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Facebook Bans Mother Over Photos of Disabled Son

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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:55 AM
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Are you kidding me? Facebook is bigger than GOD almighty himself now. No one can touch em'




posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 12:58 AM
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This may have been the work of a foreigner. Facebook outso... ahem, delegates censorship to less wealthy countries.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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Have to agree that is a pretty crappy move on the part of facebook. Others post pics of their children doing things all the time. Is it a violation just because the child has down syndrom? Is a parent not allowed to be proud of their disabled child now just because of their disability? It dosent make sense. Someone should organize a 3 day boycott of the site or something as protest.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 03:03 AM
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There has been a spate of disabled hate groups/pages where pictures of kids with down syndrome were defiled with "retard" jokes. One group called "Dont listen to the guy above me he has down syndrome" has over 3000 members. If you have a look at it you'll see how they use pics of people with down syndrome to hate yet they don't get banned.


It's a shame facebook staff can't use some common sense when telling the difference between hate speech and innocent pics. :shk:
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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 03:21 AM
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has anyone actually seen the picture in question?


As for suing facebook, screw them, just leave it
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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 04:28 AM
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Whhaaaaaat? My partners cousin has a Down Syndrome daughter and puts photos of her on her Facebook from time to time. It's nothing short of sweet to watch her grow up, despite what ever problems she has. Having said that, her account has gone dark, and she's deactivated it so I don't know what's going on there.

But I find this very weird. One of the largest social networks, capable of bringing people together, breaking down social stigmas and raising awareness, and this happens...



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 04:41 AM
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Here's the article with more details about it and the video showing different pictures.

www.ksee24.com...

It is just too strange



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 04:45 AM
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This is stupid i hope Facebook gets called out on this..Come on a Special Olympics post of there kids..that takes the cake! Then take her account for three days thats just nuts..I hope she gets this worked out..Facebook is in the wrong..peace,sugarcookie1



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 05:32 AM
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My friend had all of her phone's CALL HISTORY (since she had owned the phone - which was a couple to three years) show up one morning on her Facebook page for EVERYONE to see.

Tell me how something like that - can EVEN happen?!

That should show every one of us, exactly what FB is... it is absolutely a gov't monitoring program.
My dad worked for D o' D back in the mid 1970's. They were using EVERY available resource then to monitor everyone and build records databases... before computers had disk drives. That was the era of punch-cards and they had a huge building, just for storing these information packages.

Having all of your phone records appear on your FB page? That's not even possible without them going around some of the existing privacy laws that protect us from our phone records being handed over to police.

In order for AT&T or whoever, to release your phone records to law enforcement, they need to subpoena the phone company.. but FB has all of it right there in one place. I would bet quite a lot of us have our cell phone records linked up with our FB Profile in their personal database. She just happened to get permission to access her call history one day, (obviously by accident - human error) when someone hit the wrong button.

There are a lot of other weird things like this about FB but this post is long enough already.

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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 06:27 AM
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It's not as hard as you think. If anyone has a smart phone and syncs their contacts with their Facebook profile, it not only puts their profile pictures in your phone as a contact photo, it also syncs all your contacts with your Facebook profile, even numbers for people who do not have a profile, business numbers, everything. Data collection at its most simple and scary!

ETA: I've reported photos before, not over petty things like children having fun, but I came across a profile once with photos of a transgendered male wearing a maids outfit with his erection sitting over the top of the panties. Had the penis not been visible, I wouldn't have even considered reporting it, but the fact that the erect penis was the main focus, and the profile was totally open, it had to be done. Anyone had access to see it.
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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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Okay, Facebook just assumes that photos of a disabled individual participating in a sporting event for like types is insensitive.

Doesnt that put all the "hate" square on Facebook? Facebook, or more specifically an individual or group of individuals employed by Facebook, automatically sees a differently abled person and thinks that image or person exists solely for mockery.

