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By Steve Winter
Does not Facebook have a fiduciary duty to its members?
Political and religious censorship on a site like Facebook should be a concern to all regardless of political or religious leanings.
Facebook is lying when they claim that legitimate, on topic, comments are abusive just because they or a handful of members disagree with the viewpoint being expressed. At the same time that Facebook is engaging in censorship and harassment against me for posting my opinions they are KNOWINGLY allowing harassment and libel to be published about me often from anon accounts AND knowingly allowing malicious distorted altered copies of my copyrighted likeness to be published from an obviously fake account as well as allowing a group clearly labeled for the purpose of defaming and harassing me to exist. Also Facebook is knowingly allowing “get rich quick spam” and such like even though I have reported it.
It is becoming clear that nothing short of a lawsuit will clean up the mess at Facebook. They apparently have learned nothing from the lawsuits that they recently lost. I believe that the case could and SHOULD be made that Facebook has a fiduciary duty to its members who have built upon their foundation.
One of the ways that Facebook abuses their position is to falsely label valid content as “abusive”. The people running Facebook are corrupt and irresponsible.
Even if the Facebook religious and political censorship is an automated result of people falsely “reporting” views they disagree with as “abusive”, Facebook is still responsible for what they unleash upon their customers. Incompetence and laziness are no excuse for Facebook’s failure as a fiduciary to those who believed their advertising and built upon their foundation thereby making Facebook rich and powerful. If their system is allowing automated censorship of unpopular viewpoints by those who disagree that makes it even worse and shows gross negligence by Facebook!
Here is a link to a WinterBand Christian music video that has been recently deemed “abusive content” by Facebook.
There are discussions started at:
- Facebook Censorship = Censorbook (censorshipinamerica.wordpress.com)
- Facebook Maked Its Way To China Amid Political Censorship (censorshipinamerica.wordpress.com)