Late last month Facebook Facebook banned bestselling author and journalist Kevin Sessums after he described Donald Trump supporters as a “nasty fascistic lot” in a post. Facebook later insisted that the ban had been a “mistake, lifted the ban and restored the post.
But today Jack Mackenroth AIDS activist, model, and fashion designer and David Drake, American playwright, stage director, actor and author have both been banned from Facebook for up to 30 days. Mackenroth for posting an anti-Trump article and Drake for asking his followers to mail Paul Ryan and stop the attack on the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile anti-LGBT, white supremacist, and alt-right groups and postings go unchecked by Facebook letting real hate speech run wild.
Facebook uses the following excuse: That they “processes millions of (posting) reports each week, and we sometimes get things wrong.”
But many say the REAL problem is that Facebook does not really look into many of cases before hitting the BAN BUTTON and over-reacts to post reports by “Trumpsters” and right-wing members of the Facebook community so incongruous posts such as Drake’s and Mackenroth’s get deleted and they get banned while FB goes easy on anti-LGBT, and alt-right political posts for fear of a backlash.
Facebook MUST follow its own guidelines for banning and treat all members of the Facebook community the same and pressure must be exerted on them to do so. And one good starting point might be by actually looking at a post first after a complaint before hap haphazardly banning people for fear of reprisal by the right-wing,
* Tom Cruise recently flagged Zac Efron down in the lobby of CAA. and used a creepy troll like pick-up line. “You ride motorcycles?” Cruise asked? (Why didn’t he just ask if he liked Gladiator movies?) Cruise then invited him out to his house, taught him how a motorcycle engine works, showed him the hangar with his dozens of pristine bikes—including the Triumphs he rode in the Mission: Impossible movies. Efron was allowed to ride a pedigree-less dirt bike. When Zac was ashed why Cruise “reached out to him” Zac replied: “I don’t know,” he says. “I don’t even want to know.Yo Cruise!Back away from my Zac you short, crazy cultist creep! (By the way your last movie SUCKED!)
* HIV Activist Jack Mackenroth (and former Project Runway contestant) won BIG this week at the Gay Games in Colonge, Germany winning 7 Gold Medals! (Love Jack. he has a nose only a scalpel could sculpt.)
* Torchwood’s creator Russell T Davies sat down and discussed some details for the fourth season of Torchwood that will be titled “Torchwood: The New World”. The events of Torchwood: TNW take place two years after the grim conclusion of of Children of Earth including the death of Captain Jack’s lover Ianto Jones. Joining Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles) in TNW will be an American CIA agent named Rex Matheson (the part is not yet cast). Davies says that Matheson is an “entrance into the new story,” a way for new viewers to learn about Torchwood along with the character. Davies explains that given the fact that Torchwood was destroyed and the team broken up after CoE, Matheson will have no idea what Torchwood is since “It’s like something that ceased to exist a long time ago that’s spoken of only in whispers. It’s like a legend now.” Read more….