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August 27, 2010

Facebook Removes "Porn for Toomey" Spoof Page


When the Keystone Progress Action Fund learned that the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Pat Toomey received $4,800 in campaign contributions from Scott Banister -- an adult website owner -- they created the Porn for Toomey ("Because we recognize a pro at screwing people") spoof website.

They also created a Porn for Toomey spoof Facebook page:

There's no link to that because Facebook killed the page in a little more than 24 hours after the page went up.

According to Michael Morrill of Keystone Progress, the page was clearly labeled as a spoof and was attributed to the Keystone Progress Action Fund as the source of the content.

Now, mind you, the page wasn't called "Toomey for Porn" -- it was called "Porn for Toomey" -- which one could arguably say was a fact.

I guess Facebook just didn't want to in any way be associated with porn (except they do accept porn fan pages) or they just don't want misinformation or confusion about politicians on their site (except for pages like Barack Obama is a terrorist! or Obama is a muslim -- both of which have been up since before the 2008 election).

[sigh]
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2 comments:

spork_incident said...

Another example of why I quit FB.

Zuckerberg is scum personified.


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Joy said...

thanks for capturing that.

Oh, and this is yet another of the many reasons I don't do facebook.