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Facebook Censors Anti-Pelosi Page For Ideological Reasons

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Alright, I realize that the issues we are facing today with runaway government spending, Socialized Medicine, Cap and Trade legislation that will cripple an already vulnerable economy, and federal government takeover of banking and private industry, far outweigh the censorship of free speech on the internet.

Or do they?

Last summer, following the Pelosi shutdown of Congress, rather than actually act upon an energy bill, the Dontgo movement was born, and Steve Foley, founder of The Minority Report, put up an “Impeach Nancy Pelosi” petition on Facebook.

Put there is a joke, before long it had attracted more than 4000 signatures.

Earlier this year, as opposition to the Pelosi run House of Representatives has become more pronounced, Steve turned the petition page into the “Impeach Nancy Pelosi” fan page.  As of today, there are 31,824 members of that page.

Today, Facebook has revoked the publishing rights of the administrators of that page, Steve Foley and Dr Bill Smith of the ARRA News Service. While members of the site can currently still post comments, the administrators can no longer add to the site.

Inquiries of Facebook elicited this response:

Hello,

The Page Impeach Nancy Pelosi has had its publishing rights blocked because it violates our Pages Terms of Use. Amongst other things, Facebook restricts the publishing rights of Pages that impersonate other entities, represent generic concepts, spam users, or otherwise violate our Terms of Use. These policies are designed to ensure Facebook remains a safe, secure and trusted environment for all users.

The Facebook Team

A quick perusal of Facebook finds many anti-Bush pages, anti-military pages, anti-Conservative and anti-Republican groups.  They do not find themselves censored. Impeach Nancy Pelosi does!

Outside of a few comments from members that might step outside the bounds of good taste [with over 31,000 members this is going to happen] there is NOTHING on this group page that violates any terms of service.

So why has Facebook chosen this particular Facebook group to censor? Apparently ideology trumps free speech at Facebook.

Contact Facebook and make your displeasure at this censorship known.

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