Facebook has stopped accepting my SST posts

Any thoughts?  pl

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55 Responses to Facebook has stopped accepting my SST posts

  1. EEngineer says:

    Your ratings have become high enough for the Borg to notice.
    Dissent it permitted, but you’re not allowed to arouse the in public.

  2. Jeff says:

    Well, I just spent two days making things work (ie publishing posts to my facebook account).
    Perhaps they just changed the version of the API you use to publish your posts to Facebook (or totally deprecated the old version you were still using), so you’d need some software upgrades to make it work again, or update your account to explicitly allow the blog to post things to your Facebook account.

  3. steve g says:

    Col Lang:
    It could mean you are now viewed as
    fake news and not following the chosen
    meme or part of the alt-right counter
    information that is also being eliminated
    from many social media sites. Or are they
    the same?

  4. Degringolade says:

    In my mind, that is the highest praise that little gaggle of pukes could give you.
    While you didn’t make the cut for the original “Russian Collaborator” list, my guess is that they have relegated you to “fake news” which implies that you don’t agree with their flavor of newspeak (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newspeak)
    Piss on them…keep it up

  5. different clue says:

    Over the last few days there has been a large series of attacks against computer systems scattered all over the world. Last night from work I tried getting onto one of the websites to do with my continuing education requirements and both Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Explorer refused to link to it; branding it “compromised” and “subject to theft of information”. Our IT help desk viewed my efforts remotely and said it wasn’t our computer system, it was the website I was trying to get. When I asked if it might be part of this wave of attacks, she said it could be.
    If other people are randomly reporting Facebook refusal to accept posts, it might be due to this attack event. If Facebook accepts your posts again after this attack event has been totally resolved and cleaned up and is not-happening-anymore all over the world, then it could have been due to that.
    If Facebook continues rejecting your posts after the attack and its aftermath have all been totally stopped and cleaned up and all damage fixed, then it is probably deliberate on Facebook’s part. In which case, Facebook should be targetted for long-term sustained vengeance-action. Smarter people than I could figure out how to do that effectively enough to make Facebook hurt.

  6. Pajarito says:

    Putin strikes again! You are in good company. Thank you Colonel, sir, for continuing to publish. Your site is a twice daily read for me, and I value the perspective of you and your committee.

  7. Clonal Antibody says:

    You might find this article relevant – The Facebook Rules
    Click down to the Section “The Facebook Rules”

    Facebook has used these rules to train its “content reviewers” to decide whether to delete or allow posts. Facebook says the exact wording of its rules may have changed slightly in more recent versions. ProPublica recreated the slides

  8. Annem says:

    Did they offer an explanation? This is something very serious.

  9. John Minnerath says:

    Censorship? I’ve been expecting to see them follow their liberal views about what they allow to show.

  10. Hal says:

    I found I could post the url of your latest entry on my own FB page. Not sure what that means for you but it is info, anyway.

  11. Charlie Wilson says:

    Consider it a godsend. Get rid of it altogether.

  12. robt willmann says:

    I do not use Facebook and so I do not know any of its policies, or procedures for using it. Given reports that are likely valid that Google, Facebook, etc. have a slant on things and are not neutral after all, the possibility of blacklisting could exist.

  13. Alaric says:

    Censorship? Maybe a tech glitch on their sid?Your posts are intelligent, thought out and polite. I hope it is not censorship because censoring you is little more than censorship of opposing ideas. fthat said, I see a nice biz opportunity for free thoughts now that Google (YouTube), Facebok, etc are in the censorship game
    PS: it doesn’t take much. I got banned from democratic underground for defending Hezbollah during the 2006 war. I was quite polite. The red line for these sites is an intelligent challenge of their Borg programming. That is much more offensive than offensive language to them.

  14. wisedupearly says:

    Try logging into your account.
    You may find that that your account has been suspended due to a claim that you are not who you say you are. Or that your posts are malicious etc.
    If enough influential people pressure the Facebook curators you can loose your account.

  15. turcopolier says:

    Facebook has deleted my posts for the last 12 months. pl

  16. different clue says:

    Deleted your posts for the last 12 months? Well, that sounds deliberate , then.
    Some of the people who read Facebook are genuine searchers for information. More and more people are adopting Facebook as their default or even only go-to place for news and information. What kind of action could a collective membership take against Facebook to cause it so much pain as to force it to restore the deleted posts and unblock future posts?
    Would it make sense for various commenters here to talk about what Facebook has just done on all sorts of different blogs and communities to give many people a chance to pour fire into Facebook’s position from all points of the compass?
    Would well-crafted twitter-hashtags on the subject trend fast and furious enough so as to humiliate Facebook in public? Is it worth the experiment on the part of people who have Twitter and a way with words and hashtags?

  17. Clonal Antibody says:

    That is when all the fake news coverage started in response to the anti Hillary Clinton news was happening – when it was looking that Sanders could beat her. All anti establishment news were banished. Tour blog would be considered anti-establishment – your term for it is anti-borg.

