Yesterday, Facebook decided to shut down yet another progressive group's page. A page promoting a gay kiss in for the Pope's visit to Spain was removed. Sorry, Pope.
After some brief meta-research, I have created a list of groups Facebook censors. Don't be surprised if your pages and causes are removed with no warning. Especially if you are:
- supportive of freeing a peace negotiator
- pro-porn feminists
- anti-muslim bloggers
- anti-homophobia artists
- anti-labiaplasty and pro-vulva
- saying Facebook sucks
- union activists
- BP boycott supporters
- artists representing the nude body
- mentioning Facebook competitors Myspace or Friendster
Should we feel better if Facebook seems to use equal-opportunity censorship across the board? Of course I enjoy the irony of joining the National Coalition to Fight Censorship on Facebook. And don't forget to check out Self Serve on Facebook, too!