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Facebook Owes 700,000 Users Better Explanation on Decision to Take Boycott BP Fan Page Down

Society & Culture  (tags: activists, media, internet, ethics, oceans, pollution, consumers, business, marketing, cover-up, energy, environment )

- 3185 days ago -
The mysterious disappearance of the Boycott BP fan page from Facebook last night was, apparently, a mistake caused by Facebook's automated system, or so Facebook says today.


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Roseann d (178)
Friday July 2, 2010, 8:51 pm
Considering the gov't are aiding and abeiting BP by blocking journalists access to beach areas and oiled wildlife, as well those those who have become ill from the spill, why am I not surprised? Outraged, and disgusted, yes -- surprised, no

Mack David (100)
Friday July 2, 2010, 8:58 pm
It does not matter if it is not physically present....
they cannot............

Hugo Godinez (0)
Friday July 2, 2010, 9:08 pm
thanks for the article

Lydia S (155)
Saturday July 3, 2010, 12:45 am
Yes, they do, the truth will be harder to get though.

Eva L (93)
Saturday July 3, 2010, 3:03 pm
What is already a fan page? BP must bleed!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Saturday July 3, 2010, 3:27 pm
Removed by mistake, yeah right!

sue M (184)
Saturday July 3, 2010, 5:31 pm
This is why Obama wants to control the net so they can control us and our unities. Be very careful not to let that bill pass!

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 3, 2010, 11:32 pm
isn't it amazing? Facebook lists many objectionable groups (child abuse, white supremacy, domestic violence, animal torture, porn etc) You can report them till you're blue in the face, you will get no answer.
But protesting against BP is wrong?????
The internet in general needs a good cleanup, if you agree please sign
Thanks for your help

Carole Cherne (35)
Sunday July 4, 2010, 8:50 am
Interesting. I hope the truth will come out. I don't want to believe that BP controls the entire webosphere, although I'm sure they do everything they can to control everyone and everything within their grasp.

Locan Sleeping-Squirrel (209)
Sunday July 4, 2010, 9:57 am
No more or less so than so many other multinationals that bribe politicians for quid pro quo under the guise of "campaign contributions" and "access," Carole.

Thank you all for taking an interest in this, and while your at it, take a gander at the rest of PublicCitizen's website.

JustaHuman Here (53)
Sunday July 4, 2010, 10:58 am
When my hammer fell down it was a mistake of gravitation.....

Nightcat Mau (81)
Sunday July 4, 2010, 1:43 pm
Wow, of all the shaggy dog stories. It would be funny if it wasn't a violation of people's rights.

Sunday July 4, 2010, 3:51 pm

Jaette Carpenter (20)
Sunday July 4, 2010, 4:11 pm
Give us back our protest voice. or does BP own facebook also.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Sunday July 4, 2010, 7:19 pm
Noted, thanks.

Edith B (146)
Sunday July 4, 2010, 9:31 pm
I don't know why Facebook took down the page, it could be for nefarious reasons. However, I do know that boycott of BP does not actually hurt BP. It hurts local gas station owners who have nothing to do with BP but the name. Bp went out of the franchise business several years ago. The BP station may actually be getting their gasoline from a Marathon refinery. Boycotting BP actually hurts our neighbors, not the company BP.

Edward M (8)
Monday July 5, 2010, 2:23 am
Then boycott Facebook!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday July 5, 2010, 2:40 am
Thanks for post.

Pier Luca F (18)
Monday July 5, 2010, 3:22 am
I hope it's a mistake .... confidently we expect that the Facebook page come back!

April Thompson (2)
Monday July 5, 2010, 7:10 am

catherine s (3)
Monday July 5, 2010, 7:59 am
repost the page

Athena C (8)
Monday July 5, 2010, 8:45 am
I agree, repost the page. As this gets even uglier, there will be more censoring.

Mary T (178)
Monday July 5, 2010, 12:35 pm
We as a free country have a right to know what is going on in this country, I am tired of them trying to cover things up that's is going on, and we should be able to see and talk about these things, quit censoring us.

Edna may Kumler (0)
Monday July 5, 2010, 12:45 pm
Hi,,,Nothing surprises me anymore!!!

mr Crowley (23)
Monday July 5, 2010, 12:51 pm
boycott facebook. it's that simple.

. (0)
Monday July 5, 2010, 1:08 pm
hmmm, BP says its not responsible and facebook offers no not right!! FREE SPEECH and no media blackouts!!!

Laverne Wallace (59)
Monday July 5, 2010, 3:23 pm
If it was only a mistake then put it back on Facebook. If you keep it down it was not a mistake.

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Monday July 5, 2010, 4:09 pm
Yep I agree with Nancy R. It was 0 mistake!!! obama probably ordered it done!!! =(

Lois K (24)
Monday July 5, 2010, 6:33 pm
Well, what's stopping someone from starting another Boycott BP Facebook page? Can't be that hard, and I'm sure membership will soar to 700,000 within days. When one site gets shut down, someone else must take up the cause. But first, I think it's wise to wait awhile and see if the page comes back up. It's a long shot, but maybe someone else shut it down. Facebook and Twitter have both had problems with hackers in the past.

Rebecca Gaskin (3)
Monday July 5, 2010, 6:55 pm
They struck it down and we will rise up and bring it back stronger then ever before, they should have learned that by now, taking the page down won't stop THIS outcry, not this time.....

low beng kiat (128)
Monday July 5, 2010, 10:47 pm

SusanNoMailPls D (30)
Tuesday July 6, 2010, 4:40 am
Thanks for the write up Interesting!

Gary Heck (0)
Tuesday July 6, 2010, 7:56 am
Anyone who believes this was a mistake...I have a bridge to sell you. Facebook is in bed with the right wing and the more personal information you post about yourselves the more vulnerable you make yourselves to their influence. This should be a red flag to every free thinking American to get off of Facebook and boycott it completely.

Tom W (24)
Tuesday July 6, 2010, 11:14 am
Removed by command ???
NOW do you understand we don't have a democratic run government but a form of government which consists of rule by an elite group who rule in their own interests

Well known as a Oligarchy/Plutocracy form of government - (Disagree, then tell us why)

amber m (49)
Tuesday July 6, 2010, 4:23 pm

Deborah O (98)
Tuesday July 6, 2010, 10:25 pm
Our Constitutional rights have been steadily eroded since 9/11 gave those already so inclined the perfect excuse, our Supreme Court is useless when it comes to defending our freedoms but a great pal to big business and corrupt government and we cannot count on our leaders. If we want free speech, it's up to us to secure it.

Carla Sanchez (0)
Tuesday May 17, 2011, 5:33 pm
man i swear facebok just a piece of BS
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