Saturday, June 15, 2013

The policing of Facebook Community standards is pathetic

My account was banned after a friend of a friend started being aggressive in a comment thread
after I posted a story about abortion in the comments...

This man implied the well respected author was biased and a party hack, I asked him explain the slur on this women. subsequently, he then posted a Young Turks video link from my twitter feed and accused me of being a misogynist.

Naturally, like most right wing trolls, he avoided answering and tried to change the topic to abusing me.

He then started to repeatedly accuse me of sending private messages, including a gay slur, which I hadn't. Subsequently, he deleted all his comments.

 I was blocked for saying, "Stewart, Why did you delete all your comments? Fair Enough I did say stand up or retract... lulz"

This is classic (right wing) troll behavior, the Facebook "police" could of checked and seen I have never sent him any messages, he was outright lying. It wasn't his post he was commenting on and the original poster privately expressed his disappointment this man's behavior and approach.

One would assume that Facebook can see deleted comments for the context, (I have them all via email notifications) I wasn't being violent or harassing, I was simply asking him to explain his attack on the reputation of a high profile, respected Australian Woman. 

Did the Facebook reviewer really think I was threatening violence? It is clear from my whole Facebook history that I am a non violent individual...

Call me crazy, but maybe, just maybe, the Facebook police could spend more time policing online hate and rape memes rather than those standing up for women online?


Anonymous said...

Trolling is not a left right issue, nor do trollers follow a "standard".

Only the truely partisan blinded speak in such issues, leading me to believe you are a left wing troll, since you call you for, a right wing troll, not once, but twice, thus basing your argument on partisanship.

Opinions on abortion cross the political spectrum. People who may left on issue a and right on issue b are always pigeon-holed by the partisan camps, thus your "discussion" on abortion turned nasty, as they almost always do.

You are as complicit in this behavior as your "opponent"

Anonymous said...

Interesting - you were actually reported to facebook by the person and facebook subsequently banned your comment?

so you got dobbed in?

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you're telling us the whole story? Based solely upon your rhetoric, obvious biases, and content of your Twitter feed, I'll guess that we're not getting a true picture of the events, as they happened.

Besides, getting banned from FB is likely one of the best things that will ever happen to you in your lifetime.

Zac Spitzer said...

@anon1 I would disagree on the trolling approach, right leaning folks tend to dodge and swerve when cornered by logic, just look at #auspol on twitter, the left tend to doggardly stick to subject.

@anon2 yep, I got dobbed in

@anon3 It's fair to say that, you can't see the whole exchange, but alas I'm not going to re-publish private comments from Facebook.

Stewart, subsequently deleted all of his second round of comments a second time, that's usually a good indication of either having something to hide or simply being embarrassed?

All my comments in the thread are still there (some what orphaned tho), except the extremely obnoxious comment mentioned above which was removed.

I put my opinions out front and centre for all to see, this man was calling the PM Juliar and other juvenile rubbish, only then to deny being a Liberal supporter!

Personally, I think there might of been an edict gone out, as Grace Collier also attempted to deny being a Liberal supporter after accusing our PM of showing too much cleavage on the weekend.