I am about to tell you folx about the most RIDICULOUS story of Facebook censorship you have ever heard of.
I joined Facebook years ago. All was well until 2011 when there was an uptick in hate groups that brought hate to millions. The first was a racist anti-Obama group, the second was the group "Make Drug Testing Mandatory for Welfare" which was also full of memes, racism, and...illogic I guess?? (The word is pronounced MEEM not MEMAY!!)
I'm not an activist type I guess?? I'm very liberal but not "marching in the streets" liberal?? I went to the Women's March and Anti-Trump March...not much else. I DID lose out on work/certifications BEFORE this happened because of my politics (gee thanks Governor Ernie) and had a lot of shit thrown my way BEFORE that even. I'm used to it. The "Make Drug Testing" group was another animal.
I have minor experience in retail. I still knew A LOT of people who worked retail (I bought snacks/candy and food in bulk). Because I worked in retail, I know what you can buy with EBT/food stamps and what you cannot buy. You can buy PRE-PACKAGED food ONLY. You CANNOT buy chewing gum with foodstamps. The "Make Drug Testing" group LIED when they said you could buy chewing gum!! I called them on the royal carpet about their hoax.
Ann (me): "Do you even know what gum is??"
You CANNOT buy non-food merchandise with foodstamps. No toilet paper, paper towels, no foil. NO hot foods. When the group said you could buy hot fried chicken with a EBT card, they LIED.
I posted my feelings and beliefs, and right away I got a PM from an older lady in Missouri threatening me with physical harm. I also got a PM message threatening me because I have a last name that's..."ethnic??" A man-child (who is local to me) saw my city in my profile and started attacking my city in a set of public postings. He said everyone who "liked" my posts was a "sock-puppet" or alias. I took down my profile picture and replaced it with April Tuna, and they attacked April Tuna.
That was my last post...before Facebook yanked my account.
In NO WAY did I violate Facebook Terms of Service. THEY did. I DID NOT. Facebook STRICTLY PROHIBITS hate groups and hate speech. THEY did not follow the rules but THEY were NOT kicked off Facebook!!
To Be Continued...