Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Facebook blocks me from joining and posting to groups for the 12th time since 1 December 2015



Facebook seems bent on being unevenly unfair or should we say fairly uneven in its behavior.

Don Collins, Washington, DC; contributing author to N4CM

This afternoon Facebook blocked me for the 12th time since 1 December 2015 from joining and posting to groups and without any stated reason. They have yet to respond to my appeal below, but they never responded to any of my previous eleven appeals so I'm not that surprised.

21 September 2016

Dear Facebook,

I wish to appeal your decision this afternoon to block me from joining and posting to groups until tomorrow afternoon and without any stated reason. Please note that I had only posted to a few atheist groups (no more than four or five) that I am well familiar with before you blocked me, and I only ever share articles that I have already posted to our Church and State website.

Yours faithfully,

Lola Heavey
Webmaster
Network for Church Monitoring

"Let me recommend an important web site - churchandstate.org.uk. Operating out of London this well-designed and exciting web site covers church-state, population, climate change and other issues. Check it out." - Edd Doerr, President, Americans for Religious Liberty

These are the twelve Facebook blocks we have experienced since 1 December 2015:

1st 1-4 December 2015
2nd 5-7 December 2015
3rd 6-9 January 2016
4th 12-15 January 2016
5th 20-22 January 2016
6th 13-16 February 2016
7th 23-26 March 2016
8th 20-23 May 2016
9th 25-30 May 2016
10th 1-3 July 2016
11th 7-8 September 2016
12th 21-22 September 2016

To the best of our knowledge, not even Shadow Communities Minister Lyn Brown received a reply from Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch last December.


Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch

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'Let me recommend an important web site churchandstate.org.uk. Operating out of London this well-designed and exciting web site covers church-state, population, climate change and other issues. Check it out.' - Edd Doerr, President, Americans for Religious Liberty