~ Food Has Power ~
On June 8th, 2011 Sayer Ji, founder of the natural medical database GreenMedInfo.com found that his website had been black-listed by Facebook as “abusive” and “spam.” He received no notice from Facebook explaining this action, nor received any response to his numerous requests for an explanation.
What is most outrageous about this designation is that anyone who receives Page posts on Facebook must “Like” that page in order to receive them. If you no longer wish to receive a Page’s posts you simply do not fan them – Simple. How can anything posted by that Page be rightly construed as “spam” or “abusive” if the person receiving them has explicitly chosen to receive that content? There may be more going on then simply a few user complaints, if they even existed in the first place…..
Sayer has been an outspoken critic of pharmaceutical drugs, the FDA/AMA/WHO and related conventional medical organizations and their practices, and has provided a rather large body of peer-reviewed and published medical data to substantiate his criticisms. He also provides his Facebook fan base (12,000+) an entirely evidence-based resource on natural medicine without charge, to which he continually refers to in his posts. He often points out research on the superiority of natural substances to drugs and some of these posts have been shared close to 3,000 times by those who were compelled by the information. Is this why Facebook considers the site spam? Or is it because our information runs directly contrary to the marketing claims of their advertisers?
Please help “unspam” this source of independent and free media in 3 easy steps.....
1) “Liking” the Page (if you are not already a fan). http://www.facebook.com/greenmedinfo
2) Post a GreenMedInfo.com url (e.g. http://www.greeenmedinfo.com) to your profile or our fan page wall.
3) When the Facebook warning box comes up saying “This message/site contains blocked content that has previously been flagged as abusive or spammy. Let us know if you think this is an error.” follow the prompts and report this an error and the site NOT to be spam.
Thank you for your support!
P.S. This action by Facebook has stretched beyond simple censorship, but has maligned the name and reputation of GreenMedInfo.com. You are not even allowed to type our name “Greenmedinfo.com” in a text box on Facebook without it reporting this as “abusive” or “spam,” Farenheit 451-style. IF we decide to leave Facebook to protest this treatment please stay in touch. If you have not already please join our email list: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/content/newsletter Our site is enabled for commentary and forum activity for registered users. You can register here: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/user/register
Cameron and I have already developed a Facebook-like blog stream (1,500 are already archived from Facebook) which will soon be live on our site and will maintain the high quality educational content we have been producing on our Facebook page for several years.