Moritz on Tue, 10 May 2011 15:27:21 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Facebook censors 50 protest groups in the run up to the royal wedding

I still find the reactions to this here quite, ummm quiet. Of course
facebook has no obligations on being the mass communication medium we
want it to be, but when facebook itself show's that the efforts done by
people who trust in it as a mass-communication medium just get
completely deleted, there's a defenitine reason for revolt. Or at least
a reason to show that you're not agreeing with it.
This hasn't got to do only with facebook anymore, but with censorship
and supporting a medium that people *thought* would be as free as the
www. But see now it is rather blocking than helping people with the
efforts of communicating something fast that is more than a mcdonalds

I'd call for a facebook mass-suicide day, using "".
Will get into this the upcoming week. Will be interesting to see if the
announcement survives.
best greets,

On Sun, 2011-05-01 at 13:42 +0200, merijn oudenampsen wrote:

> Hey nettimers,
> In the run up to the wedding, facebook decided to delete 50 profiles
> of British anti cuts protest groups.
> Seems like they have been coordinating this with the police. Scary precedent.
> Join the protest against it... on facebook


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