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Facebook Deletes Boycott BP Group, Which Had 800,000 Members

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As recently as 30 minutes ago, Facebook has removed the main "Boycott BP" from it's page. With it, it leave almost 800,000 fans hanging.

FACEBOOK HAS DELETED BOYCOTT BP, LEAVING ALMOST 800,000 FANS HANGING

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As recently as 30 minutes ago, Facebook has removed the main "Boycott BP" from it's page. With it, it leave almost 800,000 fans hanging.

This group was created with the intent of sending a clear and strong message to BP and to Washington that what has happened in the Gulf has to stop everywhere.

People from all over the world shared video clips, pictures, and frustration over what has been seen incredibly slow process to an ever growing economic and environmental disaster.

Boycott BP and it's creator, Lee Perkins, have been focused in several interviews recently, one of which was done with Diane Sawyer. To say he has made a large impact in a short amount of time is an understatement.

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Facebook Deletes Boycott BP Group, Which Had 800,000 Members
Authored by: Bill Not Bored on Tuesday, June 29 2010 @ 04:56 PM CDT

I am not at all surprised. Facebook is a police tool. It isn't a question of restoring the pages of such groups, but teaching such groups to do their organizing elsewhere, somewhere better (and safe from police suppression!).

You might say, "There's no place better than Facebook. There's no place other than Facebook" This is where that type of thinking gets you: deletion from Facebook's pages.

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Facebook Deletes Boycott BP Group, Which Had 800,000 Members
Authored by: space1980 on Tuesday, June 29 2010 @ 06:07 PM CDT

The decision to shut down the Boycott BP thing must have been approved by Washington. Big moves like that don't happen without the consent of the ruling class. Internet censorship is on the rise here. Fucking creepy.

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Facebook Deletes Boycott BP Group, Which Had 800,000 Members
Authored by: Admin on Wednesday, June 30 2010 @ 12:11 AM CDT

It's back up. Probably a case of server maintenance than a case of censorship.

Facebook is an excellent organizing tool, but it shouldn't be the only tool we use.

People who want alternatives should support those alternatives with volunteer time, donations and resources. Not Bored is one of those folks who has supported Infoshop.org this year.

Chuck

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Facebook Deletes Boycott BP Group, Which Had 800,000 Members
Authored by: Bill Not Bored on Wednesday, June 30 2010 @ 12:43 AM CDT

Yes, a new page has been created to replace the old one, apparently deleted due to "copyright infringement."

 

It is true, Chuck, that "Facebook is an excellent organizing tool," but it is also other things as well. I don't think that "it shouldn't be the only tool we use" goes far enough. Outright rejection seems more appropriate. Resistance needs to be organized in real, not virtual, space(s).

Thanks for noting that I'm "one of those folks who has supported Infoshop.org this year." I will be happy to contribute again. Let me know.

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Facebook Deletes Boycott BP Group, Which Had 800,000 Members
Authored by: Admin on Wednesday, June 30 2010 @ 03:55 AM CDT

It's up to folks to decide if they want to boycott Facebook. Certainly many of us older folks have lived full and interesting lives before social networking and mobile phone. I'll stick with Facebook because it enhances my personal life along with my politics.

Chuck

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