Facebook doesn’t like posts critical of Obama. Not at all.

by editor on August 23, 2011

Recently poor little billionaire Mark Zuckerberg has been the target of more than a little derision and just about as much criticism. Now some of this avarice is, no doubt, the result of jealousy. After all nobody likes the fact that the geek they regularly pantsed back in middle school can now buy and sell them.

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"So, Mark, would it be too much to ask you to censor any negative comments about me?"

But an awful lot of it is legitimate.

The laundry list of Facebook problems, however, has just been shortened. Those looking to remove their data from the cyber behemoth – a task sometimes impossible in the past – have been provided with a rather novel solution. Just be critical of the President.

News Radio 550 KFYI gets a thumbs up from us for breaking this story:

Facebook said Friday it mistakenly removed a post in which Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer criticized a controversial policy decision by President Barack Obama’s administration to limit deportations of illegal immigrants.

Mistakenly? Yeah, right.

The Republican governor had said in a post Friday that Facebook censored the item she posted Thursday because it apparently violated Facebook’s community standards.

Brewer didn’t elaborate in her post, but she said Friday in an interview that an email she received from Facebook said the post was removed because of an included illustration.

The email, which she read aloud, didn’t specify how the illustration violated standards.

“I’d like to know why it happens,” she said of the removal.

Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes responded to a query by The Associated Press by saying in a brief email that Brewer’s post was removed in error and that Facebook was sorry.

Any one up for an invitation to Google+ ?

- Written by Kip Hooker at TheVitaminPress

Source: KFYI.com

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RoboMonkey August 23, 2011 at 3:46 am

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Google is also in the bag for Obama, I wouldn’t be overly trusting of them either.

bob wallace August 23, 2011 at 4:12 am

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fred August 23, 2011 at 5:51 am

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how will it get worse, pray tell? your comment is as logical as a joe biden speech!

bob wallace August 23, 2011 at 8:11 am

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It will get worse due to the fact that it is basically a tool for the dissemination of left wing propaganda. Sure, we as conservatives can post with some degree of latitude that our views will be represented, however the degree of left wing censorship is rising. It wouldn’t surprise me if there was another “reorganization” that left some of the conservative pages out in the cold before the next election

PsychoDad August 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

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bob wallace August 24, 2011 at 3:31 am

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Why, yes, I did keep a straight face as I typed “we as conservatives”. I am a conservative, have always voted conservative, and I see the path that this Country is on now and I know that it sure isn’t conservative.

pink Floyd August 23, 2011 at 5:57 am

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Don’t use Fecesbook, am not a twit-er. I refuse to use ANYTHING that is associated with Google. I will NEVER bother with any of these new age forms of self-promotion and leftist propoganda. I don’t understand the need publicly express every single thought in my head and WILL NOT post photos or documents of a personal nature online. Some will say that I’m old fashioned or outdated…GOOD.
I would much rather have been born in the 18th or 19th century, anyway. Technology has made us stupid and lazy. If Fecesbook wants to censor what it’s users post that is their business, but if we continue to use that medium and then whine about their policies, we are only supporting that which we abhor and are only creating our own problems.

Screw all of them. If ALL Libertarians and Conservatives stopped using anything that was connected to these propaganda machines and started using or creating neutral, unbiased media, then the Prog machine would come to a halt.

PsychoDad August 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm

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Your name and pic are sheer GENIUS!!!

Bravo, sir, bravo.

Amanda August 23, 2011 at 6:18 am

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The picture was her as Rosie the Riveter. The words were “ARIZONA doing the job the feds won’t do!”

She then reposted the pic and asked everyone to hit the share button, which I did. It is a great picture.

Barb R August 23, 2011 at 12:49 pm

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It’s an excellent picture. I especially loved the Obama logo in the letter “o”. Very clever!

mojo August 23, 2011 at 6:37 am

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Don’t be a Zuckerberg.

beanhead54 August 23, 2011 at 7:57 am

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Farcebook can zuck my berg.

