Because…“violation of Community Standards.”

Or, as we call it, censorship.

Via IBT.

Facebook has begun cracking down on users who use “deplorable” in their profile names, forcing them to change them because it violates the social media company’s Terms of Service. Hundreds of supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump embraced the label after Democratic rival Hillary Clinton said: “You can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.”

According to the social media network’s community standards, users are required to use their real names and information….

Facebook has come under fire for its highly controversial real name policy in the past as well.

In December 2015, the company was forced to refine its policy after it sparked a fierce backlash and protests from civil liberties groups who argued that it caused issues for many transgender people, victims of domestic violence and political refugees who often use pseudonyms online to protect themselves.

In February last year, Facebook drew sharp criticism from Native Americans who reported their accounts kept getting suspended for using “fake names”. In October 2014, the social media company was forced to apologise to members of the LGBT community for any hardship caused due to its policy.


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  1. deaves1 says:

    We’re gonna need a bigger basket for all these DEPLORABLES.

  2. Gordon says:

    I have ceased using Facebook for many reasons such as this and the same FB attitude from many Facebook users.

  3. pamelarice says:

    And in the meantime: Glenn Reynolds, aka @instapundit over on the twitterverse is suspended for daring to imply that if your vehicle is surrounded by violent rioters bent on pulling people from their cars that you protect yourself by the “run them over” strategy. As I said on twitter: “some speech is more equal than others”

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