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Adiós Facebook. Hello Vida
Saturday, July 2, 2022 @ 9:46 AM

I've given up with Facebook.

This time, they jailed me for another month after putting a frivolous comment on a Spectrum Radio post about the new proposal to double-pack passengers on a flight.

I wrote: 'Why not knock them unconscious and stack them in the hold'.  Pathetic perhaps, but hardly revolutionary.

The Thought Police were quick on the uptake and gave me another month to cool my heels (I had just got out that day from an earlier and equally stupid sentence). 

Facebook - where one isn't even allowed the luxury of a kangaroo court. Where the power to close one down is evidently in the hands of faceless gnomes.

It raises the question - are they really watching us, or is there a filter that catches the key words like 'unconscious', or do people with a loose understanding of the word 'fair' routinely report their rivals (apparently one can)?

Facebook takes my money for promoting a site of mine called 'Business over Tapas', that I can't even visit.

Indeed, I'm currently barred from putting as much as a 'like' on a post, and friends don't know I've been removed from all activity because I can't tell them. For that matter, I am not permitted to send even a 'like', much less a heart emoji, to a birthday friend.

They've even gone to the length of freezing the feed - with nothing new for me to see since I was thrown into the slammer

So, to Hell with Facebook.

It's a pity because, having been in desktop-publishing most of my life, I enjoyed seeing and posting on Facebook. I no doubt spent far too much time looking at it on the cell-phone (the average time spent on social media by those who use it, says Statista, is over two hours a day).

Me and Donald Trump both! 

Did you see that? It says '...usually takes a few weeks...'!

Still, with all this free time I now have, I can do all sorts of other things to fill my day.

Dig a hole, maybe.

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wrightybfc said:
Saturday, July 9, 2022 @ 8:36 AM

they keep threatening to remove me because i keep asking them to guarentee i will recieve the goods from the adverts they keep allowing on my timeline . this was after ordering from 2 of the adverts and not recieving goods . i got money back from one but the other conned me by saying they would resend and i noticed after a while that the delivery date was actually after the cut off point for a refund ..they answer no questions on why they allow these charlatans to use facebook.

Goldilocks said:
Saturday, July 9, 2022 @ 10:30 AM

I loved this! Thank you Lenox. I gave up Facebook long ago when I realised they had become the Thought Police.

pjck said:
Saturday, July 9, 2022 @ 10:41 AM

Facebook should be treated harshly by governements and international institutions.
They try to control people, they get into people's private data under the pretext of protecting data... it is too much.

They even should not be allowed to force people to sign up under their real name, in my opinion. End of the day it is nothing more than internet forum.
And they want to be like a state.

HammyDave said:
Saturday, July 9, 2022 @ 11:54 AM

I got 30 days for suggesting violence against Unicaja's security dept...

We are going to see more of this, see the UK Online Safety act.

The government wants Facebook to remove more violent content, and that post will count as a "violent post removed" but no one every asks how many non-violent posts will be removed in error.

It was ever thus, some years ago a friend who worked at a UK council could not book trains on the councils preferred supplier "Virgin Trains" because the councils censoring system locked access, and a Amercian lady could not understand why her Yahoo group for fanciers of a certain breed of dog kept getting marked as an adult group. It was of course called "Great Dane Lovers"....

anthomo16 said:
Saturday, July 9, 2022 @ 1:49 PM

I,m 81 and always getting thrown out for some misdemeanour perseived by the unknown authorities on here. I have always asked "what for" but never get a reply. These faceless warriors appear to govern but who voted them in? Not us of that I am sure. Will probably get thrown out again for these remarks - Lennox enjoy your enforced holiday. But, do not stop writing I look forward to your posts.

roberto123 said:
Saturday, July 9, 2022 @ 5:15 PM

These sights are stupid as no one with any sense reads them

lenox said:
Sunday, July 24, 2022 @ 7:58 PM

Sunday! One More Day To Go (you'd think they'd give me time off for Good Behaviour!).

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