Silence the opposition

From the commies at Facebook

I got a notice from Facebook over the weekend, telling me that I something I posted violated Facebook’s community guidelines. I was thrown in FB jail again. That’s odd, I thought. I haven’t posted ANYTHING to Facebook in months, ever since I was tossed in FB jail for things that I had already been thrown in FB jail for before.

Some history. I stopped posting to FB when I was given a 7 day ban on January 10 because:

Multiple posts from the last year didn’t follow our standards.

Yeah, I know. You suspended my account no fewer than 11 times in the 12 preceding months. Still, I had done nothing new to merit such a ban. Because of that, I only made three posts after the ban ended on January 18. One was to change my profile pic to an announcement that I would no longer use FB, and instead would be found on Gab, MeWe, and Parler. The second was to post this picture:

Then the third was on February 24, which was a link to the article in TIME magazine, where they admitted to rigging the election. When I said the election was rigged, it got me a ten day ban. It turns out that I was right.

Still, what was it that I did to violate the community standards of FB this time? So I logged in to find out, and it turns out that I was banned again for posting this picture all the way back in August of 2020:

My punishment? Apparently, FB says that the business page that I manage is not permitted to do any paid advertising for 30 days. So what? I stopped all paid advertising for all of my businesses with FB a year and a half ago because of this exact sort of thing from them.

I don’t care about your website any longer. I am no longer providing content to draw eyeballs for you to sell, nor am I a consumer of the content of others that you are selling. Fuck off.

2 replies on “From the commies at Facebook”

Pffft! I haven’t been able to go live (I don’t do that anymore) or advertise (My good looks?) since May 2020 and apparently I still have 75 more days to go…if I don’t mess up or they find another evil meme according to their standards.

Why do you even have an account any more?

I deleted mine long ago. First time is when they were flirting with Visa/MC. Then I went back to help administer some pages for groups I belong to.

But even prior to the election, I realized I wanted nothing to do with them whatsoever, and while I miss interacting with family and friends far away, I’d live. I’ll send email instead and if they want better, unmoderated posts from me they could hit my blog.

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