Suspended From Facebook

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Martin Alonzo, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Yvonne Smith

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    I don’t think that controlling what is allowed on Facebook is actually affecting our right to free speech, @Martin Alonzo . Since Facebook is not a public website, it is a company, and owned by Mark Zuckerburg; so he gets to decide what is allowed on his website.
    It is the same principle as any privately owned publication or even a real property, such as a house.
    We all have the right to decide what kind of language or behavior we want to allow in our own homes, and if a visitor is not willing to abide by our household rules, then we can tell them to leave.

    Obviously, Facebook is promoting a liberal agenda, but as far as I can see, they have a perfect right to do that, and to censor anything that they do not want on the website.
    A good example is this forum. We are allowed to explain and discuss our thoughts and opinions on just about any topic; but rudeness and insulting other forum members is not allowed here.
    Some other ther forums do not have this kind of rules, and people can say whatever they choose.
     
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    I heard somebody say that he quoted the Bible and talked about God. On Facebook, it was considered Hate Speech.
     
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  3. Yvonne Smith

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    Facebook executives who are also government officials.
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  4. Yvonne Smith

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    Are you kidding me? Bummer. Funny, they never say a word about what I post.
     
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    I was suspended for 24 hours for something I had shared three years before, as their censorship bot will go back into your history.
     
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