[LINK] SMH: 'Facebook leads attack on internet filter'

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Tue Mar 22 13:40:09 AEDT 2011

Doesn't make it any better.

Here is some info on facebook account blocking:


Note you can be blocked for among other things:
> Use of a fake name

I read recently of a chinese dissident being blocked because of a fake name.

Apparently they blocked everyone with the name "anti".


This of course reeks of complete incompetance and only a medium amount of malice.

On 2011/Mar/22, at 1:07 PM, eric scheid wrote:

> On 22/3/11 9:12 AM, "Kim Holburn" <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
>> You know I find this very, very creepy.  As if I didn't find facebook creepy
>> enough.  Facebook checks everything in everyone's accounts?  Oh, and some are
>> blocked for inappropriate content?  What are the others blocked for?  If they
>> are exercising editorial control can they be held liable for the content?
> in another article in possibly another paper, I saw mention that Facebook
> was closing accounts where the user lied about their age, specifically to
> get around the "you must be 13 or older" Terms of Service clause. So, not
> "editorial control" per se.
> The 20,000 figure was mentioned in that context too.
> e.
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