Monday, August 17, 2015

Facebook pulls Compass story due to ‘abusive content’

Facebook has blocked a story link from The Compass website about a Byzantine monk’s battle with Facebook about his religious title.
GREEN BAY – A story about a Byzantine monk’s decision to legally change his name in order to use his religious title on Facebook — posted on The Compass website Aug. 14 and shared on its Facebook page that same day — was blocked by Facebook due to “abusive” content.

On Monday morning, Aug. 17, The Compass contacted Facebook seeking an explanation.

The incident began after The Compass interviewed Fr. Moses Wright, known to friends on Facebook as Hierodeacon Moses, about changing his name in order to comply with Facebook regulations on authentic identities. On Aug. 12, Facebook changed his profile name from Hierodeacon Moses to his given name, Michael Wright. The next day, Fr. Moses, who lives at Holy Resurrection Monastery in St. Nazianz, drove to the Manitowoc County Courthouse to begin the process of legally changing his name.
continue at The Compass

This is French Revolutionist.  It is ridiculous that Facebook is either woefully ignorant or blatantly persecuting Christians who have for 2,000 years beginning with Peter taken a religious name after birth.  As a social media platform I prefer Twitter anyway.  Facebook may be a juggernaut but I'm not sure it will stay that way if at a platform level it continues to push political positions.

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