About a week before Propublica published their follow up investigative report into Facebook’s enforcement of hate speech rules, a spokesperson from Facebook reached out to this site asking if I had any interest in setting up a meeting to further discuss Facebook’s Community Standards. This is the email I got:
At first, I wasn’t sure whether or not I wanted to respond. Honestly, Marcia and I weren’t even sure if this was a real email or a clever phishing scam. After verifying the email was, in fact, a legitimate real email sent from a Facebook account, I still wasn’t sure if responding would be a good idea. The last thing I want to happen is to get backed into a corner by a tech giant and being forced into signing some sort of nondisclosure agreement.
Then Tuesday happened. The day after New Years, for many is the 1st back to work after the holiday or school break, since I live in New England, it was also another day of ridiculously bitter cold so a grumpy day all around for majority of us. It was just about the end of the work day, maybe an hour or so left before driving home in rush hour traffic, I found maybe getting yet another notice from Facebook that a post of mine violated community standards for hate speech and I was given a 30 day ban once again. The violating post this time said “Comedian Hana Michels is banned for 7 days for a joke post.” Laughing in frustrating for yet another ban by Facebook, but also at the fact that Facebook thinks we’re that stupid we wouldn’t notice them publicly apologizing for their white male bias in enforcing hate speech rules, just to turn around the next day to do the exact thing they apologized for. This got me outraged enough to finally respond to their email and this is what I had to say:
The images I attached to my response, was my post which I got banned for that day and the disgusting racist image mocking the late Trayvon Martin which was not in violation of their hate speech standards.
The truth is, Facebook knows exactly what real hate is, looks, and sounds like, they just don’t care nor do they want to stop hate speech, bigotry, and racism from being allowed on their platform. Why? Because they profit from it, plain and simple. Which is why public pressure is the only way we can get Facebook to change their white supremacy ways.
I have 2 pet lost and found groups. FB has banned me 4 times in the last 30 days. No notice or explaination. Still in jail as if today.
Ugh that’s awful and so bizarre! If you have any screenshots of your bans or get a new ban please screenshot it to add to our site. The only way to fight back against Facebook is to keep exposing the BS bans they are giving out.
Trying to advertise the legal sales of fireworks.
No mortars or anything illegal just basic family pack kids stuff.
But now has been banned.. That’s bs.. I’m getting tired of Facebook.. I got threatened to be killed nothing…. But when I called the guy a c*** they ban me. Wtf
I’ve been banned 3 times all for making a comments that apparently got someone’s panties in a knot and reported me to FB.. I never threatened anyone or anything to really warrent FB jail.. FB community standards are biased and a joke !!
Why am I banned from sharing on Facebook I did nothing wrong. All I do is share what is already on here. So please tell me what I posted so wrong and how long am I banned from posting on Facebook. Please tell me
The truth is now violating Facebooks community standards, Its Blatant Censorship,
I got banned for 3 gays for posting the truth,
Censorship is illegal in Australia,
It also violates the USA First Ammendment of your constitution,
I’ve been banned for 30 days twice now for responding to a racist post each time what I wrote was no worse then the original post but I’m blocked and the original post and the person I was responding to is still up but I’m banned AGAIN