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[liberationtech] Can anyone help me get my account unblocked on Facebook?!

hellekin hellekin at gnu.org
Sun Jul 5 09:29:16 PDT 2015


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On 07/04/2015 03:30 PM, Heather Akers-Healy wrote:
> Facebook has 1.19 billion monthly active users, making it the largest
> community on Earth. Activists will need to use it
>
*** I'm sorry but I think the opposite: first Facebook is not a
community but a large collection of people, unless you consider a
community as a dead society: one that cannot evolve on its own;

second, matching online persona with govern-mental ID is Facebook's
business: this is how they're "valued" so much--and that's an
anti-privacy feature;

third, if activists would be serious about preserving their privacy,
they would support the activists making privacy-by-design online social
software instead of begging a private surveillance company to help them.
When activists prefer accepting "privacy policies" that denies them
their privacy, to supporting decentralized and distributed alternatives
to Facebook, they should be conscious of the consequences of their
choice: unfortunately this seems to be happening in tragic circumstances
.

Now that your network has been compromised, Inna, you can only trust
that your ID won't fall into the hands of your opponents when you
transmit it to Facebook, or that Facebook will make an exception for
you, which would jeopardize their future claim for "Real Names".

By accepting their conditions, you accepted to relinquish your privacy,
and the privacy of all the people in contact with you. No matter what
privacy activists do, people prefer easy to prudent. That's what happens
.

Steve Weis' response, if he's really working at Facebook, demonstrates
the inanity of Facebook to support activism: the mail should have come
from a Facebook domain, be signed with a PGP key, and not ask for "a
membership card". This person, besides its alleged good intention, has
no clue what he's talking about.

In your situation Inna, I would send a private message to known Facebook
employees working in the security department using encrypted messages.
If you can prove to them that you own the account, it should work,
bypassing the stupid company policy: that would be an acceptable way for
Facebook to "have it" without making official statements about
contradicting their own reason of being.

Whatever lawsuit you're thinking about (please be my guest), it won't
solve your current issue fast enough for your immediate need.

==
hk

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