News Facebook: Marine Corps emblem violates community standards

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    Late Monday, Facebook unpublished the popular pro-military "Locked and Loaded" page, while telling administrators that a picture of the United States Marine Corps emblem with a ribbon marked "In Remembrance" violated their community standards. Jason Light, an administrator from Atlanta, Georgia, told Examiner in an exclusive interview the page was covering the funeral and burial of Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells, who was killed in Chattanooga.

    Administrator Robert Combs also received a three-day ban over the image of the Marine Corps logo. Combs told Examiner all he can do for the next three days is chat, but he intends to replace the page.

    "I am just speechless as to how this violates community standards," he said. The screenshot provided by Light did not indicate why the image was yanked, other than Facebook's claim it violated their standards.

    The Facebook page boasted over 53,000 likes and was set up to help promote a blog by the same name. While not as large as other pages, Light said, it reached over 1 million people.

    Light also posted the graphic to Twitter, where it was re-tweeted by talk show host Neal Boortz. "I’m going to post it back to FB," one person said in response. "Let’s see what happens."

    It's not the first questionable call by Facebook, as we have reported many times. Recently, the social media giant told one conservative user that her picture of a lilac tree was considered pornographic. On the other hand, it once said that a page calling for the murder of a Texas Tech cheerleader who hunts big game does not violate its standards.

    In 2013, Facebook banned one conservative blogger for 30 days over a link she never posted. Another conservative was punished for simply saying "thank you."

    Light told Examiner he believes the page was targeted by "fake conservative trolls," people who pretend to be friendly but really aren't. "Many people," he told Examiner, "wanted to be the one to take us down." Facebook has not responded to our request for comments. A screenshot of the allegedly "offensive" emblem can be seen in the slideshow above.
     
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    That logo is disgusting and has no business being around during the Obama Administration. Hopefully, Hillary will continue her efforts to do away with the Marine Corps and their imperialist efforts.

    We won't be safe from oppression until our military is 100% transsexual and proud.
     
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    Wish Facebook would stay out of politics.
     
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    Facebook: Marine Corps emblem violates community standards
    Late Monday, Facebook unpublished the popular pro-military "Locked and Loaded" page, while telling administrators that a picture of the United States Marine Corps emblem with a ribbon marked "In Remembrance" violated their community standards. Jason Light, an administrator from Atlanta, Georgia, told Examiner in an exclusive interview the page was covering the funeral and burial of Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells, who was killed in Chattanooga.

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    Administrator Robert Combs also received a three-day ban over the image of the Marine Corps logo. Combs told Examiner all he can do for the next three days is chat, but he intends to replace the page.

    "I am just speechless as to how this violates community standards," he said. The screenshot provided by Light did not indicate why the image was yanked, other than Facebook's claim it violated their standards.

    The Facebook page boasted over 53,000 likes and was set up to help promote a blog by the same name. While not as large as other pages, Light said, it reached over 1 million people.

    Light also posted the graphic to Twitter, where it was re-tweeted by talk show host Neal Boortz. "I’m going to post it back to FB," one person said in response. "Let’s see what happens."

    It's not the first questionable call by Facebook, as we have reported many times. Recently, the social media giant told one conservative user that her picture of a lilac tree was considered pornographic. On the other hand, it once said that a page calling for the murder of a Texas Tech cheerleader who hunts big game does not violate its standards.

    In 2013, Facebook banned one conservative blogger for 30 days over a link she never posted. Another conservative was punished for simply saying "thank you."

    Light told Examiner he believes the page was targeted by "fake conservative trolls," people who pretend to be friendly but really aren't. "Many people," he told Examiner, "wanted to be the one to take us down." Facebook has not responded to our request for comments. A screenshot of the allegedly "offensive" emblem can be seen in the slideshow above.
     
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    Wait, I'm confused, which one is the teabagger in this story? I need to know who not to like.
     
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    good, another step closer to me being president
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    Snopes is n on the case--looks like page was deleted, but probably not because of the emblem


    http://m.snopes.com/facebook-usmc-ban/

    As of 28 July 2015, the Locked and Loaded Facebook page was indeed unavailable, but images of the very same emblem were readily available across other Facebook groups and pages. In addition to the use of it by many (unbanned) members of Locked and Loaded‘s Facebook group, versions of the popular symbol were readily displayed on numerous Facebook groups and pages (some with millions of fans), including on the USMC’s verified Facebook page. If the USMC emblem itself were banned on Facebook (or by itself constituted reason for Facebook to suspend a group or page), rife sharing of the symbol would perhaps not be so rife.

    While it’s true that the “Locked and Loaded” Facebook page (which, incidentally, is neither officially nor unofficially a page specifically dedicated to military content) was suspended by Facebook for some reasons, multiple other iterations of the Marine Corps emblem have garnered millions of shares on Facebook with no reports of community violations. Furthermore, nothing in Facebook’s own published guidelines suggests that the symbol violates (or even tests) those rules.


    Read more at http://m.snopes.com/facebook-usmc-ban/#S5LJJHMwdvoUxo6f.99
     
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    Avoid Facebook, i think thats the moral of the story here.