Originally published November 2, 2011, at 12:34 am, five months before they deleted my profile. But now I repeat the question:
Who else wants to sue Facebook for Consumer Fraud/Deceptive Trade Practices? They pretend to create a free “cyber meeting house” on-line for all the people of the world but they are constantly curtailing my freedom of speech as if they were a government agency, specifically Homeland Security—I wonder to what degree they’re doing what they’re told to do. Facebook has repeatedly BLOCKED me from sending messages even to people I’ve already been in touch with and by sending “Friend” requests to people I know in the real world or have gotten to know on line even when we belong to the same “Facebook Groups”. Who else has experience irrational limitations on Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Association, the Right to Privacy, and other invasions of peaceful and civil behavior by FACEBOOK? Who wants to join me? (E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested and if Facebook removes this “Status” post, which I fully expect them to do? “Conspiracy between private and governmental agents gives rise to Civil Rights Liability as surely as if through purely governmental action.” And it is absolutely, positively, impossible to find out why they do these strange things. I think that their computers are either overactive or programmed in effect to DEFEAT the BASIC PURPOSES OF FACEBOOK. I think these self-defeating aspects of formatting or programming frustrate the very purpose of Facebook: Who’s with me on this?