I have been on Facebook since 2009. It’s a great way to keep in contact with my former listeners and radio colleagues. I like getting updates from my high school friends. I also think it’s a good platform to promote my podcast which will return this fall. I never post anything that is vulgar nor do I use profane language. I mention this because I am currently in Facebook jail for another thirty days. This is my fourth time Facebook has put me in jail. Facebook has an agenda and it’s censorship. You either kiss the ring and drink the Kool-Aid or they will shut you down. This should be alarming to anyone that uses social media.
So what did I post this time that warranted my influence on social media to be punished? I posted a news story about Hunter Biden losing a SECOND lap top. I also added the coy comment of “He’s the smartest man I know.” Apparently making a comment about the left makes me a threat to community standards. The leader of the Taliban is able to tweet on Twitter but I can’t upload a picture of my new dog on Facebook for twenty eight days because of an opinion. The last I checked we all have free will however that is slowly being eviscerated by various social media platforms that we support by posting great content. We are in a precarious position right now. Social Media is a great marketing tool but when blatant censorship comes into the formula I start to wonder if it’s really worth it.
I should have seen the censorship agenda that Facebook has a year ago when they banned this blog from being shared. What are they afraid of? I don’t have an agenda. I don’t care if you agree or disagree with me. What we all have is an opinion. Facebook seems to think that your opinion must match their agenda or your opinion will be censored. My silly little restriction on Facebook will be over in a month but I won’t change my approach. The more that Facebook tries to change me the more I am convinced that they are part of the problem. When I relaunch my podcast in the fall I will be using Facebook to promote it. I don’t think that makes me a hypocrite. It just illustrates how bad of a relationship I have with Facebook. They use me and I use them. It’s like a Larry King marriage. It’s not a matter of “if” it will end, it’s a matter of “when” it will end.