Skip to comments.Facebook censorship?
Posted on 10/07/2013 12:06:08 PM PDT by rusty millet
Facebook seems to be blocking access to criticisms of the shutdown, obamacare, and other political posts, and communication with others. Anybody else seeing a pattern of censorship, or is my tinfoil too tight?
I looked at the ObamaCare Facebook page yesterday and folks were tearing it apart. Today it’s all sunshine, skittles and unicorns. Somebody’s working cleanup.
Skittles? Iced tea and codeine cough syrup too . . . ?
I did see some bikers sites complain that they are having problems with even their posts showing up in people’s newsfeed. Also many anti Obunny sites saying they are having problems with censorship too.
Not sure why this is a surprise...facebook is an NSA, government propaganda site. Always was.
I posted this song on an ObamaCare Facebook page and the owner deleted it
I see that others have commented on my posts, but cannot see comments on my posts, nor can I comment to others. Except for one individual, posts critical of O have completely disappeared.
No way would I have a Facebook page.
Those things are being watched by some entity of the gummit 24/7.
Be very careful what you put on a Facebook page............
I had a lib associate that unfriended me - after spending a day laughing with his friends about a conservative that unfriended one of the others - all along the lines of “He couldn’t take it.”
I was pointing out that all the “power to the people” folks who were all in love with the OWS crowd were now so all fired up law and order types with the Park Rangers “only following orders”.
The answer is yes, there is active censorship on FB, to include data mining, sock-puppet provocateurs, and various flamers and lamers.
Do you think they don't watch Free Republic? The rule-of-thumb I use on Facebook is: tell it nothing about yourself, no matter how much it begs.
I have been “shadow banned” by Facebook for a while now. That means you can post but no one but you and the mods can see it. It is designed as an anti spam device so the spammer wont keep changing his account and post new spam because he thinks his spam is getting through. But facebook uses it politically.
The only reason that I am on Facebook in the first place, is to comment on news stories. I couldn’t care less about the social media stuff!
Your tinfoil hat fits fine.
My FRiend, FR is watched as well.
Nowhere on the Web is safe or secure. So there’s no sense in hiding.
I’m on eleven lists that I know of...
Its not just you. Posts disappearing, pages being blocked and people being blocked from posting or even banned have been occurring. Christians have been dealing with this on FB for awhile as have conservatives, but recently the target has been some of the shutdown.
I don’t think I could be more exposed if I wanted to—I do try to at least keep it down...
But, of course, using our aliases keeps our identities hidden, doesn’t it?
Facebook? People still do that? Give private information away to NSA and corporations for free?
I'm not a big Facebook user. But, if you post on someone's page (or an organization's page), can't the "owner" of that page delete stuff they don't want to be there?
I would expect the ObamaCare FB page owner to be deleting unfavorable posts as fast as possible. They are being dishonest, but they are Obamabot's. Sorry, I'm repeating myself....
"COME AND GET ME, COPPER!"
sometimes people use the spam button to punish you... get vocal enough and more people will do it... the net result is that you get voted off the island by your friends list.
Posted 4 hours ago against a Robert Reich “share:”
ME: A good many Americans still cherish privacy between themselves and their doctor; enough anyway, that they would rather not see the ACA go into effect “as is.” We also happen to be in a precarious economy that does not at present invite an entitlement program so massive as the ACA. The world will not end if we delay, or even dismantle, this legislation, which incidentally has been unlawfully modified by the President after it was passed against the wishes of a majority of citizens. A good many Americans simply do not want to see the Cloward-Piven strategy brought to bear in a land governed by a Constitution that explicitly limits federal powers.
FBF: Then elect a president and a majority of Congress and un-legislate it, or continue down this unprecedented extortionist political path and suffer the electoral consequences. Uninsured poor and middle class people aren’t stupid, and Republican soundlessly isn’t effectively masking their real message, “Drop Dead,” so I assume the Tea Party had best listen and listen good to our President’s message, “It’s on!”
