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Facebook Blocks Anti-Stimulus Pack Petition

Friday, February 20, 2009 by: Richard Saunders
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(NaturalNews) The immensely popular Facebook.com has banned NoStimulus.com, a site that offers an anti-stimulus pack petition. The website allows citizens to let their protests be heard by sending their outcries to their respective representatives, and it ran an ad to let Facebook users know about it. Facebook let it run initially, but it wasn`t until the advertisement started bringing many Facebook users to its site that Facebook suddenly disapproved them for violating advertising terms.

The terms Facebook accused them of violating were those pertaining to profane, offensive content. (You can check out the site for yourself and see if you agree: http://nostimulus.com). Facebook later claimed, however, that it pulled the ad because of "user complaints," neglecting to mention the violation of these terms whatsoever.

It makes you wonder why they haven`t pulled all the "vote Obama" ads off. Many people have been complaining about these ever since the presidential race got started.

But the fact is that the user complaints weren`t even about this particular ad. The complaints were being made about the ads that are using the stimulus pack headline to create a misleading commercial offer. These misleading ads offer a "stimulus check" to get people to sign up for commercial offers. Facebook has used this to excuse the fact that they banned NoStimulus.com as their spokeswoman responded by saying, "In this case, users informed us about misleading offers in many ads with promotions related to the U.S. economic stimulus package, we are in the process of removing ads with these types of misleading offers."

The problem with that excuse is that NoStimulus.com makes no such offers. In fact, they are a completely non-profit organization which simply offers people a place to protest the stimulus pack and sign the petition. And what`s shockingly worse about that excuse is the fact that the for-profit, "stimulus bill" ads like those of http://www.GrantWritingExpress.com and https://www.GrantConnectOffer.com are still running ads on Facebook! Facebook even admitted their fault, but not until after it was too late for the site to make its impact on congressmen.

What`s ironic is that Facebook pretends to be a place that promotes diversity and shuns intolerance. Apparently they embrace diversity and tolerance only when it doesn`t conflict with the accepted line of thought and politics.

But honestly, Facebook isn`t any different than the rest of the major mass media. The cause for Facebook`s censorship probably has something to do with their major sponsors being the ones who are getting the bill passed right now. In fact, one of the founders of Facebook actually resigned to work on Obama`s campaign.

It seems as if it`s become another propaganda tool to manipulate young college students.

Sources:

Mora, Edwin . "Facebook Removes Conservative Group`s Anti-Stimulus Petition". CNS News. Feb. 17, 2009 <http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/articl....

Phillips , Tim. "Live on MSNBC: AFP / NoStimulus Press Conference". AFP. Feb. 17, 2009 <http://americansforprosperity.org/021309-liv....

"Events". NoStimulus.com. Feb. 17, 2009 <http://nostimulus.com/?q=events>.

"Facebook | Americans for Prosperity". Facebook. Feb. 17, 2009 <http://www.facebook.com/s.php?q=americans+fo....

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