facebook spam disability project

Updates:

Important info regarding the animal rescue page suspensions.

creative solution?

post animals that need help here, without getting suspended, https://www.facebook.com/groups/194550167276394/

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205722829486259

Facebooks spam filtering system is affecting the everyday user. Bans for adding too many friends. Bans for sharing info with like minded individuals. Political speech is being hindered. Animal rescue groups are unable to share information to provide pets with homes. Military groups are unable to share information. Christian and other religious groups are unable to use Facebook to worship…

as I’ve said all along IT AIN’T THAT FACEBOOK IS TARGETING ANIMAL GROUPS …

http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/25/facebooks-ban-bot-leaves-some-developers-baffled-and-angry

It says in this article that developers can get reversed but it does NOT say where/how… have to investigate this… and get back with you.

Someone, who has a friend that works at Facebook, just posted the following information about the situation with the account suspensions: Apparently, Facebook has a team working to try to fix this problem. She said that people who have had their pages suspended should send an e-mail to: coop@fb.com and your suspension will be put on a “priority list.” She also asks that this info be shared with other animal advocacy groups.

perhaps this explains why both Yahoo and Facebook were acting wonky… they are doing an experiment this week…

http://www.montereyherald.com/business/ci_18685746?source=rss

If you have been disabled on facebook due to “spam and irrelevant” postings for 15 days, I suggest that you write to legal@facebook.com.   Here is what I wrote to them: (I also called and wrote to Facebook at info@facebook.com and press@facebook.com)…  you can also tweet facebook, @facebook and tell them to stop keeping us from saving animals lives NOW, send them a link to this blog post and/or Bob Etier article or the examiner article, pls share this with your fb friends/twitter friends, etc  thanks !!!

I am writing because numerous animal rescue / animal lovers and groups such as myself have been accused erroneously by facebook for posting spam and “irrelevant” content and disabled for 15 days…
we have been posting and cross posting about animals that need rescuing from shelters and owners… trying to find new homes for these animals.  This Is NOT SPAM NOR IRRELEVANT !!!!   These postings have helped unite pets with owners and obtained NEW homes for pets and SAVED ANIMALS LIVES !!!
 
l. I am NOT posting spam
2. certainly NOT posting irrelevant content
 
Yesterday, I asked folks to please educate the media about pit bulls due to another story where a dog was shot because a pregnant woman fell off of a ladder and her innocent dog was blamed for her death. I wanted to let everyone know about a new media project. And so I posted to numerous animal groups sites and because of that I got disabled.
 
therefore, please re-evaluate what you are doing because INNOCENT LIVES ARE BEING LOST due to your spam policies. There must be some way for you to figure out the difference between garbage and legitimate postings.
 
Thank you.
 

someone created a Facebook page about not suspending our animal rescue accounts…   do not know that Mark Zuckerberg and his team are reading this page but hopefully people are being professional and factual.  Name calling and threats are counter productive. Also taking this personally. I do not think the facebook spam policy is personal against animal groups. And did I find it insulting, yes. And it is not going to help for me to fly off the handle and attack every time I perceive I am being attacked.  How well do  you hear someone when they are cursing you, calling you names, and threatening you????  Save your outrage for the matters that count, the animal abusers, the unjust legal system, etc. I could be wrong but please GROW UP and speak courteously. Bees, honey or vinegar.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dont-suspend-our-Animal-Rescue-Accounts/179439272126295

Patrick and Furriends Need YOU !!!