ME: I suspect things are shifting in that direction. We’ll see. Human nature tends toward wanting free stuff. The Cloward-Piven Strategy aims to make us all wards of the state, and that is contrary to the founding principles even our President is sworn to uphold. Chaos works in favor of Cloward-Piven, the object being to saddle government with so much debt it collapses. Chaos aptly describes the current state of affairs as we experience unprotected borders, massive debt, and a foreign policy that rewards enemy combatants with legal protection.
I’ve been unfriended by a handful of the useful idiots. Other liberals with whom I am acquainted tolerate me, and I them. We spar with words. Oh well. The FB interface is not for everyone. That’s fine.
Guess they haven’t gotten around to censoring the healthcare.gov Facebook page yet.
The comments are hysterical.
I looked @ facebook/healthcare.gov and the complaints are still there,not many positive. examples: I got notice that my blue cross was being canceled. The cheapest Obamacare replacement is $160 per month more and my total risk increases from $5000 to $12,500. The good news is that my menopausal wife and I now have maternity, pediatric dental and vision! Thanks a lot.
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do not sign up this is a fraud and a farce The non-affordable care act. The gov. can not force you to buy, stand your ground and flip them the bird.
Oh my—that name brings back some memories............
It’s more likely the Obamabots in charge of maintain this Facebook page are sanitizing negative comments.
No, I see this stuff all the time.
But here you are posting on this social media site.
You really think they don’t know who you are because you use the name basil?
Zuckerberg is just part of that 70+% of American hating group who vote for the Prophet Obonghole so why should anyone be surprised Facebook would pull an IRS on conservative talk?
Yeah they censored tea party stuff, and I have had a ton of anti~Obama anti nanny state pro guns disappear off my timeline.
Your tinfoil hat is on to tight. ALL my articles and comments about this shutdown and Obama are still up there.
My friends and I aren’t having any trouble.
Well of course I do/sarc
Not seeing it. Just had a friend invite from a sniveling liberal and I told her to leave me out of all the pro-obamacare, antirepub BS. I will be defriending all libs. Funny article and funnier comments from the San Jose Mercury is what I sent her.
See below for the article and one of the many comments from HoReeFuk
Wise man say Devil in detail. Oh ACA sound good, maybe get a rittle chubbie with all that Hoppin Change. Now what? Someone pee in your Wonton soup? Details, details, who you think pay for all those lazy phucks? You, dumba$$ 0bamadroids, you.
I had a comment of mine blocked on FB from viewing for awhile. No pics, nothing flashy. Just a statement. It was just a simple sentence observing that the people who died in Benghazi would have liked the have had half of the security that the administration was putting around memorials and national parks.
I usually don’t do policits on FB but shutting out the Vets ticked me off. The blocking went on for a couple of hours then stopped.
I have many conservative friends on FB. All of them (including me) have posted frequently about Obamacare, the Obama Shutdown, the Barry-Cades, etc. and I have yet to see a post pulled.
I have also noticed quite a few people sharing my posted articles, pictures etc. related to the shutdown. Several of these people seldom if ever post about politics, so I am pleased to see that at least some people are waking up.
I refuse to quit posting my rants!
I thought it was just me, or maybe recipient of one msg. - that deleted it and the comments... But, maybe it was facebook - don’t know....
I’m not going to say this very loudly, but Anonymous isn’t a membership-style group. People don’t become members and go through pomp and circumstance. They don’t wear t-shirts or get newsletters.
If you see that your anti-government comment is being deleted, They may be trying to help you.
Remember: You’re being watched. Closely. When they close a comment down, there is VERY likely someone in their command center watching your back.
Just food for thought.
I will soon know if they are blocking my posts.
Not seeing it
It's not just the Facebook admins, it is also the admins for all the various pro-Obama Facebook pages and groups. You can bet the Obama campaign and other pro-Obama organizations have workers who have nothing better to do than to remove negative posts from Obamacare Facebook pages.
How do you know if your shadow banned, do people tell you they’re not seeing your posts?