by CofCC.org Staff
An army of 800-1,000 low paid censors:
Facebook has an army of people in Morocco, Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, and other nations to censor content on the website. According to Gawker.com, these people are paid $1 an hour plus commission. Depending on how much they delete, they can earn up to $4 an hour.
Once one of these censors deletes a group or a user account, you have no recourse. You get no reason or warning. There is no one to complain to. There is no oversight. There is no way to know if it was Moroccans, Brazilians, Mexicans, or Filipinos who decided to delete your account.
For over a month now, the “Facebook Purge” has been a major topic of conservatives online. Facebook has been aggressively mass deleting accounts and banning conservative “Facebook groups” daily. Last month, Facebook began deleting CofCC Facebook groups.
It appears that Conservatives, Fundamentalist Christians, Right to Life, and public support for George Zimmerman are the targets of the Facebook purge. Many Christians feel under attack by the Facebook censors. Since their largest censorship center is in Morocco, a Muslim nation, it is no wonder.
Facebook has now gone even further. Two months ago, CofCC.org was getting 250-300 visitors from Facebook a day as a result of our facebook share buttons. When Facebook deleted our thriving CofCC Facebook groups, this actually caused web traffic from Facebook to increase. We started getting 600-1,000 visitors from Facebook a day. This is because the nearly 1,000 people who had been on our two-year old main CofCC Facebook group started retaliating by sharing more CofCC posts in their Facebook status updates.
Facebook then tagged our website as “potentially” a threat for viruses. Whenever a Facebook user clicks on a link to CofCC.org within the Facebook environment, a warning message comes up to discourage the user from continuing on to our website. We believe this constitutes as libel. Once again, there is no way to file a grievance with Facebook over this. This has killed 80% of the traffic this website was getting from Facebook.
We are asking all CofCC.org supporters to register an account with Reddit.com. This website is the premier online news sharing site. We believe that Reddit.com could generate enough traffic to replace the lost traffic from Facebook several fold. We already get about 300-400 visitors a day from Reddit and it is growing as more people join. Reddit.com is the 49th most popular website in the United States.
Using the AdBlock Plus browser add-on for Firefox, Google, Opera, or Safari will hurt Facebook, and Google/Youtube by blocking their ads. It will also make browsing the internet more enjoyable.
Whenever you mention Facebook online, write that they engage in censorship. The absolute worst tag that a major social media website can get is the censorship tag. The censorship tag has been responsible for dramatic popularity plummets of such major social media websites as myspace.com and digg.com.
Facebook is feeling the blowback. Today a leading Tech news website wrote about fears of “activist” censorship on Facebook.