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Facebook censors political satire after complaint from JobCentre Plus

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25/04/2013 by AndreaUrbanFox


Pride's Purge

UPDATE – here’s an open letter I’ve written to Mark Zuckerberg about this:

Open Letter To Mark Zuckerberg – You Can’t Have Power Without Responsibility

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Just what is it about political satire that seems to get up the nose of those in positions of power?

Yesterday Facebook suddenly decided to flag this blog as spam – effectively censoring it by scaring away anyone who might want to link to it or share it on Facebook.

That was obviously a surprise but I was even more surprised when a member of staff from JobCentre Plus openly boasted to me that it was she who had reported the blog to Facebook as spam after she got annoyed by this particular satirical blogpost critical of ATOS and the DWP:

Fraudster ATOS fined for supplying fake crip detectors for use in fitness for work tests

It’s obvious even from the headline that the article is pure…

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