Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Facebook removes popular libertarian pages

Facebook Removes Two Popular Libertarian Pages Without Warning | RedState - Goldwater Conservative:

August 19, 2016 - "Two of the biggest and most influential pages on Facebook, Being Libertarian (nearly 120,000 likes) and Occupy Democrats Logic (over 130,000 likes), have been removed by the company.

"It isn't clear why Being Libertarian was removed, but here is a statement from the administrator:
Being Libertarian has been officially unpublished. We continue to contend that we did not break Facebook community standards, and have made an appeal to Facebook to restore the page.

In the past, we received notifications that indicated a post was removed for violating the community standards, though nothing was removed. The warning stood. We remained actively skeptical when there was widespread suspicion that Facebook was censoring non-liberal pages. But in the last 2 days, we have lost Being Libertarian and our friends at Occupy Democrats Logic. It becomes clear that Facebook does not welcome our presence on their platform, despite the opposite being stated in their terms of use.

We are not going to give up. We'll rebuild from the ground if we must. But we need your help. Share this post to your pages, your profiles, and everywhere else you can manage to place it, and tell the rest of the Facebook community what is going on....
"Occupy Democrats Logic, which offers rebuttals to the progressive page Occupy Democrats, was removed for posting the picture on the right.... Explanation courtesy of the Being Classically Liberal page:
Vocal social justice advocate Shaun King shares a picture, which is then liked and shared by 35k people, of a statue of a bare naked Donald Trump.... Apparently, this is just fine and in accordance with facebook's code of conduct. But when Occupy Democrats Logic shared the image to the right, which actually made a valid point, they got permanently banned....

Image idea credit goes to Greg C....."
Read more: http://www.redstate.com/diary/freedomrepublican/2016/08/19/facebook-removes-two-popular-libertarian-pages-without-warning/
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1 comment:

  1. On August 23, Reason reported that "Facebook later restored the groups, but still isn't explaining what happened." It added: "BuzzFeed News contacted a Facebook spokesperson, who confirmed that the groups were taken down 'in error.' The spokesperson offered no further clarifications." http://reason.com/blog/2016/08/23/facebook-suspended-these-libertarian-gro