List of Banned Groups  (also now a Facebook page) here is what it says:

Here is what I found so far.  If you know of others please add to the comments.   PLEASE PLEASE If you get a free minute go to their pages and post animals in need when you have time.  Please everyone do not mass post any one link at one time as this seems to be an issue.  But if the almost 3000 of us goes to each page and posts we can still get the word out to those in need.  Thanks  ks

Animal Army Network

Pit bulls in Need of loving Homes

Leave No Paws Behind

I am one standing Strong Against Aniamal Abuse

We areTheir Voice

No Kill Nation

Rescue Cocoa

Nugget the Golden Pitty

Noodle the Disabled Dachshund

Animal Stuff

No Paws Left Behind

Pet Pardons

Help Save Zen

PLEASE ADD THE OTHERS AS YOU KNOW OF THEM

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36 responses to “facebook spam disability project

  1. Wow! That’s a shame! With all the trashy facebook pages there are and pages about dog fighting and such, and they attack someone who is a rescuer? Not fair in my book, thus that’s why facebook is stupid

    • I do not think that Facebook is attacking anyone nor stupid, they are a big corporation trying to keep a lot of people happy, which NO ONE can do. it may be a glitch, or people complaining about all of the animal postings. Or just because the sky is blue. thanks.

      • I like your take on this, CeliaSue. It’s a REAL PAIN, and there is definitely something gone awry, but I honestly don’t think FB is purposely targeting animal advocacy – they keep updating their systems and possibly something along the way messed up and so here we are! However, I am trying desperately to get CNN interested enough to look into it. Big names speak big volumes 🙂 Last I looked we are #3 most viewed in 24 hours, #1 Most shared, #5 most commented… Never hurt to get this ‘out there’. Love your blog ❤

      • whatever floats your boat… it makes sense to me that the yahoo/facebook experiment somehow went awry, good luck with CNN

      • ban bot affecting everyone on facebook… more to come when I find out what to do….

  2. It isn’t just GROUPS – WE a whole bunch of individuals that cross post to save animals CANNOT post – Please help if you can. It seems to ONLY BE A PROBLEM on Animal Rescue pages –

    • I am one of those individuals that cross post and try to help dogs and cats get rescued! It started Saturday night. I am more than pissed!

      • Maxine Smith

        I have a personal page and as of today have lost my posting privies..If we are only posting on the pages that we like, how is this spam, they or someone else has to mark it as spam..I didn’t massive post either..one or two selected sites and then on to another post to a couple of different sites..i sent my e-mail in, but I really think there is more to this story. Max

      • yes, there is more to this story, Maxine, facebook has decided to target you, why???? because you are such a threat to Mark Zuckerberg…

        give me a break conspiracy people, get OVER yourselves for the sake of the animals.

        suspension of posting of Animal Advocacy groups/pages on FB:

        Important info regarding the animal rescue page suspensions.** Someone, who has a friend that works at Facebook, posted the following information about the situation with the account suspensions: Apparently, Facebook has a team working to try to fix this problem. She said that people who have had their pages suspended should send an e-mail to: coop@fb.com and your suspension will be put on a “priority list.” She also asks that this info be shared with other animal advocacy groups.

        Please share.

  3. Marta

    I doubt it is even complaints – it’s likely an automated process. A user posts to a lot of different pages – bang, the systems assumes spam and the account is disabled. No human interaction required.

  4. Please post your crosspostings about NYC dogs who are soon to die in NYC shelters to Stop the Slaughter at NYC ACC: https://www.facebook.com/StopTheSlaughterAtNYCACC

  5. Rene Rescues,
    Swift Justice,
    Sasha Cherishes Animals
    All on 15 day restricted access … more sure to follow

  6. I would leave a comment on the FB page but I’ve been BANNED for 2 WEEKS because I posted a petition asking Google to drop its dog fighting game from Android Market. They shouldn’t assume something is spam unless someone reports it.

  7. jan

    We also got banned as well as many of our face book friends (Dogs in Brazil) I did get upset when they said my posts were irrelevant. I am going to write and complain.

