Gosh, why does this sound familiar? Yesterday I posted about YouTube removing my videos for apparently “promoting the sale of firearms.” Now Facebook has done even worse to Mrgunsngear in reaction to even more clearly appropriate content. In fact, it’s disgusting to see what Facebook is objecting to . . .
Mrgunsandgear wanted to boost his post about Tech Sgt. John Chapman receiving a posthumous Medal of Honor. But he was surprised to receive a rejection notice from the antisocial media giant. Basically, Facebook would not allow him to pay to promote this post and show it to more people.
Fixing it? Like removing an image of a Medal of Honor-awarded service member holding a firearm?
It’s possible this denial was the work of an algorithm rather than an actual person. Except Facebook then followed up by blocking Mrgunsngear’s ability to post anything.
“Going too quickly” is not a thing on Facebook. At least, not that we’re aware of and it isn’t in their terms of service or other guidelines. And “Help Centre?” What, is British Facebook blocking him?
I can’t decide what the worst part of this is. The censorship? The anti-gun policies? The insult to our military? The fact that social media platforms are seemingly using “promotes the sale of firearms” to remove anything showing a gun that isn’t explicitly anti-gun? One thing’s for sure: this isn’t over.