removed myself from Facebook

@trruk1 (1031)
United States
May 2, 2010 2:56pm CST
Facebook sent me an email saying they had deleted one of my posts, due to some sort of infringement of rights. I replied that nothing I had done had infringed anybody's rights, nor had I violated any copyright protections. They responded that they would look into it. I then went looking to determine exactly what I had said that had been deleted. It turned out to a post in which I stated that a particular company regarded its employees as expenses, rather than assets. The company complained, and Facebook deleted the post. When I found that, I sent them a message to not bother with "looking into" this problem because I was deleting myself from Facebook. The opinion I stated was valid. I have a master's degree and a great deal of training and experience in business management, so I am qualified to give an expert opinion in matters like that. Facebook, with a thousand times as much money as the other company, and of course, access to the best lawyers in the country, caved in when the company complained, and censored my post. So I told them goodbye.
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@qamarep (4448)
• Pakistan
6 May 10
you know if you write something that can make them be sued by they can lose millions of dollars dont just get selfish its their legal issue
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
6 May 10
That is correct. So if you make a video and add somebody else's music to it, there is a problem with copyright infringement. I did not do that. I said, specifically, "this company regards its workers as expenses, rather than assets". I did not use any copyrighted material. As I pointed out in my ongoing discussion with Facebook, if my post had been malicious, abusive, and untrue, it still would not be copyright infringement.
@tuyakiki (3026)
• India
2 May 10
In my opinion,that is not a good cause to quit. Posts often get deleted over here in mylot too.That doesn't meant that we should quit mylotting.I am not at all addicted to the Facebook,but certainly I like to be on Facebook.Frankly speaking,I am quiet new to Facebook,so I cannot feel any addiction right now..As a beginner I find it a bit complicated.In fact,I heard many things about this site and most of my old friends have joined fackbook in the recent time and so it is becoming the only way to stay in touch with this friends..I like using some social networking sites,especially the Facebook, to say in touch with the people whom I know personally and are not so near to me at this moment.. But I just follow some norms,just to maintain some ambiguity as other users of this sites may cause trouble,if I disclose all my facts. The sites that I regularly use are Facebook and Orkut and both of this are social networking sites and are not paying..But using this sites is really a fun as always as I can share photos and other information through messages and can also share scraps with the acquaintances.It is very helpful in keeping contact with the people I rarely come across these days.Apart from it,I also play Farmville,it is a silly game,though, and do a lots of chatting.It is indeed a great site,but not as great as Mylot.The earning aprt is its greatest attraction.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
3 May 10
The problem is that Facebook decided I would not be allowed to post a sensible (and valid) opinion because the company concerned did not like it. It has nothing to do with free speech or rights. It is their site and they can do what they like. But if they are going to use that capability to silence a voice saying something somebody else does not like, where does it stop? If they have decided their site will only accept mindless drivel, they can have it.