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Sarah Palin Facebook Post Deleted, Thanks to "Social Experiment"
FOXNEWS ^ | July 23, 2010 | Jeremy A. Kaplan

Posted on 07/23/2010 9:09:17 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

Edited on 07/23/2010 9:29:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The mystery behind a vanishing Facebook post by Sarah Palin that railed against a planned Ground Zero mosque has been cleared up. She fell victim to a “social experiment.”

Facebook's terms of service prohibit users from posting content that is hateful, threatening, incites violence or contains nudity or graphic violence. But that's not why a blogger called on readers to report a post by Palin, which described a mosque being built on Ground Zero in New York City as "an intolerable mistake."


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: facebook; post; sarahpalin

1 posted on 07/23/2010 9:09:20 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Goes to show there are plenty of terror supporters on the internet.


2 posted on 07/23/2010 9:12:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Idiot liberals - they’ll give their nation over to a murdering death-cult if it means ‘refudiating’ conservatives.


3 posted on 07/23/2010 9:13:30 AM PDT by skeeter
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“Idiot liberals - they’ll give their nation over to a murdering death-cult if it means ‘refudiating’ conservatives.”

But at least they remained true to their convictions and didn’t sell out.


4 posted on 07/23/2010 9:15:56 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Can we give refudiate a rest already? I’m certainly not what one could call a Palin fan, but everyone, and I mean everyone mispronounces a word now and then.


5 posted on 07/23/2010 9:16:20 AM PDT by Melas
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To: Bad~Rodeo
And the guy who launched the campaign to silence Palin, does he still have an account? If twitter had any integrity they would wipe the account of anyone caught gaming the system. The fact that any repercussion against him were not mentioned indicates that we can expect this sort of thing to become routine.
6 posted on 07/23/2010 9:17:19 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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The blogger had called on readers Thursday to report the Palin post

and his/her ilk

7 posted on 07/23/2010 9:19:42 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (NOBAMA 2012)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I look forward to the days when these traitors are introduced to God. I would be more than pleased to help in arranging the introductions.


8 posted on 07/23/2010 9:20:26 AM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Typical liberal thug. They will criminalize conservative speech as soon as they have the power.

Journalists discuss shutting down Fox News

9 posted on 07/23/2010 9:21:34 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Censorship by a plurality vote. Not an especially nice social “experiment”. Glad to see if failed.


10 posted on 07/23/2010 9:25:15 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Our local newspaper just joined a comment site that allow readers to comment on the stories there. Every comment has a thumbs up or down to click on. If too many people click thumbs down the comment is hidden but you can look if you click on it. I find the concept moronic.


11 posted on 07/23/2010 9:27:00 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Let's Roll

Yeah, those are some ‘convictions’.


12 posted on 07/23/2010 9:30:57 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes explained that the post itself didn't set off the system. "The note in question did not violate our content standards but was removed by an automated system

Actually, Noyes is saying that the post DID "set off the system."

But of course, Noyes is lying. This was done as a result of a "collective decision." So the system didn't do it, and nobody in particular did it, and the person who flipped the software switch was out of the decision loop. and when it was done everyone had a non-responsibility liberalgasm.

13 posted on 07/23/2010 11:20:59 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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And these are the same types of folks who rail against 'Internet bullying', when that's exactly the behavior about which he seems so proud.

I'm glad Facebook returned Sarah's post, at least.

14 posted on 07/23/2010 12:08:43 PM PDT by SuziQ
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Sarah's post, by itself, didn't set off the system. The post had been up all day, and had plenty of comments, before this Internet bully decided to do his thing. What set off the system was that Moneyries suggested that his readers go on Sarah's post and FLAG it as 'inappropriate'.

In his first comments, in the story, he said it had nothing to do with Sarah; that it was just a 'social experiment'. Yuh right. In his comments on his blog, though, he crowed that they had 'refudiated' Sarah, so it seems that she WAS the target all along.

15 posted on 07/23/2010 12:40:31 PM PDT by SuziQ
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