[Air-L] Asking help about Facebook censorship criteria

Seda Guerses sguerses at esat.kuleuven.be
Tue Jun 21 10:49:46 PDT 2011


in the uk the facebook pages of various anti-cuts groups were shut down before the royal wedding. I believe facebook claimed that they had violated the terms of use. however, one of the affected groups (the goldmiths students) made a freedom of information (FOI) requests to find out more. The response to the foi said: "These are questions relating to the operational policing of extremist organisations and as such the standard Neither Confirm Nor Deny approach applies. This means that the MPS will not confirm either way, whether communications with Facebook exist or whether requests regarding this matter were/were not made." So, it seems that facebook uses the tou infringement as a blanket excuse for a variety of take down practices.

you may find more information here:
response to foi:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/suspension_of_facebook_profiles#incoming-184201

statements and petition:
http://goldsmithsinoccupation.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/stop-the-facebookpurge/
https://network23.org/facebookpurge/










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