Facebook Jail, “Safety” & The War on Words ….

Facebook has a jail and they suspend your account –but they do it for your “safety” and they do it for the “community”, they say.  Also, for the “community” you can put the words “porn” or “xxx” into the search bar and see some pretty explicit photos without even having to join a private group.  I did just that and I got to see up close and personal some of these photo’s.  This one titled XXXFactor is a “group” and I was able to see all the photo’s without “joining”. This one is a “page” under Hunting/Shooting Range with 344K likes and I’m pretty sure they’re selling sex, they even have a phone number listed –here is the “about” entry:

Our company organizes falconry in Azerbaijan. We provide professional and the best service for our clients. Arriving at the airport the client is welcomed through VIP entrance. Due to wish the client may stay in 4-star “Hunting-Day”. Hotel for the first and last days of his visit to Azerbaijan. You can hunt to 7 kinds of birds in Azerbaijan. (See below the graphic). Hubara (carwan) is placed in 5 regions of Azerbaijan. The radius of hunting places in these regions is very extensive. That gives You a great opportunity to have an interesting hunting. The hunting lasts 15 days. Our professional and experienced hunters will accompany You. Accommodation during the hunting will be provided in 4 – 5 star hotels in the hunting regions. You can highly appreciate the professionally prepared dishes by our cook. Our company guarantees interesting and fascinating hunting for the clients. Enjoy the hunting with us. +994773201000.

Just click on the word “photos” and I’m sure you’ll see what VIP ENTRANCE they’re talking about.

 

Now, I can continue putting everything in the search bar from sexy children to sex and animals the amount of “Safe Community” I will see is astounding.  I have decided not to post the photo’s I see because I don’t want to stoop to the low of Facebook and their hypocritical safety standards —  and I can only imagine the algorithm I will now get thrown into doing some Facebook searching for this article.

So apparently in the world of Facebook it’s okay and safe to see public photo’s of explicit sex but if you’re a conservative pundit or if you’re posting an article from The Ron Paul Institute that has a typo….you get your account suspended.

Yes, I had my account suspended for posting this article on facebook –and for the record I now believe Ron Paul had no idea about the “racist newsletters” because this article has been on his “Ron Paul Institute” newsletter since 4/17/18 and it has still not been corrected.

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Imagine my surprise when my account closed up and I received the notice that my account was suspended for 24 hours because I had posted the above article and it was against their safety standards.  Imagine my surprise when after the 24 hours they let me back onto my account but I wasn’t allowed to post anything (we’re on hour 47 as of the writing of this article –will hour 48 be the magic number when I can finally emerge from my facebook jail cell?)

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I went to the Facebook Community Standards and read about how I had violated my terms of service by posting an article with a typo and committing this unsafe atrocity.

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I am not alone. I am in good company.

This week black Conservative comedian and pundit, Terrence Williams, was suspended for posting the abusive messages that HE received.  They were actual screenshots of hateful threats he had received from Liberals.  He’s not the only one that received similar treatment. Conservative Canadian columnist, Jamie Glasov, posted screenshots of the actual threats he received and had his account suspended as well.  But were those who did the threatening and sending the abusive messages suspended? According to Terrence Williams, they were not.

Another big Facebook suspension came down earlier this month when Conservative Sister Pundits, Diamond & Silk, had their page with over a million followers, suspended for being “unsafe to the community”.  At the recent questioning of Zuckerberg  from the Congressional testimony of the House Energy & Commerce Committee he was asked about Diamond & Silk and claims that “In that specific case our [Facebook] team made an enforcement error and had gotten in touch with them to reverse it.”  Whew, it’s good to be a well known friend of President Trump so that Zuckerberg can call in and unlock the keys to the jail cell.  But what of the little people like me?

So I asked around to other ordinary folk why they had received Facebook suspensions and this is the response I got:

One woman, Dottie Nelson, was suspended and then forbidden to post in groups for 2 weeks for forwarding an article from over a year ago about the taking down of historic statues.  So apparently Facebook is not only using it’s new algorithm for enforcing current community standards, they are looking back to see if you EVER posted something “unsafe” –so in actuality no one is safe if you ever posted or re-posted an article with, say,  a typo that has not been corrected :).  Mrs. Nelson also stated that Facebook ignores you if you complain and do nothing to remedy the situation so you are guilty no matter what the circumstances.  Unfortunately Zuckerberg can’t be questioned for each and every one of us folks who are unsafely re-posting mainstream news.

One gentleman said he was suspended for posting a picture of a dead coyote from 2010.  Another said he was suspended for not supplying his real first name, but rather his nickname.  A woman in Australia was suspended for posting about her menstrual pain and another gentleman was suspended from Facebook for posting about being bullied.

I could go on and on with the millions of stories about people being suspended, and Facebook is a private company so they can really do what they want, but I’m here to call out the hypocrisy about their safety standards because as far as I can see, photos or drawings of people having sex with animals or people making pages to disguise prostitution as hunting expeditions are unsafe when they are put on a public forum rather than a private group and anyone can see them including children.

My advice is to download onto your PC all the photo’s you have uploaded to Facebook from your phone because one day you just might lose your account permanently if you manage to post more than one article with an “unsafe” typo or post screenshots of people verbally abusing you more than once.  The Terms of Service say you can lose your account permanently if you’re a serial offender.  No judge, no Jury, just a public hanging.

 

Photo courtesy of Anthony Freda https://anthonyfreda.com/

 

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