Facebook employs a computer algorithm which blocks users from posting to groups if they exceed some unknown threshold.
Facebook does not do us the courtesy of telling us what constitutes excessive posting, they just drop a hammer on you if you trigger their algorithm.
I have no idea if the algorithm is content sensitive, but I do know it has lowered the threshold whereby blocking users is triggered.
I am now blocked for three days. This is the third time in as many weeks that this has happened, each time seeming to be triggered by fewer and fewer posts.
I believe Facebook should be regulated as a public utility. It is outrageous that a medium relied upon by millions of people as their primary means of communication can be arbitrarily abused by Facebook management. Imagine a phone company limiting the number of calls you can make or to whom, and how frequently! That Facebook may even be screening content is frightening.
But that is a battle for another day. Right now, we are under tremendous time constraints due to the upcoming California primary and the Democratic convention. Our ability to communicate with other Bernie supporters is critical.
Likewise, this blog addresses animal protection issues and critical rescue deadlines.
All are impaired by the assholes writing Facebook’s algorithm.
Will you help?
I need friends to share upcoming articles with their friends on Facebook, and with every Facebook group that might be even remotely interested in our articles.
Please take a few moments to share this to help recruit others!
Thank you so much!