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See what Facebook calls 'spam'
« on: June 10, 2013, 10:11:57 AM »


A new rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by rock band Madison Rising has had millions of views online, and among fans is one of the favorites for posting online at social media sites such as Facebook.

And the traffic reflected it, giving the band a huge boost in attention.

So when that attention suddenly plunged recently, band manager Richard Mgrdechian started tracking down the reason.

Wasn’t complicated.

He found that Facebook had labeled the song “spam” and had stripped it from the site.

He ultimately was able to get it removed from the “spam” list, but now questions just who did it and why it happened in the first place.

“I find it despicable that there are people out there who would tag what is rapidly becoming the most popular rendition of our national anthem as spam,” he said. “This is the 21st century version of burning the American flag.

“One would have to wonder why deletions on a mass scale would have happened to a pro-American, pro-military rock band that supports the Second Amendment?” he said. “It’s ironic that what is rapidly becoming the most popular rendition of the Star Spangled Banner would be ‘mistakenly’ marked as spam and deleted from the top social media site in the world. Pulled down the thousands of postings of the video that fans put up on their own walls.

“This situation ended up costing us tens of thousands of dollars in revenue. The pace we were on prior to those deletions was unprecedented, as was the sudden drop off as a result. It’s virtually impossible for a new band to be successful in this industry, and that was the closest Madison Rising has come so far,” he said.

Mgrdechian told WND that probably 95 percent of the independent band’s publicity comes through social media, as it has no mega-corporation backing it.

He said people by the thousands had been sharing word of the band, which had caused a major spike in music and merchandise sales.

But when it was taken down, fans found they couldn’t even re-post it.

He said the band eventually got more than 500 complaints from fans that Facebook had banned it.

Mgrdechian said he finally was told by Facebook that the video mistakenly was classified as spam and it was taken down.

He said it then could be reposted.

At Breitbart, writer Christian Toto said Mgrdechian remains suspicious about the attack given the band’s right of center foundation.

“We would be the perfect target for a coordinated censorship attack from the left,” he told Toto.

WND previously reported on the band’s efforts to boost familiarity with its “Banner” performance.

It came after comedian Daniel Tosh pointed out, “No one has ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ on their iPod.”

The band set up a goal of reaching one million views by last election, and easily reached that goal. Then they followed with a challenge to reach 5 million by July 4.

They’re already beyond 3.5 million.

It’s not the first time the popular band has moved beyond key signatures and refrains to social commentary, with titles such as “Right to Bear,” “Honk if You Want Peace” and “Hallowed Ground.”

The members make a point of saying, “This band is on a mission to not only make great music, but also send a message that American culture is alive and well.”

The song also can be downloaded directly to iPods and other devices.

The band reported that it, too, was on a roll, partnering with the National Anthem Celebration Foundation to help increase awareness of and appreciation for the anthem.

It recently has appeared in Orlando, Los Angeles, Orange County, New York and Clovis, N.M. Coming gigs are in Washington; Lancaster, Pa.; Harrisburg, Pa.; numerous Texas locations; and several places in Michigan and North Carolina.

This summer, the band will perform at the famed Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D., which annually attracts hundreds of thousands of riders.

Band members explain their aim to promote “liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility.”


Source: http://www.wnd.com/2013/06/see-what-facebook-calls-spam/
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Re: See what Facebook calls 'spam'
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 01:11:52 PM »

What can you expect? Facebook is a CIA front group, and they are interned run by this regime, can't have anything patriotic on there don't you know. Once again this is bullshit on an unprecedented scale.
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Re: See what Facebook calls 'spam'
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 01:28:11 PM »

I Wish all of these Millions of People Would Wake Up and Stop Using  F.B. , I never use F.B. and never Will , it is just a Huge Data Collection Site , and the Information Collected is Kept Forever .These young People don't have a Clue what they are doing ..Posting there every Move and Thought , where they are ,where they have been , where they are going . Stupidity Reigns in this Country , From the Top , Down.
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Re: See what Facebook calls 'spam'
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 06:48:05 PM »

I'm not trying to take sides here but there is one major flaw in the FB "rating" system. If a posing gets a certain number of dislikes, FB computer systems will automatically disable it, with no manual intervention. This means that enough liberals, or the same liberal enough times, can trigger the auto disable,

My wife and I only use FB to play their games. Someone hacked my wife's account "friends" list and sent out a bunch of Victoria Secret photos as if she had sent them. FB blocked her and if though we complied with all their requests, they never did unblock her. I had to create a new email account for her so she could start playing her games again.

Other than the games, I don't post things. I might respond when my daughter posts a picture or video of my grandson.
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Re: See what Facebook calls 'spam'
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 06:56:48 PM »

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but there is one major flaw in the FB "rating" system

A similar problem; I use the "Web of Trust" add on to my Firefox browser. I find many good family / conservative
sites labeled as "dangerous" by the liberal lurkers. I always add a rating to negate the libs. These libs are pure human trash
with no sense of honor, truth or any other decent virtue!
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