  18. Fred says:

    That sounds like Mark Zuckerberg’s “news curators” from 2016 are still in action to enforce the narrative.

  19. walter says:

    Is it possible to ask Facebook directly and ask them what is going on?

  20. turcopolier says:

    I have done that. No response as yet. pl

  21. Plantman says:

    Colonel, they buried your site on google too.
    Sometimes I google to sic semper tyrannis from my iPad and it has always been placed as the second listing under that heading. But today I had to look through two pages just to find an April posting made by one of your guest commenters
    What the heck is going on????

  22. Ishmael Zechariah says:

    I second this. Keeping SST going is a good answer to these dweebs. If they close the server, there are other places the site can migrate to.
    Ishmael Zechariah

  23. Outrage Beyond says:

    re: “Marshall apparently is a closet Zionist”
    Nothing closeted about it. He’s a self-declared Zionist and a rather smug, self-satisfied and arrogant one to boot. One who is also greatly lacking in knowledge of his beloved apartheid state. A reason I haven’t read his site in years. Good riddance.

  24. ann says:

    A year? You deserve a raise for persistence.

  25. Your site is a great resource & I frequently link to & quote to your site in the Facebook political debate forums I’m in & they link are posted fine (I just linked/posted the Hersh post from yesterday & it’s published on Facebook fine) — it
    could be that some people or malicious bot flags/reports your posts to be taken down (if a post is flagged, a Facebook bot or moderator reviews it for forbidden links such as spam or hate speech but there is also a bot algorthymn that removes/suspends posts if enough people report/flag it)
    I wonder if some entity has targeted your account with a bot program to click ‘report/flag’ hundreds of times whenever you post (such bot software is common & easy to purchase, usually used to generate clicks & ad revenue) to reduce your influence/reach such as perphaps some intel agency from Saudi Arabia, Israeli, or neocon faction within the CIA?

  26. Stumpy says:

    It would appear that a counter to Trump’s Great Southern Wall the liberal community is building a cyber-wall around itself. I have not survived moderation on a few forums and have decided it’s not worth my time as their minds are firmly fixed and unchangeable.
    Which brings up a concern I’ve had regarding many of the sites that provide a forum for a deeper analytical discussion of events, that being the possibility that once the corporate powers gain control of the Internet, they will block anything they wish, as net neutrality is neutered. Much of the web content resides on Amazon infrastructure, and with entities such as Time Warner and Disney controlling content, how does a committee of correspondents find itself if the plug is pulled?

  27. Kutte says:

    So the Borg stops you from reaching the public. A while ago you patiently explained the difference between the “Borg” and the “Deep State”, and I think (or hope) I understood. But for all intents and purposes, does it make a difference? Maybe it does and I just don’t see it.

  28. Kassandra says:

    Well, the ministry of truth felt some need for action…

  29. Old Microbiologist says:

    It is a vexing problem. I began using Facebook to keep in touch with my kids and it has worked okay, but not great, for that. Then I discovered I could use it to offend my libtard friends out there but most have unfriended me since. Only my conservative friends remain and my family, with the exception of those that are still in California and liberal beyond the norm. I am persona non grata for that half of the family. The liberals cannot permit any rhetoric that is not acceptable to them. Find that a chilling revelation.
    My point is that Facebook is becoming a very heavily censored platform for any serious thought. The same is true for Reddit as well by the way. I don’t use anything else except GAB which is completely uncensored and worth a look. You can say anything there.

  30. Bandit says:

    If you are being banned on facebook and other news sources, then you have been recognized as one of the honorable discussion groups: those people or sites that are producing honest, hard facts and reporting, as opposed to fake news. You are now a designated enemy of the borg.
    Why would anyone with half a brain use facebook for real news or honest reporting or discussion? I cannot see that you have lost a valuable audience among the lazy, distracted, predisposed non-critical-thinking masses. In your own way, you are joining the ranks of Seymour Hersh who is now banned from all US news outlets. Keep up the good work!

  31. JMH says:

    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. -Mahatma Gandhi
    IMO, more reason to keep the name SST, a name that has them worried.

  32. Cee says:

    Heh, did you laugh like I did when Josh posted sone porn by accident?
    Same happened to me and I no longer receive anything from TPM.

  33. b says:

    A technical(?) hiccup between Typepad and Facebook.
    Current Typepad login message:
    We are aware that posts are no longer being shared to Facebook. We are working to resolve this issue. In the meantime, you may copy the URL of your published post and manually share it on your Facebook profile or page.

