To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com . June 16, 2021 . Subject: Request for appeal of deactivated account . To Whom It May Concern, . A couple of weeks ago, my account was disabled following an intrusion into a page that I manage. I am not sure how this individual gained access to the page, but I suspect … Read more
Earlier this week, I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. Their promise was that they would review my complaint, and reach out to the company that I have an issue with, Facebook. Today, I received a response back: . Thank you for contacting the Better Business Bureau. This message is in regard to … Read more
This weekend, I signed a petition on Change.org which asks Facebook to revise their moderation procedures. The petition can be found here. I’ll also add it to the resources page, and the sidebar.
Today, I wanted to share a different perspective on Facebook. It started out as something fun, but now it is a necessity, much like a utility. But, we would never expect our electricity company to turn off our power abruptly and without explanation if they disapproved of how we talked in our home, or how we dressed. Social media is different, of course, but no less of a detriment if we lose our access.
In today’s post, I explored the idea that Facebook should be considered a utility. And, if we can’t change how the social network handles moderation, then all we can do is change our own behavior by taking a few extra steps each year to backup our data.
As I’ve shared that my account was disabled by Facebook, I’ve heard three different kinds of reactions. The first was some sympathy, but not a lot of hope. Something along the lines of, “Well, that’s too bad, but good luck getting it back.” It’s as if I lost my wedding ring at a restaurant, and … Read more