Questions raised after Facebook yanks popular ‘Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children’
(EXAMINER) Earlier this week, Facebook yanked the very active and popular “Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children,” the fan page for a blog of the same name that boasts over 600,000 likes. After numerous appeals, the page was restored but was unpublished again after about 24 hours without explanation. Facebook spokesman Fred Wolens told Examiner Thursday the page was removed due to content issues including hate speech and nudity, but page administrator Rick Ferran disputed that, calling the allegations “ludicrous.”
Moreover, we inspected the page and found nothing matching the allegations that were made, and requested photos or screenshots to corroborate the claim. Wolens said he could not provide a screenshot of the allegedly offensive material since it was removed and deleted per Facebook policy. Ferran, however, told Examiner that except for two photos — one using the word “cracker,” and one showing a swastika — nothing was removed.