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The Turtleboy Sports Facebook page comes back from its 30 day suspension tomorrow, and our backup page, the Turtleboy Sports Fallout Shelter Freedom Page, came back from a three day suspension six days ago. It’s why we created a third page – the Turtleboy Safe Space – where we will post blogs and announcements when the other two pages are suspended. As you know by now, we are being attacked by losers in their mother’s basement who are hitting the “report” button on every single post we’ve ever made, hundreds of times per day. They make up fake names and they just keep on reporting. And since NO ONE WORKS AT FACEBOOK, human beings don’t look at what is being reported, an algorithm just recognizes the high volume of reports and a computer decides that you need to be put in Facebook timeout.
Last week a Facebook executive named Monika Bickert said this at a conference about Facebook’s reporting system:
“Bickert told CNNMoney that Facebook prioritizes the review of posts inciting physical harm — but all reports of violations are reviewed by trained Facebook employees.
She said she often gets asked why the company doesn’t have its “world-class engineers” tackle hate speech “proactively and perfectly.
You can think of our reporting system as the world’s largest neighborhood watch program. We rely heavily on people in the community to tell us when they see something that probably shouldn’t be on Facebook. You can report any piece of content. You will answer a couple short questions about what you’re seeing and why you don’t think it should be on Facebook. Then after you’ve reported it, it will be sent to a member of our operations team who will review it.”
We know for a fact that this is not true. It is a bold faced lie that she is telling to her investors. It’s also very, very illegal. It’s mathematically impossible for their limited amount of employees to review over 1 million reported posts per day and reach a non-arbitrary conclusion about whether or not they violate Facebook’s “standards.”
So, in order to prove this, here’s what we have done. While we were suspended we went back and deleted every post we’ve ever made on both pages. It took many, many hours, but the slate is clean. From this point on all we are doing is writing things like this:
We’re doing this because if and when we get suspended again, we want it to be for the most ridiculous reason possible. If we get suspended for writing “have a blessed day” or “smiles and sunshine,” it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Facebook is lying – they don’t employ a member of the “operations” who reviews every random Facebook report made on a daily basis.
Then this morning we woke up to find that the Turtleboy Sports Fallout Shelter Freedom Page has been suspended again:
What was our crime this time?
“Nothing but love on Turtleboy podcasts.”According to Facebook, a human being, a “trained engineer,” reviewed this post and decided that
“Nothing but love on Turtleboy podcasts,”violates their standards. Definitely.
If you think we’re too small to do anything to Facebook, you best think again. Because we will punch up to anyone. Doesn’t matter who. Especially if they’re lying to people, which Facebook is CLEARLY doing here. Facebook is free to run their business as they see fit, but they’re not free to lie to their investors. We will keep telling these stories and we will keep reaching out to other media outlets until someone else reports on it. We ask you to do the same by emailing this blog and a quick explanation to every news outlet or journalist in your area.
And to further build our case against this unregulated monopoly of a corporation which provides no jobs for the American people, we have begun to report EVERYTHING offensive we see on Facebook. Not because we care what other people are writing, but to prove our point – Facebook is lying when they say human beings are reviewing posts. Here’s more proof. We were sent this Facebook post made by some guy, desperate for attention, who said he was happy to see Trooper Thomas Clardy die last week:
Obviously a post in which he is urging people to “kill them all” while referring to cops, would violate Facebook’s “standards.” But yet here’s the reply we almost always get:
We chose to report him for the purchase of drugs, guns or other illegal products because they don’t give you the option of choosing “threatening to kill people.”
This should really be a bigger story. If you think this can only happen to Turtleboy you’re wrong. All it takes is you have to piss off someone with unlimited free time. If that person reports your page over and over again then Facebook will do to you what they continue to do to us – shut you down. A business owner could shut down their competitor’s Facebook page. A politician running for office could get their opponent’s page shut down. Considering how important social media is for people to communicate in 2016, Facebook has a responsibility to make sure this doesn’t happen. They lure you in by trying to get you to open up a business page, then you build it up and they take it away from you. It’s un-American.
For that reason we ask you to send this to as many media outlets as you can. Because if we wanted to we could shut down their pages too. This is an issue that should greatly concern the public. They’re saying they have employees that review these posts. Well, if that’s the truth then they have some explaining to do, since they’re letting violent cop-killing posts stay up while removing posts about love. But if it’s a lie, then this is an even bigger story that every journalist should be interested in. A gigantic corporation is lying to it’s investors and the public.
Anyway, despite the fact that they’re allowing this to happen, Turtleboy continues to dominate. We’re on pace for a record 2 million page views this month, and we’re doing it without our primary Facebook page. But our social media is unique because of the amount of interaction we get. The Telegram’s Facebook page has 36,000 followers. Their articles get a couple likes and if they’re lucky a few more comments. Our’s get hundreds, if not thousands. We want it back. We’ve worked for everything we’ve got.
Anyway, don’t forget to like the Turtleboy Safe Space, our backup to the backup page, where we will be posting stuff if the other two pages are on suspension.
P.S. A lot of people said we should pay Facebook to promote the page. So we did earlier this week. And this still happened. This is what Facebook does to paying customers. There is no customer service you can contact, because no one works at Facebook.
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