Tuesday, July 27, 2010
After over a month, Facebook did the right thing
On June 25, Facebook published a phony and dangerous petition aimed at having me put on the Connecticut registry of sex offenders. The petition was signed by a non-existent Mike Josephs and signed by seven non-existent supporters, and two real human beings who were scammed into supporting the cause.
"People" signing the petition called for my caging, castration and killing; and my Facebook friends were notified of the petition.
I complained to Facebook immediately--and frequently--pointing out that false identities were used in violation of Facebook policy, as well as copyright violation, libel, lies and calls for violence.
Today I received the following email:
Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We have removed or disabled access to the third-party or user-generated content you have reported to us for violating our Statement of Rights & Responsibilities.
I am certainly pleased and relieved that the Facebook attack has been removed. I'd be even more pleased if Facebook apologized for its unconscionable delay and told me how the company will stop similar attacks from happening again.
I hope the real people on Facebook who were suckered into becoming their "friends" and aiding my harassment won't miss them, and they'll find some real live human beings to replace them