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    Ridiculous- Facebook

    Facebook took down our FB page because some dimwit reported that we were attempting to portray ourselves as Garth himself. Even our cover photo says "Unofficial". We get several messages a month from people who think they are sending a message directly to Garth. EVERY time, we tell them that we are a fan page, and not connected to Garth.

    I manged to get Brandon- PG owner- to appeal the decision. Now we wait.

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    That's crazy! I wonder if it's happened to other fan pages as well.

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    hmm- good question! Facebook is anything but totally on the level with enforcing things...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garthmedic View Post
    Facebook took down our FB page because some dimwit reported that we were attempting to portray ourselves as Garth himself. Even our cover photo says "Unofficial". We get several messages a month from people who think they are sending a message directly to Garth. EVERY time, we tell them that we are a fan page, and not connected to Garth.

    I manged to get Brandon- PG owner- to appeal the decision. Now we wait.
    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Last night I got an official warning from facebook, for my rare garth brooks video" page, saying I had to provide evidence that Im NOT Garth, and
    that people who come to my page may think Im trying to impersonate him.

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    Ive just written a new message on my page stating that Im not Garth. They gave me till November 6th to do so, hope the message is enough.

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    I figured this was coming. Itís FB and needs to become regulated. They pick and choose who gets to be heard and what gets to be seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randa16 View Post
    I figured this was coming. It’s FB and needs to become regulated. They pick and choose who gets to be heard and what gets to be seen.
    I think Amazon, Google and Facebook need to be broken up.

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    Bret- Change the name of the group to NOT Garth Brooks Rare videos...
    "Grace is when God gives us what we don't deserve and mercy is when God doesn't give us what we do deserve" - Dan Roberts

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLL View Post
    Bret- Change the name of the group to NOT Garth Brooks Rare videos...
    HaHa.

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    We are back as well.

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    great to hear
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    Quote Originally Posted by randa16 View Post
    I figured this was coming. It’s FB and needs to become regulated. They pick and choose who gets to be heard and what gets to be seen.
    Yeah, funny how some of my friends of a certain political persuasion find themselves in FB jail frequently but my friends of the other political persuasion never do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garthcop View Post
    Yeah, funny how some of my friends of a certain political persuasion find themselves in FB jail frequently but my friends of the other political persuasion never do.
    I have been in FB jail several times. So have many of my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randa16 View Post
    I have been in FB jail several times. So have many of my friends.
    I've never been in Facebook jail myself (yet ) but I also don't get TOO political on FB or social media in general.
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    Join twitter, and you can see all sorts of weird and wonderful people from Russia pretending to be Americans, like the guy from Philly who had never
    heard of Philly cheese steaks.

    You can tell the fake people though, their user names always end with a big long eight digit number and more often than not, their avater is a 20 something
    attractive woman in a bikini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywise View Post
    I've never been in Facebook jail myself (yet ) but I also don't get TOO political on FB or social media in general.
    What I have found, just like with certain news outlets, some lean left some lean right, in my own personal experience, Facebook leans to the left, and twitter leans to the right.

    Im guessing other people have had the opposite experience.

    Facebook is horrible at allowing violent material to stay on their site, and twitter is horrible at allowing fake users on their site.

    I dont like facebook at all, but I like twitter, even though my political tendencies lean towards center left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett Dale View Post
    What I have found, just like with certain news outlets, some lean left some lean right, in my own personal experience, Facebook leans to the left, and twitter leans to the right.

    Im guessing other people have had the opposite experience.

    Facebook is horrible at allowing violent material to stay on their site, and twitter is horrible at allowing fake users on their site.

    I dont like facebook at all, but I like twitter, even though my political tendencies lean towards center left.
    Actually you would be wrong about Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg leans to the right even though I think he's registered as a independent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpy77 View Post
    Actually you would be wrong about Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg leans to the right even though I think he's registered as a independent.
    Oh okay. Didnt know that.

    Im guessing my experience has been with users talking about New Zealand politics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimpy77 View Post
    Actually you would be wrong about Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg leans to the right even though I think he's registered as a independent.
    I highly doubt this. Not when my conservative friends end up in FB jail but my liberal ones NEVER do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garthcop View Post
    I highly doubt this. Not when my conservative friends end up in FB jail but my liberal ones NEVER do.
    I didn't wanna get in the middle of this too much (Spud, I know- it's a change eh?) but I tend to agree more w/ GarthCop here on this.. As I said I've not been put in FB jail at all, but I try not to be TOO political on FB for professional/family reasons.. still, I see the people who I am connected with there, and I see their 'leanings' and posts.. the reality is more along the lines of Garthcop's assessment..
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    You would think FB would love conservatives after democrats tore him a new one the other day. I believe in free speech for all and do not believe anyone should be banned or silenced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randa16 View Post
    You would think FB would love conservatives after democrats tore him a new one the other day. I believe in free speech for all and do not believe anyone should be banned or silenced.
    On platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or even this forum, they can do whatever they want. I don't necessarily agree with it but that's the way it is.

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