Facebook Accused of Censoring Criticism

Account disabled after dissing Zuckerberg
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2010 3:54 AM CDT
Facebook Accused of Censoring Criticism
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attends a conference in Munich earlier this year.   (Getty Images)

Facebook users are complaining that they're being punished on the site for criticizing the social network and founder Mark Zuckerberg. User Kurt von Lichtenstein says his account was disabled after he posted a critical comment—quoted in the box to the left—under a Zuckerberg blog post. He says he didn't spam inappropriate content or do anything else that would cause the site to disable his account.

Another user says his Facebook group "Mark Zuckerberg Masturbates to Facebook Updates" was deleted this week for violating the site's policy on obscene content. That hardly seems like an injustice, Gawker notes, although the fact that Facebook is only deleting the group now, after it had been up and running for 4 years, suggests that Zuckerberg is getting fed up with mounting criticim since Facebook's latest breaches of user privacy.
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