If you have conservative followers, you hear the chatter. Twitter suspends conservative tweeters; facebook suspends conservative accounts. Is it true? I can’t say that it is; however, my writings do tend to lean right, and Twitter did suspend my account until I made enough noise to get it back.
Of course, the company refused to tell me why I was suspended for 30 days so I still have no idea what I did to rock its virtual world.
When Facebook threatened to shut down a conservative page called Chicks on the Right, Fox News’ Todd Starnes jumped on the story today.
“The controversy started over a posting on the Chick’s Facebook fan page that referred readers to a website posting titled, ‘You Know What? Liberal Hypocrisy is Starting to Cause Me Actual Physical Pain.’
“‘Jay Carney can kiss my assular area’,” wrote Mockarena, who runs the website with Daisy, a medical writer and adjunct professor of communications.”
The Starns article went on to list other sites that apparently do not offend Facebook:
“F*** Mitt Romney
“Tea Party Can Kiss My A**”
“Rush Limbaugh is an Abject A******”
After Fox News jumped on the story, Facebook was quick to apologize.
“’We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience,” Facebook spokesman Fred Wolens told Fox News. “Unfortunately, the users were incorrectly warned by our User Operation’s Team and we have already removed all associated blocks from the accounts’.”
Now here’s the thing. If I decide to host a conservative social site for conservative postings, that’s my business. The same is true if I decide to host a site for liberal posts. What I can’t do is host an open forum, take advertising dollars, and then selectively choose to toss those who post views with which I do not agree.
Easy enough don’t you think, Facebook?