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NARSOL calls on Zuckerberg, Facebook to change policy

Having already contacted Mark Zuckerberg by letter dated June 27, 2017, NARSOL has now released a nationwide press release hoping to bring additional pressure upon the social media giant to cease its nearly nine-year-old practice of barring registered citizens from creating or maintaining Facebook user accounts. Full Press Release

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How Would You Feel If Facebook Ended the Ban on Sex Offenders?

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About time!!

I also think all4consolaws should also write a letter with the 290 law where it say they can’t deny RSO right to do business with them. Maybe this will lead a lawsuit but I think now the time for us to write to facebook.

What a ridiculously shortsighted position to take. What’s to prevent Facebook from agreeing with the premise of this but saying “OK. But to ensure public safety, we’re going to stamp the word ‘SEX OFFENDER’ in bright red, bold font, right across those profiles”

I doubt a predator would be using their correct name and address to register on FB anyway. The whole thing is just stupid. The one’s to be afraid of are going to do what criminals do: find a way around it. Honest people using their correct info aren’t going to be a problem.

Governments should not be allowed to use Facebook since some of their citizens are prevented access. Should governments that violate that be sued and forced to stop?

For them it is a Liability issue. If there is a way they feel safe then they might be less restrictive. In any case it can and should be argued that the Courts and Probation prohibit people from accessing that site if they feel they need to. Facebook, need not act like the police

Here’s another injustice. Say a RC is also a shareholder of Facebook’s publicly traded stock. He/she can’t even go on their site despite being a part owner!

Who really gives a crap about being able to access Facebook? Much bigger fish to fry.

Most people would be better off in life without Facebook, I myself think there are much bigger issues than being on Facebook, but if someone wants to sue go ahead. I will not give a dime on this one. I want off the registry and then out of this country in that order.

Just an open thought here about FB being the public square or on the public square known as the internet: If you are going to restrict membership like they do, then need to be member driven by fee, not free. I say that because if you are using the public square known as the internet and making your membership free, then it really needs to be open to everyone regardless. I don’t care if you a publically traded company, like FB is, you need to be open to all regardless with free membership. To ensure your membership is what you want, you need to be fee driven then so you can allow who you want and remove who you want by your TOS.

Well, I just tried signing up on NextDoor.com, a neighborhood-based social network and, having filled out a couple of fields, email and address, I got the following message back:

“Address Problem

We’re sorry. An issue with your address is blocking your ability to join Nextdoor.

To fix this problem, please email us at accountaccess@nextdoor.com, and we will follow up as quickly as possible.

To speed up the process, it is helpful if you write to us using the same email address that you just used to sign up for Nextdoor and to confirm your name and full address (including unit number if you live at a multi-unit residence).

Our apologies for the inconvenience.”

Then, doing a Google search on NextDoors policies on sex offenders, I found this:

https://nextdoor.com/member_agreement/

“Address Verification. It is not OK to submit inaccurate registration information, or to register if you know you don’t meet our eligibility requirements. Providing false registration information violates our norms and could constitute a crime.
We make efforts to enforce our eligibility requirements, but please do not assume these processes are perfect. For example, we require members to verify their status as real-world residential neighbors, and we use public registries to identify and block registered sex offenders in the United States (and other countries where permitted) from registering for personal residential accounts.”

And all I was trying to do was to be neighborly! So, there’s that.

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