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Facebook Is Deleting Homosexuals

Recent curious deletions from Facebook: Author Frank Anthony Polito’s fan page for his critically acclaimed book Band Fags! (“You created a Page that has violated our Terms of Use”), and photographer and NOH8 Campaign co-creator Adam Bouska’s personal profile page, which went offline for more than a day, but has since been reinstated. Decent explanations for either disappearance haven’t been provided.

On:           Apr 3, 2010
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    • Christo

      The Band Fags one was probably deleted due to the word Fag. Probably just a computer sweep for blacklisted words.

      Apr 3, 2010 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777

      on a completely shallow note, that dude is so pretty.

      Apr 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AnonHim

      Facebook makes mistakes; it disables accounts all the time.

      See … http://getsatisfaction.com/facebook/topics/facebook_account_disabled

      Apr 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paschal

      One of the founders of Facebook is gay so I doubt anything bad was intended.

      Apr 3, 2010 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RS

      The Facebook page for a friend of mine disappeared for a few hours this morning. It was weird — he was no longer tagged in the photos of him that I posted, and while his boyfriend’s page said he was in a relationship, but didn’t say with whom. It was as if I was blocked. And then all of a sudden it was back.

      Apr 3, 2010 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Whoddafunk?

      Regardless of the explanation, the point of this Queerty post, and the point I want to know more about, is that Facebook did not offer a decent (or any?) explanation.

      And considering Facebook’s resources… (Facebook is not a public American middle school or anything American thing relying on public finances, people…)

      So yeah.

      Apr 3, 2010 at 11:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lesbian kissing fan

      I have to go with the blacklisted keyword sweep theory…they get pretty messed up sometimes.

      Apr 3, 2010 at 11:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gomez

      queerty, enough with the dramatics. that goes for you too, adam bouska, with your nonsensical duct tape photo campaign

      Apr 4, 2010 at 1:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B

      No. 7 · lesbian kissing fan wrote, “I have to go with the blacklisted keyword sweep theory…they get pretty messed up sometimes.”

      There was a funny one about some homophobic web rag that would print some AP articles. They had a policy of changing the word “gay” to “homosexual”. Then when a story about an athlete whose last name was “Gay” showed up, the inevitable happened.

      Apr 4, 2010 at 1:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ossurworld

      Facebook never deletes anyone completely. There is profit in keeping information in archival storage for later use. They used to call it blackmail, now it’s called social networking.

      Apr 4, 2010 at 8:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stephen Patterson

      You are complaining about “Band fags” being kicked off?
      Are you kidding me?
      What about the band of lesbians called “splooge”?
      Or another band called the burning nig*ers? is that offensive?
      Come on……Nobody kicked them off for being gay…..constance mcmillen is still online…..look at your name moron.

      Apr 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geo Vaughn

      shouldn’t we be happy that facebook deletes people that refer to gay men as “fags”?

      Gay or not, the word is inappropriate.

      Apr 17, 2010 at 11:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • NPG

      this has been happening alot. its nothing to worry over. and all profiles come back.

      Oct 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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