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Are Conservatives Being Systematically Blocked on Facebook?
Mental Recession ^ | 07/03/2013

Posted on 07/03/2013 7:29:23 AM PDT by rustyweiss74

So what is the main difference between the Huffington Post article, shared 2,300+ times, and our post, which elicits a ban? As near as I can tell, one is from a conservative website, and one is from a liberal website. One is pro-abortion, while the other one mocks the pro-abortion writer.

Is there something more going on here with Facebook? We haven’t heard similar stories of censorship from the left side of the aisle. And yet, there seems to be an emerging trend for conservatives on Facebook.

Fox News reporter Todd Starnes was recently banned from Facebook for what he dubbed as “politically incorrect” commentary on the issue of guns.

Jeff Dunetz, a conservative blogger at the popular site The Lid writes, “I have had 4 of my articles removed as abusive in the past week.”

The wildly popular and hilarious conservative commentator, Steven Crowder, had a video which parodied the star witness in the George Zimmerman removed as a violation of ‘hate speech’ policies.

Amy, whose Twitter profile says “vote conservative”, was recently blocked for having the audacity to suggest prayer in a comment.

There have been other, similar stories as well.

So what is going on here, if not a crackdown on conservative commentary at the leading Social Media website?

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KEYWORDS: censorship; conservatives; facebook
Is this a trend?
1 posted on 07/03/2013 7:29:23 AM PDT by rustyweiss74
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To: rustyweiss74

I am not on Facebook, but according to family member who are, the answer is YES, YES, YES and YES!

My wife claims her anti-Obama postings all get removed within 2 minutes. Zuckerberg & Co. are fully in the tank for Obama, as are just about all the Bay Area Techies.


2 posted on 07/03/2013 7:32:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: rustyweiss74

Rumor has it that Facebook is hiring IRS employees wanting part time second jobs to moderate Facebook post. They must be using the same template they use in their IRS job.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 7:37:39 AM PDT by TonyM
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To: rustyweiss74

I don’t use it all that much, and I almost never post political commentary on Facebook, but I’ve found plenty of conservatives and conservative sites over there.

Conservative alternatives to Facebook include the Tea Party Community and the Freedom Connector.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 7:38:25 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: rustyweiss74

I post a lot of politically incorrect stuff up there. Mostly anti-Socialist/anti-Obama and gun nut stuff.

If I get banned? They kinda prove one of the points I’m trying to make.

Still, their site... their rules. Just like here.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 7:40:22 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Happens to my image postings of the ‘O’ as well.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 7:45:22 AM PDT by Ron H.
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To: rustyweiss74
Consider who the founder is and what he is doing with his pro-amnesty commercials that have blanketed the radio for the last month or so.

They don' like your kind.

Do you remember segregation? It's the same band, same tune, just in a different key in a new venue.

It's from the same folks who brought you: Get to the back of the bus. That's not your drinking fountain, bathroom, etc.

7 posted on 07/03/2013 7:47:46 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: rustyweiss74

With crap like this up, there’s no doubt in my mind anymore that FB is biased:

https://www.facebook.com/KillZimmerman?fref=ts

Just as soon as I make sure I have copies of the important stuff I want, I’m done with them.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 7:49:39 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Little Pig

Oh, and don’t bother reporting it. They’ve already seen it reported, and FB’s response is:

Status: This page wasn’t removed

Details Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel
may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important
part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed
the page you reported for containing credible threat of violence and found
it doesn’t violate our community standard on credible threat of violence.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 7:51:56 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: rustyweiss74

Madison Rising said on Fox and Friends this morning that their rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” was pulled.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 7:55:10 AM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: rustyweiss74

I post all of my political stuff there, and I haven’t seen any signs of censorship(yet). I must not be trying hard enough. Let’s see if this article gets blocked.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 8:08:18 AM PDT by yawningotter
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To: rustyweiss74

I do have an individual FB page but it has nothing on it whatsoever. Nothing. Completely blank except for my name. But I have this FB account only so I can get access to a conservative FB group where anti-Obama postings, comments and images are the norm. I post some blistering criticism of Obama and anti-liberal stuff there all the time. But FB has pulled none of it. It is a closed group, open only to invited members and can’t be seen or read except by those members. It is all conservative information. No liberals post because they are not invited.

So far we have not experienced any anti-conservative controls by FB.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 8:17:02 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: HotHunt

My Facebook account was deleted the minute Ohio was announced for Obama.


13 posted on 07/03/2013 8:32:40 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: rustyweiss74

Yes,
This week I was banned for 12 hours for a post about the “Oueer” flag flying over Safeco Field in Seattle. Seems the good people at facebook think the word queer is hate speech.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 8:33:44 AM PDT by elder5
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To: rustyweiss74

Anyone know how to contact them?


15 posted on 07/03/2013 8:40:29 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

The best thing you can do is close your Facebook account, your childrens Facebook account and put a rule in your home router to block all access from Facebook.

That’s what I’ve done and I’m happier for it.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 8:42:21 AM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: rustyweiss74

“Are Conservatives Being Systematically Blocked on Facebook?”

Impossible. Hasn’t Zuckerberg been bankrolling the pro-amnesty radio ads run by Americans for a “Conservative” Direction?


17 posted on 07/03/2013 8:58:58 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I don’t get the connection. Why would your FB account be deleted because Obama won Ohio? Maybe I am too slow on the uptake here. Was there something posted on your page that triggered it? Were you in violation of some secret-sauce FB rules?

I have many conservative friends from school who post their conservative views on their pages but have never been bothered. Once in a awhile something won’t work right in posting an images or the like, but that appears to be some function of FB not working right, not that the image itself is overtly conservative or anti-Obama.

