So, today I got banned from posting anything to Facebook for 24 hours because of a meme I posted. Granted, it’s a very offensive, in your face meme and most if not all of the words on it are words I would never use with the exception of “gay” and perhaps “lesbo”.
Actually, this meme was posted both on my wall and in a comment on a post on a Facebook page that inspired my creating the meme in the first place. Having been banned has revealed a couple of things to me about Facebook’s process for this that I will be leaking in the future. You see, being banned has allowed me to test a few things, including how I was singled out in the process to get banned. BTW, the meme on my wall is still there, which reveals something interesting in how people end up getting banned. See my meme was both to make a statement and to poll or scan the banning process on the receiving end. I now know how it effects access tokens for apps, etc.
Update: About two hours after the meme in a comment was removed, the one on my wall was removed….lol. Interesting that it was after I mentioned it on here.
The point of my creating the meme and posting it was that Facebook is doing this to conservative Christian pages who post “gay marriage” when discussing religious and political views. They are not using these words to offend people or to incite hate. These are all words that I have heard as a kid, primarily on prime time television!
Facebook has been very notorious for inconsistent and off the wall interpretation of their own Terms of Service. I am pretty certain that there is nothing in their ToS about not being able to say something because it disagrees with one or more Facebook staff members own personal political views or the personal political views of one or more of Facebook users. If it does, then they should just shut their network completely down because everyone will get offended by something!
The bible actually ties into this because G-d goes completely out of His way to offend when there is a purpose behind it. One only needs to look at the Plagues of Egypt to see this. Each plague was a direct insult to one or more Egyptian false gods! Then in Ezekiel, when G-d had it appear as though Ezekiel was handling human poop in the temple. I can’t even begin to imagine how outrageously offensive that would have been to Jewish onlookers. Jesus offended so badly that He was crucified for what He had to say.
My point is that everyone on this planet needs to grow the crap up! Suck it up! Take a joke. I used Angry Kid in my meme for a reason. We have become a society where truth is not allowed to be spoken and Freedom of Speech is under siege.
Needless to say, my jihad against this trend is just getting started.