June 24, 2013
An Infowars.com listener recently had their Facebook account suspended for asking Facebook how to change their primary email address. Coincidentally, the listener who uses Facebook as a tool to promote truth about the U.S. government, 9/11, the banking cartels, and the falsehood of the “War on Terror,” says she merely contacted Facebook requesting information on how to change the primary email address on her account.
Facebook responded by suspending her account and accusing her of using a fake name. The Facebook employee with the title “Marissa of User Operations,” told her “If you would like to use this profile again, just get back to us with your real name, and we will reactivate the account for you.”
The listener explained that she hadn’t been using a fake name, but regardless provided her real first and last name.
Facebook replied stating that they could not verify ownership of the account, and if she would like to continue using Facebook, she would need to prove her identity.
Marissa from User Operations advised her to email a scanned or digital image of a government-issued photo ID providing her first and last name, date of birth and a photograph.
Facebook employee Marissa assured her that the photo-ID would be permanently deleted from Facebook’s servers once authenticity of the account has been confirmed. The social media giant went on to say that once the information has been received, they will reevaluate the status of the account, but will not do so without the proper proof of identification.
While Facebook seems to update their policies frequently, it’s difficult to keep up with the new rules and regulations that change daily. According to Facebook’s website, fake names and fake information is a very big concern. The social media network claims they need your ID in order to protect you from misinformation and misleading profiles.
Infowars has a lengthy history of being censored by Facebook, most notably during the Boston Bombing incident. Facebook disabled users’ ability to “share” Infowars’ posts and photographs by citing this dialog box:
In a separate incident, Facebook censored another photograph posted by Infowars of Osama Bin Laden with the words “Al-CIA-da” spelled across his chest. This time Facebook cited “We removed content you posted because you violated Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.”
Clearly, Facebook has become the watchdog for dissidents in social media, censoring and deactivating accounts as they see fit.
The harsh reality is that Facebook doesn’t like you bashing the government that funds and controls their operation. If they catch you doing it, you could be the next target of their proof of identification request; but don’t worry because they apologize in advance for any inconvenience.