Just a word of warning. A facebook group called “John Key has let down New Zealand” has just been closed for violations of the user agreement. This group had 16.000 members and was one of the most active political facebook pages in NZ. The group was closed and had an extremely tight team of moderators and there is absolutely no reason for this other than that John Key’s PR team is trying to shut down dissent and people organizing online.
They did the same with the Vinny Eastwood Youtube channel about a week before the elections based in the same reasoning. They must have a team of lawyers sitting up there in the Beehive going over all our websites and facebook pages to see if they can shut them down. This is outrageous! Welcome to censure and spying and shutting down dissent. But hey, no conspiracies here! Our government would not do that no sire
I rather suspect that there is somewhat more to this story based on the number of pages set up by people banned from that facebook page.
However the fact remains that Facebook appears to becoming complicit in shutting down sites critical of John Key and the his government.
Comments please. I’d be particularly interested in the reasons given by facebook for shutting both this page and Vince’s facebook page.