By Facebook's own terms and conditions that employee should be fired.

There is a person who without any context whatsoever sees a child with an ailment and thinks it's a joke.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 06:48 AM
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Meanwhile.... The Twitter Idiots can issue a litany of ongoing death threats to a presumed innocent man and his family in Florida ( a man still awaiting trial and justice).

Shame on Facebook and double shame on Twitter. Even bigger though is a total shame on what social media is doing to our nation. Sadly, I have a facebook account and I use primarily to keep in touch with old friends so that we can share pictures of our children. I don't share my daily brain farts or political opinions. Just pictures and words of encouragement. I am getting ever closer to pulling the plug altogether on my FB account. The evolution of FB is disturbing.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 07:46 AM
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I don't know about everyone else, but I'm glad. There are too many photos and things floating around of all these sick children, and it seems it's more or less an attempt at attention by the parents. Yes, we understand your son has downsyndrome, and no you don't need ti remind me every few minutes,



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho
Even bigger though is a total shame on what social media is doing to our nation. Sadly, I have a facebook account and I use ...


Is that not just a LITTLE hypocritical?


As for the OP, this happened before. A gay equality page was set up after a gay couple were forcefully removed from a London pub (in the middle of Soho - renowned gay capital of London) for kissing.

The page used an image from a TV show of two men kissing to highlight the article. Facebook shut it down.

Apparently, the image of two men kissing is deemed by FB to be unacceptable. They even backed this up after it was raised with them.

Very soon after, hundreds of thousands of supporters uploaded that same picture, used it as their profile image, and FB had to back down and apologize. They then claimed that it was an oversight, and that the image and page should never have been removed in the first place.

The fact is, with so much happening on that network, there are always going to be people working behind the scenes and interpreting everything based on their own moral and religious beliefs. Sometimes things will get through.

People seem to imagine that FB is one guy sitting in an office somewhere clicking yes or no on images when they're reported. This is a massive corporation, there are plenty of corrupt little minds working behind the scenes. Some religious fanatic might have decided that the gay kiss pic was not acceptable, or that the pic of this kid was somehow wrong. But when you consider how many images are reported every single day, and these errors are pretty seldom, that's actually pretty good!

As said, FB is not a public service, if you don't like the way FB operates stop being a f*ing hypocrite and close down your account!



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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Yes!! That's why I said "sadly" and also why I mentioned that I'm close to pulling the plug on my account. I joined in the early years and thought it was a cool way to keep in touch. FB has evolved way beyond that.

Thanks!!

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posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 09:01 AM
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How odd. I have pictures of my daughter winning Special Olympics GOLD on my Facebook. (Don't tell!)


Cuhail



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by Bubaroo
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm glad. There are too many photos and things floating around of all these sick children, and it seems it's more or less an attempt at attention by the parents. Yes, we understand your son has downsyndrome, and no you don't need ti remind me every few minutes,


Like parents need any more attention over their disabled children. How is a proud parent putting up a picture of their disabled child doing something cool any different than other parents putting up the pictures of their gross offspring that they keep queefing out?



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 10:36 AM
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Facebook is doing her a favor. What a waste of time that site is. My opinion, of course.



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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lol shared this on facebook - seems to me that everyone thinks this lady is off her rocker. "it was probably a mistake" "she's over reacting, 3 days isn't a big deal" "definitely not newsworthy"

i feel like I'm the only person who thinks it's a big deal



posted on Apr, 25 2012 @ 11:09 AM
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Originally posted by natters
lol shared this on facebook - seems to me that everyone thinks this lady is off her rocker. "it was probably a mistake" "she's over reacting, 3 days isn't a big deal" "definitely not newsworthy"

i feel like I'm the only person who thinks it's a big deal


I've been getting the same sort of replies when I posted this to my feed as well. A lot are saying it's her fault, that she deserved it, and a bunch of other stuff.

SMH, I can't believe people would say such a thing about this.







 
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