We recently noticed that our original JIDF Facebook group with nearly 5,000 members, found at the following URL has been deactivated: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22194342477. (As you can see, by clicking the aforementioned link, it just takes you to your Facebook homepage.)
While we still enjoy a massive presence on Facebook in the form of various groups and pages, this group was our original JIDF group, which contained a lot of important early information, documentation, and discussions. There was nothing posted in the group which was against Facebook's TOS.
If one does a Google search for that group ID number, you can see a systematic campaign has been in place to erroneously report that group. We feel that Facebook is responding to pressure from the antisemites and jihadists to remove us from the platform, or possibly it's just more abuse of power that we have witnessed at the company, of Facebook employees threatening to censor material from people they don't like.
As many of you know, Facebook already deactivated the personal account of the founder of the JIDF, citing their "real name" policy. However, we have pointed out that they allow millions upon millions of people using fake names on the platform. So again, we were proactively targeted by Facebook, in their deliberate attempts to silence us and damage our effort.
In our search for more answers, an anonymous friend at Facebook stated, "The logs show that all 3 non-banned admins were warned over a month ago. The logs cannot be forged, and I don't know any more details than that...."
However, this is untrue. None of the admins of the group in question were ever warned about anything with regard to the group in question. This was verified, and re-verified.
Are Facebook logs being forged in an effort to censor our content and deactivate our groups and members?
Please write to Facebook asking for our group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22194342477) to be reactivated. Explain that the group was not posting or doing anything against Facebook's TOS whatsoever, and that we feel that this is just another indication of Facebook's double standards and hypocrisy, as they proactively target Jewish activists and JIDF material, while allowing Holocaust denial, antisemitism, and jihad propaganda to go viral on their platform.
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Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
ACTION ALERT: Without Warning or Explanation, Facebook Censors and Deactivates another JIDF Group
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