UPDATE: Facebook Allows Blatant Death Threat to POTUS
Check out this lunatic’s Facebook page and scroll down to his entries dated November 19, 2013. You will find the following blatant death threat to the President of the United States.
Facebook has been notified and (as of November 21) refuses to take action. This should come as no surprise considering their tolerance for blatant racism and anti-Semitism.
First, this is NOT partisan gripe. (I purposefully never voted for Obama.) This is a blatant death threat to a human being.
Secondly, “freedom of speech” does NOT give one immunity from the REPERCUSSIONS of speaking freely. Facebook is a free service. They owe you (as a user) nothing. They have the right to shut down anyone who engages in inappropriate dialogue in the same way they can shut down anyone who posts pornographic images. This stops no one from speaking freely. You may speak freely elsewhere.
Regardless, I could make my peace with Facebook taking a “freedom of speech” stance if they weren’t so wildly inconsistent with their application of it, as demonstrated by what follows.
Unapologetic Enablers of Racism, Anti-Semitism, and the Anti-Atheist Agenda
It is quite possible that Facebook has changed its policies regarding what follows in the few years since the most recent incident. But I don’t care. Fuck ‘em. It happened, they let it happen, and they did nothing to undo my suspension after it was brought to their attention.
First, tell me exactly who or what I’m impersonating? I am representing that I am exactly who I am, Godless Bastard. Care to see my website?
Using an alias within the isolated bounds of a frivolous social networking outlet is completely harmless. And while I can’t offer any reliable percentage off the top of my head, do your own random search and see for yourself how many of the profiles are clearly using a fake name. Add to that, virtually EVERY profile boasts some intentionally false information. People post all sorts of bogus profile data which Facebook couldn’t possibly verify even if the information were true! And it’s all information that Facebook really couldn’t care less about.
Logic Authored By Morons
Your cognitive dissonance has to be really thick to rationalize any meaningful difference between using a fake name and lying about your date of birth or the city in which you live or the college from which you graduated or the company which holds of held your employ – and Facebook clearly doesn’t give a flying fuck about any of the latter.
Facebook offers the disingenuous rationalization that false names differ because it makes their people search function appear broken. Attention Idiots: If we set or change our names to something plausibly real (e.g. Michael Smith), the net effect is the same. No one will find who they’re looking for, so save it. You have no argument.
The words “Godless” and “Bastard” are not allowed in the profile’s first or last name. The words are rejected the second you try to save the profile. And if you attempt to cheat their programmed validation efforts by using similar mnemonics (as I did by using “Godliss Basturd”), know that your account WILL eventually be suspended – and sooner than later. But hatemongering with words like “nigger” and equally repugnant images on fan pages go unchecked.
Moreover, Facebook’s ability to identify an alias is questionable at best. How can they come to the conclusion that “Godliss Basturd” is a fake name but “Damon Desilvio” isn’t? Guess what. They can’t. How do we know this? Check out this guy. He’s a fabrication. I conjured him out of thin air, his entire profile is a lie, and he has defied suspension for violation of TOU since April of 2011.
At any rate, I could make my peace with facebook’s TOU if they would apply it fairly and without such appalling disparity. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Facebook suspended my account because I used “Godliss Basturd” as my name. However, they allow the most repugnant display of RACISM and ANTI-SEMITISM to go unpunished.
A Facebook forum called Funny Inspirational Pictures That Are In Poor Taste features parodies of those insipid office posters that we all love so much. I’ll admit that many of these parodies are funny and harmless. However, many of them are profoundly racist and anti-Semitic.
What Will Get Your Facebook Account Suspended
Using a harmless alias because you want to maintain a modicum of privacy and don’t want to be stalked by anyone.
What Will NOT Get Your Facebook Account Suspended
Posting the most repugnant, revolting, and offensive RACIST and ANTI-SEMITIC images imaginable.
Take note that these specific images have since been removed, but other offensive images remain and the forum has yet to be shut down. I threatened to report one of the forum administrators (Wendy Dobbs) after which these and only these images disappeared. I can’t know for sure whether Wendy removed them out of fear of backlash or if Facebook authorities took action on their own accord. Regardless, the forum was allowed to remain. This is an unforgivable disgusting double-standard in consideration of the reason for the suspension of my account.
Look, I’m all for freedom of speech and have no problem with Facebook’s decision to allow the forum to remain, but again, only if they would maintain some consistency in their application of account/forum suspension.
Facebook’s Glaring Incompetence
Someone named Zeus Doggiedriving has a profile, and he (as of February 2013) has about 1000 friends. And how about this guy named Douche Bag? Why wasn’t his account suspended for violation of TOU? Choose your own nonsensical name search value and see what it yields.
Now dig down deep and ask yourself why “Godliss Basturd” was singled out. (Pssst. We all know why.)
Congratulations Facebook. You just demonstrated the complete and total FAILURE of your own ridiculous policy and the way in which you enforce it. You’re so good at what you do, aren’t you?
Please send an email to the incompetent douchebags at Facebook with a link to this page and let them know what you think of their illogical and dichotomous manner of policing profile and forum content. Tell them what you think of their unwillingness to suspend the accounts of flagrant racists and anti-Semites who post their filth and hatemongering on the pages of Facebook.