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Mario Skyped me thusly:
If you send an email through facebook containing the keyword “wadja.com” … your message will be blocked. I really don’t know if the same happens with other social networks, but i call this Fascism. Blogs and twits should spread the word. It’s serious…. Note: Wadja is a new (killer)startup, a mobile social network, based in Athens. It’s not a small one. It has more than 1 million registered users (1,300,000 from 220 countries), and it’s developing quite fast. Check what official wadja blog says on the subject.
It isn’t necessarily fascist when the free service you depend on to provide free uninterrupted free open and unfettered free services for free decides it’d rather be more competitive and censor mentions of a competitor.
Do people really think Facebook is that nice and friendly?
Just because the architecture of the web is open and free doesn’t mean every website will be.
Yes it sucks that Facebook is putting it’s own survival ahead of functionality. And you can bet the system admins rolled their eyes when asked to put this on the blacklist. That or the legal team can manage the blacklist all by themselves.
Facebook is not a democracy my friends. It is not an open society. That doesnt’ make it fascist – it makes it a company that is trying to figure out how to make money so they can get bought by somebody and everyone can retire to a hookers/blow sunset.
Now if we’re talking abolishing habeas corpus, using the Geneva Conventions as toilet paper and imperialistic pre-emptive invasions and double-wide strollers? That’s fascist.