Sunday, 22 February 2009

Facebook Strike Again


For no known reason, and without warning, Facebook have again deleted Emma Kwasnica's account, the day after the second MILC protest day. Emma is requesting that protesters write, phone or fax, Facebook headquarters directly:

Sheryl Sandberg
Chief Operating Officer
Facebook
156 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301-1605

Phone: 650-543-4800
Fax: 650-543-4801

Demanding that Facebook reactivate Emma's account AGAIN and cease this harassment of a breastfeeding mother. Emma has not had any photos deleted!

You could also mention to Facebook that breasts are for feeding kids, and neither the breasts, nor the kids, are obscene. You can also join this Facebook group. Rose Knits is a close friend of Emma, who is passing on Emma's messages to everyone - messages of support for Emma can be passed on via Rose.

The photo above is an official Facebook protest photo, by a group of Slovak mothers, and was taken by, and is copyright to, Jakob Klimo, 2009.

EDIT: 24th
Hi Emma,
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Facebook has limits in place to prevent behavior that other users may find annoying or abusive. These limits restrict the rate at which you can use certain features on the site. Unfortunately, we cannot provide you with the specific rates that have been deemed abusive.Your account was disabled because you exceeded Facebook's limits on multiple occasions when posting on discussion boards and sending messages, despite having been warned to slow down. However, after reviewing your situation, we have reactivated your account, and you should now be able to log in. Please be aware that if your account is disabled again, we will not be able to reactivate it. Once logged in, please slow down the rate at which you post on discussion boards and send messages. We appreciate your cooperation going forward.
Thanks for your understanding,
Madison
User Operations
Facebook
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Madison -
Know that I did not receive a single warning before you deleted my entire account. That is simply untrue.I would suggest you look deeper into WHY you feel the need to censor me. All I am doing is helping parents to make informed choices, for the sake of their CHILDREN. A simple look through my activity on your site would show this. Trust me when I tell you you have bigger fish to fry, in terms of keeping your site a safe and friendly environment for all users...Furthermore, I find it laughable that on a SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE, you are apparently unable to handle users making "too many posts to a discussion group", or sending "too many messages", within a certain time period.I expect more from you and your site, and do not appreciate being threatened with the fact that the "next time this happens" you will be unable to reinstate my account. Perhaps if you *had* given me adequate warnings that my behavior was abusive I would have changed that behavior, but since I received NO SUCH WARNING(S) before you simply deleted my entire account, you have absolutely no right to be threatening me in such a manner.
Please take some responsibility for your actions in this error, and be so kind as to leave me and my account well alone in the future (or at the very least, warn me if you find my use of your site so abusive so as to delete me).
Most unimpressed with this recent inconvenience,-
Emma Kwasnica
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So there you go folks, not only is posting breastfeeding photos on Facebook obscene, talking about breastfeeding a lot, is abusive.
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Why are we on there again...? Oh yes, because Mums connecting in cyberspace IS going to change the world. One network space at a time...
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EDIT: Nefarious update on strange viral shennanigans at the Hey Facebook site (and only the Hey Facebook site...) here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, these Facebook id-i-ots disabled my account just because I only have one legal name AND even though the dopes actually helped me set it up because of that (they don't allow one name)! Now, they are ignoring me and all my supporters. They are a bunch of stupid jerks to be blunt.