Sunday, January 6, 2013

That's Three, Count 'Em, THREE 30 Day Blocks

After seemingly flying under the radar for five whole weeks (quite a good record for me!), I've landed in Facebook jail...again. My recidivism rate is out of control, I tell ya. I'm now on my third, yep, third 30 day block.

The best part is, I violated not a single, solitary policy. Not a one. I posted this:

According to Facebook, as long as nipple is not shown, there is no violation of policy. That's why breastfeeding photos, as long as babe is engaged in eating, are supposedly acceptable (though we all know how often FB follows their own policy on that...). And as a result of me violating no policy at all, except for the unwritten one that says, "Thou shall not insult the delicate sensibilities of the misogynist, chauvinist, anti-child Peter Pans at Facebook nor those who troll your page," I have been blocked for the third month of my 12 month run Facebook. That's 1/4 of my time here.

Nobody will be taking care of the page, while I'm blocked. No other admins are available to attend to anyone's needs. Me being blocked means you've been blocked, too. This should offend you. This should offend you, because it could be you. Take a gander at all the porn pages on Facebook. They're out and proud in droves. Why is that, I wonder... You should wonder, too, because next time it could be you. This block affects everyone who attempts to normalize breastfeeding, educate about circumcision, open the eyes of those who keep them so firmly closed. And since you're here, I know that's you. You are me. And we're being systematically beaten down. So, the question is: what are we going to do about it?

7 comments:

  1. Amy, I have had this problem with so many of the blogs I follow. This has NOTHING to do with FB's policies, it has to do with trolls--people deciding your posts are indecent, who are out to get you more or less. FB has WAY TOO MANY people, pages, etc so the way they manage is is by the community who follows you. Start blocking people who make nasty comments, start being proactive about who sees your stuff. Create a group, something. Getting mad at FB is like getting mad at the flying spagetti monster. Get mad at the people who do it to harm you, get mad at the ignorance. FB can't police that, only we can

    If porn pages on FB were suddenly trolled, they would get blocked too. It isn't a personal attack against you from FB it is a personal attack from crazies.

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    1. Yes, but ultimately Facebook is responsible for their own actions. They're the ones who ultimately make the decisions and if it's too much for them to handle, perhaps things need to be reconfigured there.

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    2. And I do ban people. That just makes it so they cannot comment. They're still able to report.

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  2. I think that Facebook may target you specifically, which is ridiculous. I also posted that picture.

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    1. That seems to be the general consensus. Not that they target me, per se, but that I'm on some sort of a watch list due to all my other "transgressions."

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  3. It's true that they do follow "group" pages more closely. One of the breastfeeding pages I follow has an admin who gets banned almost regularly because of some breastfeeding pictures she posts. Not sure which one off the top of my head, but I think it's Breast is Best. I think the main reason is that breasts have become a sexual object & when a man sees them doing what they're made for he gets grossed out or offended & reports it, & makes his friends or coworkers do it too.

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