Saturday, December 15, 2012

Facebook, First Amendments and other F-words

If you don't like offensive language, or little kids are reading over your shoulders, stop reading.

Fuck Facebook.  Fuck the literal interpretations of the fucking First Amendment.  Fuck trolls.  I hope there is a God.  Like, a pagan, ass-kicking God, or maybe a crankier Old Testament one, and he decides to take a person interest in these fucking jerks.

Some asshole created a trolling page that was mocking yesterday's tragedy.  I, and several others, reported it.  Here is Facebook's response:

Hi,


Thanks for your recent report of a potential violation on Facebook. After reviewing your report, we were not able to confirm that the specific page you reported violates Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
Learn more about what we do and don't allow by reviewing the Facebook Community Standards: https://www.facebook.com/communitystandards.

Thanks,
Viki


Thanks, Viki.  That's wonderful.

I was then informed by a friend that my status message was missing.  I scrolled through my timeline and it's gone.  So, I filled out Viki's survey to tell them about the process of reporting violations.  Question 3 was loaded, reading "Please tell us why your issue was not resolved:"

My answer:
An asshole makes a page to troll and make fun of kindergarden-aged kids getting shot, and YOU DO NOT REMOVE IT, citing the First Amendment.
However, you then REMOVE MY STATUS MESSAGE ASKING people to report that page. 

I guess the First Amendment only covers hatemongers and not people who care about innocent victims.

Still with me?  Shocking. 

Anyway, unless I get some kind of satisfactory response from Facebook, I'm shutting down that account down on  Christmas morning.  Call, text or follow me on Twitter.

I urge you to do the same.

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