Facebook Bows to Russian Dictator, and Blocks a Dissidents Events Page

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    Dec 23, 2014 3:05 AM GMT
    What's nest? Turning in names and address of gay Facebook users to Russian authorities?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/world/europe/facebook-angers-russian-opposition-by-blocking-protest-page.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
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    Dec 23, 2014 5:00 AM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif You know, I'm sure that Facebook would sell that information to you. Or to anybody.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 23, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    Facebook is not a country. They are a business. Freedom of Speech is only relevant to them as long as it is lucrative.
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 23, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidFacebook is not a country. They are a business. Freedom of Speech is only relevant to them as long as it is lucrative.


    VoilĂ . Better for them to placate the meanie and continue making money than make a stand and risk getting blocked like they are in China (imagine how much money they could be making there?!).
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 26, 2014 7:20 PM GMT

    Facebook shouldn't have bowed to that fascist thug Vladimir Putin. They should have told him to go fuck himself. Facebook is a business and if that Russian dissident group's postings attract readers and revenue than so be it. Vladimir Putin just doesn't want the truth exposed to the rest of the world about his corrupt, brutal plutocracy that is bankrupting Russia.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 26, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Facebook shouldn't have bowed to that fascist thug Vladimir Putin. They should have told him to go fuck himself. Facebook is a business and if that Russian dissident group's postings attract readers and revenue than so be it. Vladimir Putin just doesn't want the truth exposed to the rest of the world about his corrupt, brutal plutocracy that is bankrupting Russia.

    We should boycott facebook.icon_mad.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 27, 2014 3:29 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    roadbikeRob said
    Facebook shouldn't have bowed to that fascist thug Vladimir Putin. They should have told him to go fuck himself. Facebook is a business and if that Russian dissident group's postings attract readers and revenue than so be it. Vladimir Putin just doesn't want the truth exposed to the rest of the world about his corrupt, brutal plutocracy that is bankrupting Russia.

    We should boycott facebook.icon_mad.gif
    I have nothing to do with facebook, so if any of you want to boycott Facebook, go right ahead. Best of luck.