  8. Dogs in Brazil is another that has been banned for 15 days.

  9. Normal people are being flagged as spam as well for posting to CLOSED LIKE pages. See the discussions here:http://www.facebook.com/board.php?uid=20531316728

  10. nicole adams

    The count is up over 60 animal rescue pages. We are all getting shut down. This is not a coincidence. Leave No Paws Behind, Chase – A Rescue Dog Success Story, Trowa’s Bark, Every Dog Deserves Better, Noodle- The Disabled Dashcund- there are too many to list.

    • thanks, well, I still say that I do not think that we all got shut down because someone is out to get us… I think Facebook has glitches and this is definitely a BIG ONE… Facebook has gotten GOOD PR out of the happy ending pet stories so I don’t think they have an agenda here. Again, I could always be wrong…

      • nicole adams

        I’d like to think it’s a major glitch- and even if it is, we still need to raise a stink so FB can change their programming. Lives are at stake. However- just last night I sent (nice, polite, effective) feedback to FB about all the banning and then I log on today and wham, my page is banned. Too coincidental for me.

      • paranoia to the left of me, paranoia to the right of me, come on, folks, LIVES ARE AT STAKE !!!! perhaps we need to call the media about this, onward and upward !!!!

      • Important info regarding the animal rescue page suspensions.** Someone, who has a friend that works at Facebook, just posted the following information about the situation with the account suspensions: Apparently, Facebook has a team working to try to fix this problem. She said that people who have had their pages suspended should send an e-mail to: coop@fb.com and your suspension will be put on a “priority list.” She also asks that this info be shared with other animal advocacy groups.

    • It’s because YOU POST LINKS TO DIFFERENT PAGES. That ‘s the coincidence. It’s NOT a conspiracy! Follow the discussions about this on TWITTER, FACEBOOK FORUMS AND FACEBOOK DISCUSSION LIST.

      Businesses are getting banned, photographers, musicians, human rights groups, political groups, are you seeing the trend. ANY PERSON WHO POSTS MULTIPLE LINKS TO A LINK PAGE in a short period of time.

      • I did not do that, I posted my one link to my one blog post, to a number of Patrick movement pages, not a link page (what is a link page????)

      • nicole adams

        No- I don’t post on others’ pages (mainly due to my sloooow computer)- just my own. And it’s my own page so I should be able to post how much I want.. if people don’t like it, well, they can ‘unlike’ it.

      • I meant LIKE page. This whole thing started because of posting links. I as a NORMAL PERSON was banned right after I posted a link to a 70s page! Others were posting links for their businesses (photographers), musicians were posting their upcomng gigs, Religious groups were posting upcoming events — all were banned for 15 days! This was covered on the LIKE PAGE FORUMS: http://www.facebook.com/help/community/?id=909 Look for the topics “banned” or “disabled”. They are all on the front page with tons of comments from regular users.

        This is not a conspiracy — tons of people are BEING BANNED for just posting a link to a page. Nothing more. Not targeting “Dog groups” or “political agenda.” Facebook rolled out a new anti-spam program last week with the Zynga games and then this happened. Something in their programming is not correct and we’re being punished for something they screwed up as programmers. Now someone from facebook has to recognize the issue and take care of it.

  11. Save a Pet in Memphis has been banned from posting for 15 days also.

  12. Regardless of why this is happening! FB needs to fix it!!! I worry about the animals! But I guess it’s like the old saying “you get what you pay for”

  13. Private Citizens for Pets In Peril now….

  14. Mark

    Hi I created an event to keep people updated on things to do and the stories on the spam problem. A lot of liberal pages have gone down because of this too. Conspiracy theory about conservative trolls is running rampant around there too. The Athena tree a network center for lots of pages has reported all types of pages being banned for 15 days. I asked people to call the BBB since emails and phone calls have yet to get anyone in touch with a live person. Here is the link to the event.

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205722829486259#!/event.php?eid=205722829486259

  15. I only posted on five animal advocacy groups with a link about the trouble and was put on suspension for 15 days as a spammer. It was only 5 not 50 or 500. So there’s something wonky for sure. The sad part is how many dogs died as a result.

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