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About The Facebook Bans In 2019 - Entrapment?

A Seven Days In Post About Being Banned From Facebook For Posting "Filth"

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished about a year ago Updated about a month ago 3 min read
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Introduction

I seldom post in the Vocal Filth community but I suppose because this about me being banned from Facebook four years back then it should go there. There is nothing in this post that should offend anyone and even if you do click through to the items which I was banned for I hope your response st "What is wrong with that?" rather than seeing me as an absolutely nasty individual.

The Seven Days In Post

I was banned three times from Facebook in 2019. There seems to be a sliding scale, the first one was a day, the second was three days and the third seven days with Messenger shut down as well.

As I've said being on Social Media is like being in a club, and you need to abide by their rules and the rules need to be consistent and need to address any potential transgression properly, I don't believe Facebook do, and their bans are almost arbitrary, I have reported racist, misogynist and xenophobicc posts to no avail (but they get clicks don't they), although Facebook has started to ban some extreme right-wing groups and pages.

So here's what happened to me (so far):

I was watching the Peter Greenaway film "Drowning By Numbers" which is a rather excellent art film and three women who murder their partners, and it does contain sex and nudity, but it is both funny and well presented. See if you can spot why I was banned. My problem with this is that it was IMDB that posted the image (below), which again is hardly explicit. The IMDB page is here.

I then shared a picture of a Helmut Newton image on the wall of No 28, I am OK with this as I thought the lighting on the image obscured the nudity. Facebook decided it didn't. The image is still on my Instagram feed here and is somewhere in my Facebook photographs without the light obscuration (is that a word)

The final one, which is virtual entrapment was caused by me sharing an image/link that appeared in my Facebook feed. I thought it was amusing so shared it and was immediately hit with a seven-day ban from Facebook and Messenger. Because it was instant it seemed that Facebook had decided to share it with me knowing I would probably share with others, so in my opinion, I was set up. I have no way of complaining or arguing my case because everything, apart from seeing feeds is now banned for me. When I am let back on it won't be worth pursuing this, but I am now worried that anything I share could result in a ban. I shared this post on Saturday and that may result in a month or permanent ban. The link is below. described by "Well, People Are Painting Glittery Easter Eggs Onto Their Butts Now"

The thing is my only contact on Facebook is via Messenger or a Facebook Post, so if people were contacting me I could not reply. So basically this is just a "Beware What You Share" PSA, just because it's in your feed doesn't mean Facebook won't ban you for it. The original post I shared is still on Facebook, so obviously there's a lack of consistency as well.

I just wanted to document this the let people know what happened. I've included "Number 2" from the "Drowning By Numbers" film soundtrack by Michael Nyman a long-time collaborator of Peter Greenaway.

Conclusion

I have not been banned by Facebook since then, though I receive the odd warning but am never told what for, very Kafkaesque.

This has been a Public Service Announcement and I hope I have not offended anybody

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Comments (6)

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a year ago

    Thing is, although what you shared did have element of nudity but it wasn't blatant, there are people who share worse stuff and they get away with it. Same goes for justice system. A killer gets 3 years but a drug dealer gets executed. So ridiculous! I got banned once for posting a Jeffrey Dahmer meme in a true crime page. I just don't understand Facebook!

  • L.C. Schäferabout a year ago

    I've been banned for some truly ludicrous things. Some examples: in a dog group someone asked how to make their puppy sleep all night in the crate. My reply "Bring her into your bed you monster 😂". Another: I said "I would kill or die for ____" (hyperbole). So frustrating 😣

  • I don't find any of the images offensive, but I know others who would. That the original post which you had reposted is still up I find astounding.

  • Lana V Lynxabout a year ago

    I didn’t know Facebook bans for nudity. It really shouldn’t as it is a community of adults (supposedly) and nudity is both the form of art and expression of free speech. Oh well, I guess a corporation can make its own rules. I’m often banned for political speech, especially after Russia invaded Ukraine.

  • In a world of freedom of speech this is hardly a sin. I have seen outright porn on Facebook and women posting nude profile pics (not art nude but soliciting), not to mention dick pics from men which is all offensive to me. Many countries post horrific crime photos too. The sad thing is, it's usually someone on your own page that reported it or someone they shared it with, otherwise FB would never notice it. It is very strange how they decide what is against their rules and what isn't though. Good you posted this!

  • Mariann Carrollabout a year ago

    A lot of people was ban on Facebook in 2019, that’s when Facebook ceo was called to congress and face accusation of Facebook of allowing to many unregulated posting ,

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