‘Band Fags!’ Banned From Facebook

BandFagsCover This has gotta make you wonder if the employees Facebook hires to screen the site's profiles and fan pages are actually paying attention. Openly gay writer Frank Anthony Polito created a Facebook profile in 2008 in support of his novel BAND FAGS! It took Facebook two years to find that they have issues with the profile's content.

The social networking giant has removed the page and sent Polito the following message, which reads in part: "You created a Page that has violated our Terms of Use. A Facebook Page
is a distinct presence used solely for business or promotional
purposes. Among other things, Pages that are hateful, threatening, or
obscene are not allowed. We also take down Pages that attack an
individual or group, or that are set up by an unauthorized individual."

Kenneth in the (212) has published a statement from Polito:

"While I understand that the word "fag" is offensive to some
individuals, I find it ridiculous for Facebook to deem my fan page a
"violation" of terms without further looking into matters. This is
clearly a violation against me as a gay author.

I would contact Facebook with regards to this matter, but they make it
next to impossible to contact them regarding ANYTHING on their site."

Posted April 3, 2010 at 11:53am ETC by Steve Pep
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