Facebook has restored the fan page of an anti-scam site after earlier turfing out the Bulldog Estate. The expulsion, decried by security watchers, meant that a site which serves the useful purpose of warning about survey scams and malware on Facebook disappeared off the social network. Scam Snipper, another similar service, …
Perhaps Someone Complained
I wonder if they upset a scammer who then complained to FB who didn't investigate it properly.
I don't know about Facebook...
...but they should be kicked off the net for crimes against webpage design!
All those different font sizes and styles made my eyes bleed before I could read more than a few lines!
I haven't seen anything quite like that since geocities departed from this virtual world!
FB only allows weak language. We know this.
It seems like Facebook are making a lot of "mistakes" recently - they have an automated system to identify and remove "spammy" apps which seems most of the time to trash perfectly good apps and leaves the spammy ones behind. FB have kept saying that its a "mistake" but then they say they can't restore the deleted application...
Surely there can only be so many "mistakes" before they stop being mistakes and it becomes pure incompetence.
Yep; I'd bet the scammers mounted a campaign to 'report' the page; perhaps an automated one.
What's the betting that FB has a system to drop pages urgently (without human oversight) if enough reports with a similar reasoning are received in a short time period?
Anti-scam fan page on FB
Does anyone else see the irony here?
Tony Mazan, the owner of The Bulldog Estate
I first read that as Tarzan, a quick double take then registered as Tarmazipan.
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015
- China in MONOPOLY PROBE into Microsoft: Do not pass GO, do not collect 200 yuan
- BuzzGasm! Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS