‘Facebook Blackout’ event, administrator mysteriously disappears from Facebook, reappears

fbcensorship“Facebook Blackout,” an event protesting Facebook’s “arbitrary and capricious” policy enforcement, suddenly and mysteriously disappeared, along with the timeline of one of its administrators.

As of early Friday, the event was closing in on 20,000 attendees who said they would temporarily suspend their accounts for 24 hours on August 25.

I am waiting for information from Facebook, but I’ve been told that “troll” activity has spiked considerably over the last three days.

Much more to come on this.

Stand by…

Update:  It’s looking more and more like this was the work of hackers.

Update 2: The event is back online, seems it was accidentally deactivated when the main admin deactivated his account early…

Nevertheless, I have received reports that online trolls are going spastic.  More on that…


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A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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