I got this press release and thought, “Wow, the Allegheny County Democrats really have the knives out for Bethany Hallam.”
I posted that comment to Facebook, and immediately got a “WARNING.”
“Your post goes against Facebook’s Community Standards and has been removed.”
I thought, well, maybe Facebook objects to the term “knife.”
In that case, I’d better not discuss any lighthearted mystery movies starring Daniel Craig, or Bryan Adams’ third studio album, or even Bobby Darin’s most famous song, “Mack the Violation of Facebook Community Standards.”
So then I posted, “Wow, the Allegheny County Democrats really have it out for Bethany Hallam” and within a minute, I got another “WARNING.”
“Your post goes against Facebook’s Community Standards on Hate Speech and has been removed.”
OK, I thought, maybe Facebook just really doesn’t like Allegheny County press releases.
So I deleted that, and instead I posted a joke about how I violated Facebook Community Standards.
Within 90 seconds, I got another “WARNING.”
Yes, friends and neighbors. My post about Facebook Community Standards violates Facebook Community Standards.
Apparently Facebook Community Standards are like “Fight Club,” and the first Facebook Community Standard is you can’t talk about Facebook Community Standards.
If I make any further infractions, “your account may be restricted or disabled.”
Oh, no! Gee, you mean I won’t get to post on your useless garbage platform any more? Is there also a down side?