually. I swear I don’t understand what is so bad about saying “white trash” and I am white and from the part of Ohio where Hillbilly Elegy was written. Meanwhile men have called me a “cunt” and nothing has happened to them and I have seen them say every offensive thing in the book to black people. Someone needs to tell Zuck that “reverse racism” is not a thing.

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