June 02, 2013
Facebook Blocks 'Star Spangled' Cover by Conservative Rockers
Yes IRS progressives, Facebook is with you too
Indie bands like Madison Rising need the power of social media more than a Radiohead or Rolling Stones. So when the conservative rockers' cover of The Star-Spangled Banner caught fire on sites like Facebook and Twitter last month it was very good news, indeed.As Howie said a couple days ago:
That social media love abruptly stopped, and it took weeks before the band's manager Richard Mgrdechian found out why. The answer has Mgrdechian wondering if the band's conservative bent made it a target[...]
The social media giant finally offered its rationale for the blockage earlier this week. The link in question was incorrectly identified as spam and blocked, but the problem had been rectified.
A search for the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra on Facebook today returns about 55,400 results and somehow I doubt those are all folks advocating against JihadOk.to.target.conservatives.but.must.not.offend.muslims.even.if.they.are.terrorists.