With Facebook ramping up action against controversial content on their platform, they are becoming oppressive themselves. My account was locked within 36 hours of naming a page GamerGate Trolls, Parody RPG. It was locked a second time last night after I shared an album for one of my main characters, Trolly McPatriarchy with the Indie Game Devs group.
As Smiling Mountain in Jade Empire said -
The way of the Open Palm is not without its dangers, despite the best of intentions.
It’s a small leap from there to enforcing your will so the crime never takes place. Suddenly, you are the oppressor, when all you wanted to do is make things right.
Facebook is going too far with their measures to protect their user base from ‘controversial content’. I can understand if I was putting forth videos to promote violence against people, you’d be well within your rights of locking my account, but naming your content after controversial things shouldn’t result in locking a account for security reasons.
We need to fight Zuckerberg over this egregious and draconian efforts to quell offensive content off his platform.