Earlier today I attempted to post to the BME group on Facebook. I generally share links to BME articles on both Myspace and Facebook. At first I was getting “no title” errors. I then tried to post the link via the “share” utility on Facebook to post it on my wall. It became clear then that Facebook deemed BMEzine.com an unfit URL to publish or even mentioned on their site..
Shortly after I posted on IAM, with a screenshot of the error that I was getting. Several other users mentioned they received both these messages when trying to add the URL to their profile, interests or sending the link to a friend on Facebook. Previously entered URLs remain unaffected.
“Some of the information you entered is not allowed on Facebook. Please try again.”
“Warning: This Message Contains Blocked Content. Some content in this message has been reported as abusive by Facebook users.”
I’ve already sent a few emails as well as made some calls to a few friends to see what can be done about it. One thing I know that works is getting users to speak out!
Select the following text and copy it, click the image below it to take you to their contact form, choose “other” and paste the text into the description box, click submit!
To whom it may concern..
It has come to my attention that Facebook has tagged www.BMEzine.com as a site that contains “abusive content” and all mention of the URL has been prohibited on Facebook.
This allegation is utterly untrue and I feel that on further investigation this decision should be overturned. BMEzine.com has been online for over a decade and is the largest online community site that documents body modification and ritual aspects of the body modifications culture.
Please look into this further and allow BME to continue their relationship with Facebook.
Thank you for your time.
Thank you for taking the time to write to Facebook. If they don’t think any of their users care about BME, they won’t remove the block.