I’ve been jailed on a bogus charge!
Facebook jail that is.
Everything was fine, I was posting, liking, commenting, etc – and then – out of the blue – I tried to like a post by a friend and I get a message from facebook telling me that I am forbidden from posting or commenting for 3 days because something I posted violated the community standards.
Said post being this picture…
There was no trial. I was not granted the right to defend myself, nor was I granted access to counsel.
A bit ironic, don’t you think?
I was jailed as though I were an enemy of the state for implying that America was turning into a police state.
Since the offending picture was posted months ago – I can only assume that some cry baby complained about it to the powers that be which is apparently all the evidence needed for a conviction here on the interweb…
Be that as it may – I need your help.
As you know I am in the middle of a fund-raising campaign to finance a trailer video for my book Unfinished Business. Facebook was a one of my biggest outlets for promoting said campaign. Now I am dead in the water.
I know it’s asking a lot, but believe me – I would do it for you…can you please share the link to this blog post on facebook? Tag me if you like – or not – if you don’t want to risk connecting yourself to a known radical. Reblog if it’s not too much.
I can’t afford to lose 3 days of campaigning!!
Don’t let my campaign die on the vine because somebody made a unilateral decision months after the fact to punish me for a post whose biggest offense was having a picture of a nazi.
The thought police are telling us what is good for us and what is unacceptable…I think we’re all big enough kids to make that decision for ourselves.
As always – thank you for reading
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Curious if an algorithm stuffed with keywords for searching out hate-campaigns just picked up on the name of the one who was quoted….. Which is interesting, because I’ve posted comments from him, when reminding folks that panic, fear and divisive rhetoric is all that is needed to get ‘patriotic support’ of war plans – in the past – :). Sigh – I’m not oober active on Facebook, but will put this on the list to share when next I log in (right now, without client needs for me to, is tomorrow – 😀 )
Whether an algorithm or a complaint – it’s really foolish for that picture to warrant jail time. Thank you for helping!