Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Facebook Unfriended Us Again!

The Siren (among others) has been locked in mortal combat with Facebook for nearly two years.

First, links to our posts were deemed as spam and prohibited, making sharing them from the blog impossible.

Then, they were determined to be pornographic - which would be funny if it wasn't so annoying.

Why? It's a game played by conservatives who don't find pictures of Robin Vos in a penis suit (or with teabags hanging from his tricorne hat, or as a girl riding a horse, or as David Koch's wife) as funny as we do. So they report it as spam or pornography and Facebook censures you (unlike the Wisconsin Assembly).

Tons of lefty bloggers have battled the same phenomenon over the last few years too.

In spite of pleas to Facebook by loyal readers who testified the RRS might be irreverent and sometimes downright offensive - it wasn't spam - we couldn't get reinstated. So we created a parallel blog which could be shared.

Then we created a RRS Facebook page. Take that, Zuckerberg.

Yesterday, Facebook decided we weren't a real person, locked us out and put us under review. Dislike!

So we have lost our valuable Facebook friends while we wait - but do not despair kittens - we have a new page which is a community and not a person. You can find the Siren HERE. Go there and like the page and share with your friends too.

The battle continues.