12 Comments

  1. Tim Hayhoe
    9th June 2020 @ 2:24 pm

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-facebook/facebook-takes-down-white-nationalist-and-fake-antifa-accounts-idUSKBN23A06J?fbclid=IwAR0G3MkLZWfrq20VmmN4Xd1ZBsJGYZORu1kF2kOegK2NMRv9g9oM1j5UBUs

    Reportedly they were after fake Antifa accounts and white nationalists.
    It looks to me like a massive backfire really since everyone I know who had their account kicked in were either anti-nazi or had no political views.

    Possibly a case of finding someone ‘known’ to have dodgy politics (i.e. advocating violence basically) and then deciding every single person on their FB friends list was of the same twisted perversion, akin to smashing a pub window after one person only and throwing a few grenades in for everyone else.

  2. iggy-grainger
    9th June 2020 @ 2:43 pm

  3. LittleMissModette
    9th June 2020 @ 3:07 pm

    What FB have done is outrageous and I have started a petition please can everyone share and sign it, thank you:

    https://www.facebook.com/505625859519209/posts/3005216976226739/?d=n

  4. Robert Shaw
    9th June 2020 @ 3:27 pm

    This is an absolute farce. FB has long been going down a dodgy road. I’ve been watching and trying FB alternatives that have come and gone over the years, but we all seem to have handcuffed ourselves the FB.

    Thanks for the Photos and videos save tip. The old way of saving them from the albums page on FB has gone.

  5. fran
    9th June 2020 @ 3:39 pm

    I’ll be joining the forum and leaving Facebook

  6. demoneyes
    9th June 2020 @ 6:58 pm

    I left Facebook because it stopped being a good laugh so can’t wait for the new forum.

  7. Nick Medskæg
    10th June 2020 @ 4:51 pm

    I love the way the anti nazis go after the nazis by becoming the nazis.

    The reality is that some lad on a px 125 with an oi badge didn’t exterminate the Jews, didn’t keep slaves and ruin zillions of lives, didnt put children in slavish conditions in workhouses because the british eugenics programme see the lower classes as less than human, didnt create political systems in other people countries that persecuted the indigenous people, did not capture tribal people and show them at Earl’s Court in cages, didnt starve the irish and take away their land for some made fairy tale reason…… no that was our government and ruling classes, the people pointing the finger.

  8. MikeCollum
    15th June 2020 @ 7:33 am

    Politics aside, I think the title of this article hits a spot for me. I used to use the scooter related forums. Everyone seemed to be so positive and helpful. There were usually areas ‘to one side’ where people could discuss their views on the scene etc if they wanted. It was a time when I could expect a text regularly from friends around the country. After a while it became obvious that there were fewer and fewer posts and everyone was going over to Faceache. So, reluctantly, I re-registered and joined a few scooter related ‘groups’. It wasn’t long before I had given it the moniker Anti-social media. It has become a breeding ground for arseholes with nothing better to do than slag off everything that isn’t what they like. Some dedicated groups are OK, but you still get posts that appear to be looking down on others and telling then what they should or shouldn’t do with their own scoots etc. and if that wasn’t bad enough, even some of my friends have suggested that if I am not in touch with them on Faceache they aren’t going to bother telling me the rallies they intend to do the following year! What the f… is that about? It’s been suggested that I an unsociable because I have not ‘friended’ any of my mates….but I have phones and an e-mail address, we only live a few hours away from each other but it seems FB has turned everyone into lazy sods who insist on knowing everything instantly about everyone’s lives and telling everyone else everything about theirs too. I will be checking out the new forum…I only hope that it will be monitored and knob’eads removed asap.

  9. Andisocial
    21st June 2020 @ 10:01 pm

    Nice 1 Mike! Nail, head, hitting it…I am proud to say that out of principle I’ve never been on Farce Book, my sad pathetic life ain’t worth sharing & as to breakfast pics pfff! Cambridge Analytica aside I’ve seen actual real world communication (as Mike states) disappear into the ether where real world scenes suffer… A club, very close to my heart, that was hugely inclusive straddling generations of enthusiasts completely lost its way, & its democratic available to all website, when it went all Farce Book. Any idiot can use an easy to join easy to leave virtual world while bucketmouthing stuff that they know nothing about as they didn’t actually own a scooter in the 80’s…

  10. EddieStone
    22nd June 2020 @ 10:28 am

    I think the days when you can use the internet anonymously are at an end. Or should be. It may have been acceptable when the internet was in it’s infancy, but we know the power it has now. If you post something, or share something, you should be able to see where and who it came from.

    As for the forums, they hold a fantastic archive of information that is searchable and of great help. Some even still have photos! Some are soldiering on, luckily. Social media has no archive at all. Some excellent advice and problem solving is just lost into the ether,

  11. CatHSC
    23rd June 2020 @ 5:30 pm

    Is the forum still going ahead? I have ditched facebook & its endless list of groups & online clubs. We`d all be much better in one happy little forum!

    • Iggy
      25th June 2020 @ 8:36 am

      We’ve got somebody working on it now.

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