  34. anonymous says:

    hi turcopolier
    want me to have a word with mark,I seeing him monday

  35. turcopolier says:

    That could be but why have my FB posts for the last 12 months disappeared? pl

  36. turcopolier says:

    FB is a private company, not any part of the Deep State (if there were one). If the government wanted to act against me I would be facing legal action. Stand by. pl

  37. turcopolier says:

    I have been doing this for 12 years. pl

  38. turcopolier says:

    I received the following from Typepad:
    Thanks for contacting Typepad support. Yesterday, we discovered that Facebook had disabled the connection to Typepad. Facebook did this without warning to Typepad and without a valid reason. We are in communication with Facebook to determine why they made these changes and how to restore sharing and connecting to Facebook from Typepad as quickly as possible.
    Until the underlying problem is resolved, you will not be able to connect to Facebook or share posts to a Facebook profile or page. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    We have been updating Twtiter – https://twitter.com/typepad – with information regarding our progress.
    If you have any questions, please let us know.
    Typepad Community & Support
    We would love to hear your feedback about our services!

  39. ex-PFC Chuck says:

    I just searched “sic semper tyrannis” on Duck Duck Go and this blog came up second (Headline: “Sic Semper Tyrannis (Col. P. Lang) – turcopolier.typepad.com”), after the Wikipedia page on the translation and history of the phrase.

  40. Richard Ong says:

    Climate change.

  41. Fool says:

    Respectfully, if the government wanted to act against you via censorship, then isn’t it the government that would be facing legal action?
    Alas, the media platform vouchsafed by Facebook, a private company, is not bound by the First Amendment. I think now I understand why the FTC has allowed them to monopolize digital publishing.

  42. Stumpy says:

    Given the horrific content that Facebook has allowed, as in explicit violence and perversion, the notion that they would censor academic or political discussions that appear to askew of the venue’s political bias, shows them to be corrupt. By signaling that they are willing to censor ideologically their customer base could fracture. Imagine groups like the NRA and AFP blacklisting them.
    Granted, they are not a utility, they are a private corporation, and surely they do what benefits them financially. The Typepad cutoff may be construed as a block of competitive platforms, but actual deletion of historical posts without reason smacks of oligarchy, or at least liberal pandering. Imagining a formal Zuckerberg+Bezos+Gates+Page+Hollywood cartel is not a stretch.

  43. Fool says:

    This is very disturbing to hear.
    As I know many readers of SST lean libertarian, perhaps it’s time to acknowledge that the private sector and government are not two separate, compartmentalized spheres.
    Market power confers political power and vice versa. That the Zuckerbergs (or Bezoses, et al), against whom no one can compete, can monopolize strategic bottlenecks in our economy — like toll booths positioned along essential functions in our daily lives — unperturbed by any enforcement of antitrust laws is a violation of fundamental American values and jurisprudence.
    This economic status quo is a political construct; the shameful censorship by a private company of an American hero exercising his constitutional right to criticize the political status quo illustrates that.

  44. Stumpy says:

    PS – Here is a link to a story re: conservative page that went askew of Facebook in 2013:

  45. DuckDuckGo.com is now the only search engine I use. It is better than Google because it doesn’t use filter-bubbles.

  46. different clue says:

    I always change the URL to http://www.alltheweb.com ( which is Yahoo) and search there. I just type in Pat Lang. Sic Semper Tyrannis always comes up first or second for me. Maybe their computers detect me going to that so often that that is what their screen posts for me.

  47. different clue says:

    I do not have Facebook and do not know how it works. I know that many ordinary people have Facebook and will continue to have it.
    If people who have Facebook and also read SST were to post on their Facebook site about SST, would those posts get through? If they included Sic Semper Tyrannis as a spelled-out name without any links or addresses which could be blacked out? And if they said the reason they include no links or addresses is because Facebook is censoring the links and addresses? And encourage their Facebook reader/followers to look up SST by hand? And keep posting and posting and posting?
    Would that keep getting the word out and spreading? And if hundreds of thousands of people did this for days and weeks and months, would that humiliate Facebook out of trying to censor such hand-typed posts as well?

  48. turcopolier says:

    You don’t understand. If the government wants to shut me up they will go after me legally for something simple minded like espionage. They have all the lawyers in the world and there would be little or no liability in doing that. pl

  49. Lefty says:

    Col, At the bottom is a link to a ZDNET article (they’re a good tech rag if you’re not familiar with them) on Facebook’s automated algorithms to detect “terrorism”. While the article is about the intrusive access the “moderators” get when that happens it gives insight into their process that may be germane. It would not be surprising to find that the discussions here trip a simple minded algorithm or that an equally simple minded moderator does something equally stupid.
    OTOH, if there is a Typepad Facebook muck up it could be that simple. FWIW, SST comes up #3 for me when I ask the Google, after only the state of Virginia flag and the Wikipedia entry. That’s pretty good placement.

  50. jake says:

    They won’t set the lawyers on you. They don’t want to make you a martyr or give you publicity. They don’t want to be seen to be denying you your right to free expression… they just want that others don’t get to hear you.

  51. Paul says:

    Others have gotten around this by posting a brief synopsis in the post but placing the link in the comments field. That seems to work.

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