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Censorship

Submission + - Facebook censors and threatens users

Zyrill writes: A german IT-news site reports that Facebook not only censors user content as reported before it also threatens users that still try to post messages containing references to censored material. The case in question concerns the site Lamebook which is now being sued by Facebook for alleged trademark infringement.

Lamebook apparently snips funny Facebook messages and pictures and lists them on their site. When a user tries to post a link or even mention the word Lamebook on Facebook now, posting of messages is impossible. In an even crasser instance, a user named Kev is threatened by Facebook after posting a joke: he goes "KNOCK KNOCK!" whereupon a Natalie asks "Who's there?" Kev:" LAME..." Nat:" Lame who?" Somebody using the account "Facebook" posts: "Hey Kev, I wouldn't finish that joke if I were you." Compare here

Can anybody confirm this isn't just a hoax? I mean, how sick is this — it's 2010 and not 1984!

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