NOTE: After this article was originally published on Examiner.com, I received the following email: “Dear Mr. Bechard, Thank you for your participation as an Examiner on Examiner.com. We regret to inform you that we are terminating your status as an Examiner, effective immediately. Your account has been deactivated.”
Two months later, Examiner.com’s website shut down forever.
This has been the consistent corporate response to our fight against abuse on Facebook for the past five years. This is why I am publishing the article here…
A website called HeroesRising.net has over 1.5 million members calling on Facebook to patrol their Social Network more effectively and work with law enforcement when child abuse is evident.
However, each time HeroesRising.net reports pages like the ten listed below, Facebook provides the same answer: “Thanks for letting us know about the Page you reported for displaying nudity. As of now, it hasn’t been removed because we found that it doesn’t go against the Facebook Community Standards. If you think this Page should be removed for a different reason, please report it again, choosing the most relevant option after you select I think it shouldn’t be on Facebook. Please let us know if you see anything else that concerns you—we want to keep Facebook safe and welcoming for everyone.”
On February 27, 2015, I began Purchasing Advertising on Facebook to get the pages removed. Facebook approved the ads, but never removed the pages. Yes, you read that correctly. Facebook approved ads protesting Facebook.