But to have your entire account deleted, there must have been a reason. Like I said I have an account and so do many of my conservative friends and their accounts weren’t deleted simply because Obama won Ohio in the last election. There is something else at play here.


18 posted on 07/03/2013 9:07:54 AM PDT by HotHunt
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To: HotHunt

I think he meant he deleted it in disgust for Ohio.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 9:59:47 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: HotHunt

Haha..no. I deleted my account. I didn’t want to go through what is happening now. I figured it would be easier to delete my account rather then have Facebook do it for something I might say.

Best thing I ever done.


20 posted on 07/03/2013 10:08:23 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: rustyweiss74

I’m confused. So now those seeking freedom from barbarian, murderous Muslim terrorists and their religious fanatic leader, known as the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi, are conservatives? Liberals are the Sharia guys who chop off the heads of Christians, gays and other non-Muslims and sinners? The head choppers are the victims and the dead people, the racists?

The West is full of sick puppies. We are dealing with an assortment of strange and scarey characters out of a bad horror film. Good is evil and evil is good. Life is death and slavery is freedom. Islam is the religion of peace.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 10:24:30 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: rustyweiss74

I’m confused. So now those seeking freedom from barbarian, murderous Muslim terrorists and their religious fanatic leader, known as the Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi, are conservatives? Liberals are the Sharia guys who chop off the heads of Christians, gays and other non-Muslims and sinners? The head choppers are the victims and the dead people, the racists?

The West is full of sick puppies. We are dealing with an assortment of strange and scarey characters out of a bad horror film. Good is evil and evil is good. Life is death and slavery is freedom. Islam is the religion of peace.


22 posted on 07/03/2013 10:28:09 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: rustyweiss74

I have a friend who posts all sorts of Consevative stuff, to the point where I feel like me newsfeed is being spammed. He hasn’t been touched.

Here’s what I think is happening. FB has a lot of automated routines that trigger removals based on things like hitting the complaint button. Once there are a certain number of complaints, the automated kill routines kick in and it takes a human being to go in, detemine whether theres really been an infraction and reverse the kill.

Liberals are just more willing ( or actually just willing) in my opinion to use that button as a weapon than Conservatives are.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 10:34:52 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: rustyweiss74

Yes, it is. Zuckerberg is clearly in the gutter with Obama. His site is provided free so he can be his own little tyrant. As a participant, I have been banned for 30 days 7 times in the last year while posting on the White House page. :) Here is the kicker on Facebook. Some friends and I have compiled a witch hunt for liberal trolls that post there. They are all connected to one man, Mark J. Hanner. Hanner is a production assistant for ABCNews, DC. He is also the director of a fake non-profit called energynow.com (501C4) which is connected to blueskies.org (501C3) These are both Boomberg creations. Neither one of these sites has produced one thing except a few posts now and then about energy. The nest of posting squatters on the White House page are all supervised by Hanner, from a closed/locked membership Facebook page which we infiltrated where he posts cut ‘n paste propaganda used to attack conservatives that speak out on the White House page, and most of the converative elected officials pages. Most of those liberal squatters are paid trolls by Organizing for Obama through those 501C corps. They are also paid to lurk and report the content of conservative posts which gets them banned and to push up ‘Likes’ on the liberal posts. You can spot them because it shows their “likes” when they are not participating in the dialog at all. Always the same ‘composite’ profiles logged into by OofA participants. When they ARE participating in the thread they never have any facts, just cut ‘n paste propaganda, and mostly they are just attack dogs used to demonize conservatives as ‘racists’ and ‘haters’. lol We entertained ourselves for months tracking all these people back to their secret little propaganda group. One of our conservatives is trying to find out if those 501C’s are also operating with federal grants and taxpayer dollars. Then she is going to take it to congress and a trusted media site. By the way, I signed up for Free Republic’s page on Facebook, my membership was approved, but I’m not seeing Free Republic in my news feed. Don’t know what’s up with that. Will have to check settings.


24 posted on 07/03/2013 10:53:38 AM PDT by Ms. Blunt
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To: Little Pig

That’s exactly the same response I recieved. I notice it took all of about 15 seconds to reply to my report (can one say automatic CANNED reply). Facebook has been taken over by racists as well as far left libtards.


25 posted on 07/03/2013 12:22:09 PM PDT by Ron H.
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To: CarmichaelPatriot

Ironically, I joined it because my family was communicating through Facebook and I wanted to be in on everything. It caused nothing but trouble.


26 posted on 07/03/2013 7:46:14 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Facebook is umkay if you can stomach it and keep an ideologically close-knit group of friends.


27 posted on 07/03/2013 7:48:15 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Yes, that is what I should have done. I tried to mix family (mostly liberals) with my political friends on the same Facebook page. I should have done two different pages.


28 posted on 07/03/2013 7:51:33 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: rustyweiss74

Could be. Likely. Very likely.

Given that, and Twitter, and all the other social self promotion venues out there, I just can’t see a reason for them, personally.

I mean, if I were ever going to get into trouble, say for killing someone in self defense, like in FL with TM and GZ, I’d expect the prosecution to be hauling out everything I ever posted on FB, Twitter, et al.

Today, whenever there is a murder, a bombing, or whatever and the media can get a name, where are the two places they go first? Google, and Facebook. And rest assured, that even if you delete your past postings, Google, Facebook and NSA as a last standby will gladly provide it, especially fast if you are a conservative.

As the Beatles said, “Let it be.”


29 posted on 07/04/2013 3:13:58 AM PDT by Gaffer
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