Opinion| Mark Sidney| I don’t know about you, but I am getting pretty sick of having to write these articles.
It seems like every week that Facebook is trying to either, unpublish/delete my Page, forbid me from posting on it, shadowban my posts, hit me with bogus ‘clickbait’ flags, even further hampering my reach …. I could go on, but I think you get the idea.
Like a schmuck, I took Zuckerberg at his word when he gave his big speech at Georgetown University. I watched his interview with Dana Perino, and I thought he came across as genuine in his remarks about his respect for freedom of expression, and is desire to restore liberty to Facebook.
As I see it, there are a few possible scenarios that could be taking place behind the scenes at Facebook. The first is the most obvious: I am a terrible judge of character, and when Zuckerberg was extolling the virtues of a free society and freedom of speech, he was doing what he has done every time he has spoken in the past (in my view): he lied through his teeth.
The second option, the one I tend to believe, even tho it is scarier and more destructive for America and the future of the Earth as a whole, is that Zuckerberg is a well meaning guy who merely has the illusion of power.
Personally, I think that it is Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, the person who is credited with developing Facebook’s ‘targeted advertising’ (Read: hyper spying & data collection) business model is the one calling the shots. Ms. Sandberg came up under the wing of Larry Summers at the world bank, and then later as Summers’ assistant when he was Bill Clinton’s Treasury Secretary. Sandberg went on to work at Google. Google, as you are well aware, is perhaps the largest threat to freedom around the globe.
This is all speculation, but I have a feeling that Sheryl is the point person on Facebook’s efforts to stomp out any support for Trump, conservative and/or constitutional ideas on Facebook. Sandberg’s emails with Hillary’s campaign director, John Podesta, were released by Wikileaks, and they showed Sandberg saying:
” … And I still want HRC to win badly. I am still here to help as I can. She came over and was magical with my kids”. (emphasis mine)”
Sandberg was also on a leaked list of Hillary’s potential cabinet members. Sheryl was apparently being floated, not just for the job of Treasury Secretary, but also as a possible choice for Commerce Secretary. Again, I do not know this to be fact, but if I would have to guess, I would guess that it’s Sandberg who is leading the all out assault on freedom of expression on Facebook.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, I’m sure you remember a few weeks ago when Facebook ‘unpublished’ my page “Donald Trump Is Our President,’ for ‘impersonating a public figure.” You can read all about that HERE.
David Harris Jr. posted a brief interview with me shortly after Facebook took down my Page:
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) October 12, 2019
Last night, out of the blue, I get a notification telling me that I can not post in, or join, groups which I do not own for a week. This was not the first time I got this restriction. What makes this particular excuse for censoring me interesting, is that I do not post in groups that I do not own. Furthermore, the restriction magicly was extended to restrict me from posting to my Pages (Which my company has paid Facebook over $270,000 to build, via Page Like Ads.)
So I go to the Support Inbox and see this:
Notice it says “You’re temporarily restricted from joining and posting to groups that you do not manage until November 8 at 6:57 PM” Well, the reality is that I am blocked from posting to my Pages and the 5-6 million fans I have on them.
The screen the ‘appeal’ button takes me to is the ‘Appeal A Page Block” Page. This page shows me that I have no applicable pages, or no blocked Pages:
I try to fill out a reply to appeal and explain what is happening and it just does not work:
So here I am, unable to use the assets I paid over a quarter million dollars to build, silenced, bankrupted, while Facebook grandstands about protecting ‘freedom of expression’ ( A total joke) and President Trump is still yet to do ANYTHING about the utter destruction of the first Amendment by the speech cartel.
I love President Trump, but what the hell is he doing on this one? 90% of the people like me who spread his message the first time around have been deleted from Facebook. We are talking hundreds of millions, if not billions of fans across all these pages, GONE. The handful of us who are left are being bankrupted.
We are the largest, most engaged with Trump Fan Page and we are in the red, despite record engagement and higher quality work product than we even have produced. So if we are on the verge of defeat, what do you think has happened to Pages without 3.3 million fans? WAKE UP Mr. Trump, all your supporters are being herded into ghettos and silenced!
As if that was not enough, the appeal option does not work. Oh, and then a few mins ago I got hit with more ‘clickbait’ violations. The example of the article Facebook took issue with? Well, the title was a quote from President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani:
So apparently quoting the interview the article is about it ‘clickbait’ … for me. Why do I have as feeling it would be ok for Fox News or CNN to use a headline like this?
I could go on and on, but I’ll stop here … for today.
I want to say, this could be a glitch, you never know. However, the fact that it happens to me over and over and over again suggests otherwise. Oh, I forgot to mention that my Hillary For Prison Page with 1,300,000 Fans was briefly unpublished a few days ago too.
For the record, I confirmed my identity with Facebook years ago. Again, this could just me a mistake. However, the pattern that is emerging suggests otherwise. Now that we are on the verge of going under, what other option do I have than to take legal action?
I will keep you abreast of any updates as this story develops. Please keep in mind that it is not just me that this is happening to, it is everyone who is not part of the big mega corporation globalist cartel.
President Trump, all we are asking for is for you to enforce the laws, and let us HELP YOU win in 2020!
UPDATE: Even when I tried to share this article, I got this back from Facebook:
Seems legit …