Breaking News: The Lost Boys of Turtle and Turtleboy Smiles And Sunshine Facebook pages are suspended for 24 hours because we condemn hate speech and inappropriate language:
Yes, you read that right. The lovely Webster woman who called us “fucking pussies” and said we were gonna get beat up, doesn’t get in trouble for actually writing those words. But we get put in timeout for CRITICIZING their lovely “hate speech.” Yup, that makes sense.
The funny thing is, Facebook’s policies SPECIFiCALLY allow you to post screenshots of “abusive content” for the purpose of urging people to report it:
“From a statement by Facebook to OHPI in 2013 we know Facebook permits people to link to abusive content for the purpose of urging people to report it. The statement explained, “our policy certainly does allow people to post links to hate speech in order to condemn it and encourage others to file reports. We would not take any action to penalize a user who posts such a link in these circumstances”. It’s possible that a similar position would apply to images of abuse posted by a victim, but we call on Facebook to clarify this.”
And remember, according to Facebook, a “team” of human beings using state of the art technology individually reviews each of the millions of reported posts they receive on a daily basis:
“We’ve built industry leading technical and human systems to encourage people using Facebook to report violations of our terms and developed sophisticated tools to help our teams evaluate the reports we receive and make or escalate the difficult decisions about whether reported content is controversial, harmful or constitutes hate speech. As a result, we believe we are able to remove the vast majority of content that violates our standards, even as we scale those systems to cover our more than 1 billion users, and even as we seek to protect users from those who seek to circumvent our guidelines by reposting content that has been taken down time and time again.”
Obviously no reasonable person would reach the conclusion that what we did can be considered hate speech. Facebook is just lying because they can. Because they are a billion dollar corporation that gives vast moneys to campaigns so they will not be regulated like other legitimate companies are.
Anyway, the Lost Boys of Turtle Facebook Page will be back up after 11 PM tonight. The Turtleboy Sports Facebook page will be back in 12 days. In the meantime we’ve hired a lawyer. Not even kidding you – a real lawyer. Not one of those Internet lawyers we’re always threatened with either. It’s a guy with an office whose concentration specifically involves blogging, online anonymity, and social media. We’ve sent a demand letter to Facebook to have the page put back up. After that comes an injunction from a federal judge. And if we feel like it after that we can sue them for damages in what should be a pretty open and shut case. We fear no one at Facebook, and that includes Lyin Mark Zuckerberg. It might take a while, but believe me – he will eventually get a headstone in the Turtleboy Sports graveyard.
P.S. If the Lost Boys Page continues to have problems then we will be creating a Turtleboy Refugees page, so stay tuned.
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