Facebook continues to allow people who do not agree with the content we post to maliciously try to stop our business. Last week our Facebook page with 36,400 followers was suspended for 30 days without us violating the terms and conditions that we agreed upon. So we used our backup page, the Turtleboy Sports Fallout Shelter Freedom page, which has 13,000 followers. This lasted all of one day before we posted a message about having a nice day, and then that account was suspended for 7 days.
So we created the Turtleboy Safe Space Facebook page, which had about 3,000 followers within a week. And because 80% of our traffic comes via Facebook and it is the primary medium that we use to communicate, we kind of need the pages to work. So today we went to sign into the Turtleboy Safe Space and this happened:
Deactivated. Absolutely no explanation why. It’s just gone. No way to protest it. No one to call. Gone. Keep in mind we just paid Facebook a bunch of money to promote this newest page. They took our money and the service was never provided because the page was arbitrarily deactivated. Not only does Facebook arbitrarily shut down your pages, they steal your money too.
Luckily the Fallout Shelter page is back from a 7 day suspension and so we went to go sign in there this morning and found this:
Why would they remove a statue of the Turtleboy?
Because this post depicts sexual violence, exploitation, sexual content involving minors, offers of sexual services, displays of nudity, and/or sexual activity. And as a result our account was suspended for 7 more days:
Look, it’s obvious what is happening here. Trolls have figured out a way to shut down any Facebook page they want. They just mass report it for pornography. And since Facebook hardly has any employees there is no way to dispute it. There is no phone number you can call and no email you can send. We’ve tried all this.
So basically Facebook urges you to create a business page. So you do. Then you build up your business, give them money, and become dependent on them. Then they take it all away from you because some trolls figured out a way to exploit the business model for the most profitable company in the United States.
We’ve been bitching about this for months, but it’s really up to you people. Start sharing this blog. Send it to every major media outlet, particularly conservative media outlets since they’re getting censored by Facebook more often. The only way this will change is if it garners enough attention.
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