I wonder how many people have ruined their career by posting the goofyness of their private life into the public forum.

Sidekick August 23, 2011 at 9:01 am

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Agreed, but that is not Facebook’s fault.

thatguy August 23, 2011 at 8:16 am

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FWIW I post links to this page and others critical of BHO and have never had a problem.

RockingHorseGuy August 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

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I post these pages, and my own personal comments against Obama on a regular basis, without a problem. I also post many pictures of a persona nature, and am smart enough to NOT post anything that would be detrimental to my business. So FB, although not perfect by any means, has done wonderful things for my entertainment and photography businesses.

Tesslea August 25, 2011 at 8:29 am

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I, too, post links to this forum and widely criticize the moron in office and every other idiot politician weekly, no problems. They don’t know me, but her… everyone knows. Could be the reason.

J.P. Travis August 23, 2011 at 3:20 pm

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I post on FaceBook, but the Arizona governor story makes me wonder if my stuff actually remains on FaceBook after I’ve posted it. How would I know? I don’t go back and check later to see… because I hate the place. Can’t quite see the point of it.

Maybe Justin Timberlake is a conservative, so when he rejuvinates MySpace we’ll have our own social network site…

RockingHorseGuy August 24, 2011 at 10:47 am

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Well, J.P., I know that my posts to this page and my other anti-Obama, anti-liberal posts stay up, because people comment on them, and I am notified of the comments. I don’t do it a lot, though. So maybe I’m flying under the radar.

RockingHorseGuy August 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm

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How ya doin’ there, Fweetness? Come over here and let me give you a noogie.

Noelegy August 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

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Sorry, Facebook. The genie is out of the bottle. You may have removed Gov. Brewer’s remarks, but you’re going to have to work overtime to remove all of the posts where other Facebook users shared the story.

Notsosilent August 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

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It has got to be tougher for Obungles these days, the number of people riding his leg must slow him down, a lot. I guess Zuckerberg wants to climb higher up the leg so he can be closer to dear leader.

Maybe that’s why he needs all those vacations. to get the little urchins off his leg.

Boy billionaire buys president, film at 11.

GARY ANDERSON August 23, 2011 at 4:56 pm

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Rick Perry gets a slap down from the President, FaceBook watches Obama’s Back and to just test out the waters of the Obama Party; I just posted a link on FaceBook http://thepoliticalsandbox.blogspot.com/2011/08/obamas-treacherous-treasonous-acts.html and a remark as to their allegiances and to that, we will see. https://www.facebook.com/andersongarya

PsychoDad August 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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I’ve heard before -dunno if it was here- about FB pulling down conservative/anti-Sock Puppet posts. That’s actually the only reason I went back to using it – jus’ speakin’ truth to power. Some of these stories are about the only thing I put up any more, along with Herman Cain & Allen West pieces, a few other things. I don’t track it close enough to figure out if anything is actually getting pulled, but it seems like only 1 IHTM post stays up at once.

Could be wrong.

Do your research August 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

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Haven’t any of you read about the government wanting to get heavily involved in social networking sites? It was part of the DARPA project if my memory serves me. They were creating a software tool to discover and track people and their posts about government officials, etc.. All of which would be gathered and forwarded to government intelligence agencies in realtime. Very scary…

paco12348 August 24, 2011 at 10:08 am

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I don’t know about Google but I truly think Zuckerberg has been in Obama’s pocket ever since the Egyptian uprising. I can’t recall the source but read Obama and Zuckerberg had a secret meeting. Don’t know what about, but it was around the time all the talk was going around about a KILL switch. I figured it had something to do with that.

Rene August 24, 2011 at 11:07 am

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Facebook seems to hate I hate the Media. cuz can’t post direct. same with digg. maybe others. sigh.

RockingHorseGuy August 24, 2011 at 10:18 pm

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I post direct from here all the time, and get some updates from the site on my page, too. FB has a lot of inconsistencies.