Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Facebook Punishes 12 Yr Old for Criticizing Obama

CJ Pearson: Punished by Facebook for criticizing Obama


Story HERE

Isn't it interesting how people who citicize Obama and get a lot of attention for doing so... end up being punished somehow?

CJ Pearson’s viral video last weekend in which he criticized President Obama provoked a real reaction from viewers – all 1.4 million of them.

But the 12-year-old middle schooler apparently provoked a reaction from Facebook, too. They suspended his account.

He went to check the page after school on Friday and that’s when he learned his account and page had been locked for “suspicious activity.”

He tried in vain to have his page reactivated, but to no avail, according to the Examiner.

“Time and time again, Facebook has shut down many conservative accounts after they decide to speak up,” Pearson said on Fox & Friends Sunday.

“When a person decides to speak up, their voice shouldn’t be hindered because of someone disagreeing.”

Hmm.  I bet the White House must've called Mr. Zuckerberg and asked a favor... or a bunch of Obama worshippers demanded Facebook punish CJ for daring to speak truth to power.

10 comments:

Terry Rudden said...

From Facebook's Q and A Page:

"How old do you have to be to sign up for Facebook?

To be eligible to sign up for Facebook, you must be at least 13 years old."

Canadian Sentinel said...

http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/kids-13-join-facebook-get-consent-parents-225139.html

Likely he got parental consent to sign up while under 13.

Also, they only suspended him for "suspicious activity" or whatever. Just because he dared to criticize Obama.

But if you wish to spin this further in order to falsely discredit the kid, go ahead. And look bad. ;)

Canadian Sentinel said...

http://www.examiner.com/article/facebook-yanks-page-of-12-year-old-conservative-who-said-obama-doesn-t-love-u-s

"Facebook did not respond to his requests for help. Nor would they tell him what the alleged suspicious activity was. We reached out to Facebook, but the social media giant has so far refused to respond to our request for comments."

I'd say it's Facebook who's engaging in "suspicious activity". They clearly will not justify their suspension of the kid. I submit they're acting on demands from the Obama White House. After all, founder Zuckerberg is close to the OWH and has been there before for meetings with Obama.

Canadian Sentinel said...

Amazing how in this high-profile case... they refuse to justify their suspension, refusing to be specific about "suspicious activity".

Apparently CRITICIZING OBAMA IS "SUSPISIOUS ACTIVITY REQUIRING CENSORSHIP AND PUNISHMENT"...

Terry Rudden said...

LOL. This is becoming a pattern for you, isn't it?

A street preacher breaks the law and is charged. You don't blame the lawbreaker: you blame a secret conspiracy of folks trying to suppress Christianity.

A kid who is not allowed by Facebook regs to have an account gets his account shut down. You blame a secret collusion between Obama and Zuckerberg.

I remember when conservatism used to be about obeying the law and following rules, not making excuses for the people who don't.

Terry Rudden said...

Just followed the rest of the links you provided, and I'm both amused and amazed at the affinity some folks have for Grand Conspiracy Theories.

Reflect on this a bit, Sentinel.

a)The kid is not allowed to have a facebook page: he's 12.

b) Every conservative blogger or broadcaster who covered this story, including you, highlighted the fact that the kid was twelve. In other words, virtually all coverage of this "story" advertised to the world that the kid is NOT entitled to a Facebook page.

c) So Facebook yanks the page.

Now, it may well be that the kid was an alien, sending secret messages to his masters on Jupiter via Facebook. That's possible. But see, you don't NEED an exotic explanation, although such fantasies are lots of fun.

You need to sharpen your Occam's Razor a little.

Canadian Sentinel said...

I see you're digging in, no matter what.

That is your choice. :)

∞ ≠ ΓΈ said...

"You need to sharpen your Occam's Razor a little."

Huh.... I thought Occam argued for drawing conclusions based on the fewest assumptions, not for conclusions of convenience.

The boy's age is posted all over his page. In fact, the page is all about age as this young man was seeking to lower the age requirements for several elected offices and shows multiple posts with media events.
He was not shut down for age, as Farcebook later claimed, but for "suspicious activity."
The age explanation is post facto and lies outside the cause effect relationship. The site was locked after the boy spoke critically of the president.

Terry Rudden said...

"I see you're digging in, no matter what."

Well, I always have more faith in actual facts than speculation. Journalism background and all that.

Terry Rudden said...

"I see you're digging in, no matter what."

Well, I always have more faith in actual facts than speculation. Journalism background and all that.