Facebook Jail Redux

Thursday night I watched a comedy video made by a group of guys from New Zealand. In the video (found here), a man incorrectly assumes that a customer in a store is actually an employee because he’s wearing the same color shirt. The man gets upset when the other customer does not help him. But then the manager of the store pops up and comically starts yelling at the “employee” (who is only a customer) for not helping the first guy. And when the “employee” tries to leave the store to escape the bizarre situation, the manager blocks his path and yells at him for trying to leave work early.

This is where I made the “mistake” of commenting on this fake scenario that they could have had the “employee” punch the manager in order to escape the store. A few seconds later I was informed by Facebook that my comment “Did not meet our community standards” and that I would not be able to comment or post for 24 hours. I checked, and I couldn’t even react to posts (by clicking ‘like’ or other options).

This is the third time they have restricted me, and it’s the most asinine reason they have ever given for restricting my account. But at the end of the day, it’s Mark Zuckerberg’s website for which I pay zero dollars per year, and if he wants to kick me off because he doesn’t like my politics or my sense of humor, that’s his right. My only regret if I lose my FB account is that I would miss seeing what is going on in the lives of my friends and family. Because that’s why I have a FB account.

About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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