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Facebook Purges Pro-Gun Accounts

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 44Brent, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, the communists. It all makes perfect sense :rolleyes:
  2. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    I discuss guns on my Facebook all the time. Guns are present in many of my pictures, including my profle type pic and my big timeline pic. I have Likes on a lot of gun companies and manufacturers and Pro 2A organizations.

    And my account has never gone anyway or, as far as I can tell, been bothered in any way
  3. 303tom

    303tom member

    GUN & GAME still have there site up, at least they did a little bit ago.............
  4. Ms_Dragon

    Ms_Dragon Well-Known Member

    I deleted my FB account a few months ago and that pencil necked Mike Zuckerberg can go and eat my shorts.
  5. Is there a more reliable site than infowars.com discussing this?

    It's pretty hard to take anything from those crackpots seriously.
  6. phillipduran

    phillipduran Active Member

    You do have a right to free speech even on private property and where you are employed.

    Private property owners also enjoy the right to declare you a trespasser if you do not leave when requested and employers can fire you for not adhering to company policy.

    There is no suspension of free speech rights just revocation of private property use for any reason the owners choose.
  7. BemidjiDweller

    BemidjiDweller Well-Known Member

    Glad I "deactivated" my own account last week. Never going back.
  8. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    Which means, in the context of this thread, what the OP is suggesting is still 'okay' behavior
  9. hogshead

    hogshead Well-Known Member

    Much Ado about nothing?
  10. Lost Sheep

    Lost Sheep Well-Known Member

    It seems to me that they would pick the low-hanging fruit first (the ones that are safest to delete). To knock off a popular member, they would get a LOT of kickback. However, once the supporters have been suppressed (by nibbling around the edges) and the numbers have dwindled, watch out!

    In a phrase, "Divide and Conquer".

    or, to learn from history:
    (Martin Niemöller)

    First they came for the communists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

    Then they came for the socialists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists,
    and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

    Then they came for me,
    and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Lost Sheep

    p.s. Whether the reports of FaceBook's activites are true or not, this is an effective tactic which has been used by anti-gun activists in the past and will be in the future, I think.
  11. ball3006

    ball3006 Well-Known Member

    So far...

    my account is still open. I guess I better look again....chris3
  12. barnbwt

    barnbwt Well-Known Member

    Well, that's what happens when you become too dependant upon a single outlet for your message. THR could just as easily (though nonsensically) up and refuse to allow posting of gun-rights related topics, or even political discussion (;)) if they felt the need. The key is diversification; if you want to be heard, do so in as many ways as possible.

  13. Carter

    Carter Well-Known Member

    All of the gun pages I've liked are still there.
  14. 481

    481 Well-Known Member

    Finding this out makes me glad that I've never had anything to do with FB in the first place.
  15. sleepyone

    sleepyone Well-Known Member

    Never had a FB account. Never will. Must be THE biggest time waster ever foisted on the world and is sucking the life out of country. My wife has it only to monitor our daughters. I can't believe the drivel that people think everyone else wants to know.
  16. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    It is what you make of it.
  17. Onward Allusion

    Onward Allusion Well-Known Member

    LOL! Never had a FB page; never used FB; I have always told friends & family that there's a reason why former friends are in the past and there's no need for 'em to be "friends" on FB. I rather deal with people in the RL. Luddite? Um, heck no...I run IT Ops for a billion dollar corporation. Yeah, that's with a B. :cool:

    Word to the unwise...you sign up for FB, anything you say/post will be used against you sometime down the road. In this climate of anti-RKBA, I wouldn't be surprised if employers are scouring FB to reduce liability from their crop of current employees (hint, hint...refer back to 1st paragraph)...
  18. gunNoob

    gunNoob Well-Known Member

  19. Bob M.

    Bob M. Well-Known Member

    I've never had a FB account and never will for all the same reasons above. :)
  20. BCCL

    BCCL Well-Known Member

    Not one of the pro-2A pages I "like" has been taken down, I preach 2A stuff on FB almost daily and have never had a problem.

    I get that a lot of folks follow infowars, but is there any other more valid source for this?
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