Has anyone else noticed the serious bias of the Facebook administrators in issuing punishments? Facebook itself claims to be liberal, but I have now been banned 3 days twice for calling someone stupid while they make genocidal statements and threats and I get told "these don't violate community standards"
It's total bullshit. I feel like the Facebook admins are completely unfair towards me, and of course I can't even dispute it. Ugh it's so stupid.
Someone once threatened to have me banned from a page by contacting the administrator and I all but dared her. I told her that what I said would not raise any red flags and that even her complaints to the page administrator would fall on deaf ears. I'm still there.
I think the distinction is aiming the insut at an individual versus making a general statement of intent, vague or explicit. Thus, your calling an individual stupid is considered a problem while their calling for violent action against some group is not, since noone is specifically called out in said group.
Instead, try reporting the post for the obvious reasons (are they serious, or are they just talking, we can NOT know so it's advocating violence and thus should NOT be posted). In this way, you alert the authorities to look into the individual calling for inappropriate action while not getting yourself in trouble.
I go about reporting any posts I see from Right WingNuts every chance I get... especially... is it Jones? He is dangerously twisted about. Limbaugh when I get the chance (don't see him or his material posted much). Etc. I got noticed that one of the Jones posts was pulled, and that made me feel warm and fuzzy.
Facebook seems to be challenging our creativity. I know of many on the far Right with the same laments.
The trick is to insult, if that is your intent, indirectly instead of just calling names. It is juvenile and boriing to call other individuals (not movements or large crowds of the deluded) names aimed only at arresting conversation. Let me cite an exampe of only one way I've used a couple of times when being called an 'idiot'; a label I bask under when it comes from usual sources.
I explain that words mean things and people should familiarize themselves with meanings before loosely throwing them around. It only adds to confusion. An 'idiot' by original meaning, was a person developmentally arrested between ages 1 and 3. Two other oft misused terms are imbecile and moron; also archaic terms designating levels of intellectual arrest, ages 4-7 and 8-12 respectively. I go on to point out that many adults arrested in the category of moron are, like most 8-12 year olds, literate, physically strong, capable of simple everyday unskilled work and tasks like driving and posting asinine comments on facebook.
The beauty of that kind statement lies in its 'fly-over' quality for the botched and cattle-prodding efficacy + or - on everyone else.