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Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit
The Washington Post ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 | Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm

Posted on 10/11/2018 11:35:44 AM PDT by Theo

Facebook said on Thursday that it has purged more than 800 U.S publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically oriented content that violated the company’s spam policies, a move that could reignite accusations of political censorship.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: facebook
I work in conservative publishing, and work with a lot of websites and Facebook pages. About an hour ago, a dozen of our clients' Facebook pages were unpublished, pages that represent millions of likes/follows.

I'm still stunned.

The Washington Post collaborated with self-proclaimed internet watchdog NewsGuard to write a hit piece on us last week. Then today our FB pages were shut down. Then 30 minutes later WaPo publishes this piece. Collusion much?

1 posted on 10/11/2018 11:35:44 AM PDT by Theo
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To: Theo
Silence the opposition to Democrats 30 days away from the election

Anything to win

They'll face the repercussions afterwards. If they win there won't even be investigations

2 posted on 10/11/2018 11:38:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Theo

At what point does all of this get Jeffy Sessions to pick-up the phone at the antitrust division?


3 posted on 10/11/2018 11:38:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Theo

Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media won’t change until there is a more competitive market. Conservatives need our own sandbox, since the Dems cannot share the spaces anymore.

There has been talk of Government forcing these companies to break up into smaller entities. Therefore what? That does not mean the new smaller entities will be any less likely to censor conservatives.


4 posted on 10/11/2018 11:39:19 AM PDT by lee martell (AT)
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To: Theo

they either need to let everything on or only just allow ONLY individual people and not any non-person account.

There is no soft ground in the center.


5 posted on 10/11/2018 11:39:36 AM PDT by GraceG ("If I post an AWESOME MEME, STEAL IT! JUST RE-POST IT IN TWO PLACES PLEASE")
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To: Theo

Which pages and how does this get fixed. We knew this was coming and I don’t see any recourse. I can guarantee it’s going to get worse and the President’s people and congress are blind to what’s going to happen.


6 posted on 10/11/2018 11:41:07 AM PDT by ALX
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To: Buckeye McFrog
“At what point does all of this get Jeffy Sessions to pick-up the phone at the antitrust division?”

I'm sure your question is rhetorical. I am so disappointed in him, and have no explanation for why he is ignoring all of this. It's stunning, and suggests he has very, very significant baggage that is being used against him.

7 posted on 10/11/2018 11:41:10 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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I’m guessing 798 conservative sites. And 2 liberal ones.


8 posted on 10/11/2018 11:41:37 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Theo

Do the bigshorts at FB understand the repression and consequences that they are birthing?


9 posted on 10/11/2018 11:41:50 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Sessions is just another loser collecting a government paycheck. Useless as tits on a boar.


10 posted on 10/11/2018 11:52:04 AM PDT by W. (Boom!)
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Well, since we can’t see conservative political sites anymore, perhaps we should all start searching for liberal fb sites and report them for policy violations en masse. Anyone up for it?

Use your email lists to forward the suggestion to everyone you know.


11 posted on 10/11/2018 11:55:14 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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I cannot access fb from work. Can anyone check to see if the # Walkaway and/or Unsilent Majority site(s) have been purged? That might be the one that sparked the purge.


12 posted on 10/11/2018 11:56:35 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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They’re still there... so far.


13 posted on 10/11/2018 12:06:04 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Thanks!!!


14 posted on 10/11/2018 12:08:45 PM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Theo

Fakebook: Trust us


15 posted on 10/11/2018 12:23:22 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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Hacking of personal facebook accounts is rampant. I deactivated my personal page. Facebook’s platform isn’t secure.

As for the current political shenanigans, why would anyone be surprised?


16 posted on 10/11/2018 12:46:19 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Stop The Madness. Do Not Respond To Vanity Posts.)
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I work in conservative publishing, and work with a lot of websites and Facebook pages. About an hour ago, a dozen of our clients' Facebook pages were unpublished, pages that represent millions of likes/follows.

Any ones we know?

17 posted on 10/11/2018 12:47:25 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Theo

The following put me in Fascist Book Jail for 30 days. No surprise that FB would want to censor any posts exposing the CPUSA Progressive controlled democrats in the month prior to the Primary Elections.


America cannot survive with so many dishonest people like I have seen commenting on this and other threads who have declared this man guilty without any evidence.

1: Does not know where the alleged assault happened.
2: Does not know when the alleged assault happened.
3: Has change the number and sexual makeup of the people involved in the alleged assault.
4: Does not know how she got there
5: Does not know how she got home.
6: Does not know who paid for the polygraph done during a funeral.
7: Her ‘best friend” used as her witness does not recall any such event AND left her “best” friend there thus exposing her to these ALLEGED attacks.
8: LIED about fear of flying and when caught in her lie and why she did not take up the offer by the committee to fly to her location her attorney shut her up immediately.
9: 65+ character witnesses supported the judge while not one supported Ford.
10: The Senator which had a Chinese spy on her payroll hid this allegation from the committee for over 60 days and only at the 13th hour where any legitimate investigation could have exposed the lies or mis-memory of Ford could not be done.
11: Every Senator opposed to this stated BEFORE this nomination they would oppose whomever was appointed. EVERY ONE.


18 posted on 10/11/2018 12:54:03 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: gspurlock

https://www.facebook.com/usminority/ still appears online.


19 posted on 10/11/2018 1:28:27 PM PDT by Theo (FReeping since 1998 ... drain the swamp.)
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