Facebook banned me for 24 hours for arguing with a guy who was spreading misinformation on COVID. I got banned, he didn’t, and his comments are still up. Here’s how it happened.
1. I made the comment
2. Facebook IMMEDIATELY dinged me and said they hid it
3. Okay, I’ll rephrase. Write better comment. Click.
4. You’re banned
It was literal seconds. They “don’t have time” to review my comment to see if they were right to ban me, which means they “didn’t have time” to read my offending comment either. A computer, not a person, decided to tell me to fuck off.
I am this close to leaving. I know Facebook doesn’t care, and none of you do, because I’ve mentioned other options over and over for years but no one who knows me actually tries them. So maybe we’ll stay in touch if I go, but I rather doubt it.
Here’s my account at MeWe. The fun part is that I have a fan account at Instagram with about 450 pairs of eyeballs on it and I imagine I’ll be able to replace the Facebook fan page in fairly short order. It’ll only cost me to set up the page at MeWe, it won’t cost anyone else to follow it. My main reason for being reluctant to leave Facebook was that people I know in real life are there. The fan page is my other reason. The rest of it, I can just scuttle and I won’t feel bad at all.
So, I mean, c’mon over there if you want. I don’t think that MeWe “doesn’t have rules,” but one of the advantages of its current state of existence is there won’t be very many COVIDiots there either. Or Facebook defending them.
I’m pretty sure the last time they took umbrage at one of my comments I was also arguing with a COVIDiot, which means this is becoming a pattern and all of Facebook’s nonsense about preventing the spread of misinformation only applies when they find it convenient. No wonder the pandemic is still raging.
Way to go, fuckfaces. Standing ovation.