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March 11, 2019 at 10:32 pm #53179
By Jason . . . Dear Facebook, Winter break-ups are the hardest. It’s been four cold months since you broke up with me. I thought you might want to kno
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March 12, 2019 at 11:49 am #53190
So does Facebook unfriend domestic violence offenders, drug dealers, gang members murderers who get released from prison? I suppose not!
March 12, 2019 at 4:12 pm #53196
If FB wants to get all snooty…what about Myspace? Is that still a thing? Lol…enjoyed the article, thanks for the humor!
March 13, 2019 at 8:20 am #53224
Given the vast troves of personal information gleened and copied and stolen from FB, I’d say someone did registrants a favor by barring them. Very personal information that is what people feel the need to post. Great have at it but don’t complain when the same information is used to exploit you.
March 13, 2019 at 8:20 am #53218
Hello. I just read this article and sorry to hear this. Unless Federal Government makes it LAW that no website can ban any Sex Offender you are gonna run into individual websites doing so. If you still want a Facebook, do not use your Full Name or you can alter your name in some way to avoid them finding out. You will have to be very careful of who you add to your facebook and what you do to not be reported by anyone who knows your background. There are ways around Facebook’s ban on Sex Offenders if you use the site carefully and respectfully. For an example: If your name is John Doe, you can put Jon Doe or Johnn Doe, Jonn Doe, or in any alternate way but still be make it where people will know you who you want to be known. Just be careful. Try it and see. You can even Capitalize certain letters or something to make it different but really the same name. Just can’t put it exactly the same way as before. You can not bring negative attention to yourself because doing so just might make someone report you and cause them to investigate and end up with an banned account again. So give this a try since you now know they ban Sex Offenders. Just use common sense.
March 20, 2019 at 7:09 am #53557
Not true. After being unceremoniously removed from facebook existence I waited several months, and then opened an account under a completely different name and email. It took them 3 days, then boom it was gone just as quick. I have considered having another go at it, using a private VPN so the IP address is different, but I don’t know. I enjoyed talking to people I hadn’t seen in years, but I just don’t know if it is all worth it.
The worst part of it for me, is I was just beginning to put together a business plan for developing facebook sites for businesses around me, and from what I was able to glean, would be making a fairly generous amount of money from doing it, but no one wants to have someone who doesn’t even have facebook to create their facebook, then that leads to the discussion of why I am not on facebook.
Oh well, on to another day.
March 13, 2019 at 7:34 pm #53244
You can add one to the list of people deleted out of existence. At first I did miss the connections, but with time I grew strong more real connections with people.
Facebook among other companies, keeps, tracks and sells a wealth of data about individuals. They track you while you browse the internet via Facebook pixels. Anyone who wants more information can go down that osint hole. which is quite shocking. If you prefer to listen, Reply All a podcast, has a great episode “is facebook listening to me”.
Ultimately what’s needed is a place for the nearly one million registered offenders to share their experience, strenth, and hope with the community.
March 14, 2019 at 6:54 am #53267
To tell you the truth, I don’t miss Facebook or any other social media site. I have been off probation now for over two and a half years and don’t miss all the BS that gets posted there.
March 14, 2019 at 6:54 am #53268
Or better yet, let’s ALL ( those of us legally allowed on the web) just keep opening Facebook accounts until all they are doing is blocking all the accounts!
March 15, 2019 at 11:20 am #53327
I correspond only with important national political figures and local political groups. Most times, information is ONLY posted on Facebook. If i am kicked off there will be a lawsuit.
March 21, 2019 at 2:27 am #53608
Lol, this was a fun read, but quite depressing if you really think about. Tinder and other dating apps don’t allow sex offenders to use their service either. It’s quite marginalizing, especially in today’s age where social media is so important for making connections.
March 23, 2019 at 9:31 pm #53750
I think the worst part of this is not the fact that Facebook is basically forcing you into isolation, but that Facebook and Social Media Marketing is a huge deal. Considering how difficult if not impossible it is for SO’s to get jobs, this basically prevents them from ever becoming successful. You can’t own a company if you can’t have a company Facebook page (You need a person account to manage them). Not every SO is so loaded with money they can afford to pay someone to run it for them. In a day and age where the internet is such a big part of our lives, being blindly banned is a huge issue. It basically forces SO’s to stay behind while the rest of the world moves forward. The fact that it’s even stopping you from doing business and supporting yourself is extremely bad.
April 2, 2019 at 11:56 am #54101
I can’t name the case, but there is an argument before the Supreme Court that will decide if a private entity that has such broad public influence/importance has the right to censor/discriminate. A man sued National Public Radio claiming his conservative views were censored. The case being cited by the injured party is Marsh v. Alabama.
In Marsh v. Alabama, a Jehovah’s witness was handing out religious pamphlets in a company town. The town gov’t told her that the sidewalks were privately owned and as such, she could NOT hand out religious pamphlets. She sued. Her case ended up at the Supreme Court of the U.S. The court ruled that even though the whole city was privately owned by the company, they still could NOT deny her the right to hand out religious pamphlets on their sidewalks.
The reason I bring this up is because if the appellant wins, it could mean that Facebook would no longer be able to ban registrants from their services.
April 2, 2019 at 11:56 am #54113
In my home state, supervised registrants are still banished from social media across the board. The state is taking the posture that if a registrant is subjected to community supervision for life upon release from prison, said registrant is still serving their sentence, thus the ruling does not apply. The verbiage does seem to indicate the ruling mainly applies to those who have completed their sentences in their entirety. I don’t know. I’m not a lawyer, but I believe that a challenge could be brought because there is no guaranteed end to community supervision, so a registrant under that supervision could have their rights abridged until their death.