UPDATE: 22ND OCTOBER 2019
Well I thought I was doing well by not having any of my Facebook live videos removed for two weeks now. Guess I was wrong. Again, every single live video I have done in the last two weeks form my FB page Racing Pigeon International has been removed over night. Including 4 video posts I boosted and Facebook took £50 from me to promote!
How can this be right that a few jealous people can just report my videos and Facebook just removes them without any notification or justification?
I will continue my quest no matter how long it takes to get ALL of my live videos reinstated.
(In the meantime all of the video replays can been see on the RPI Youtube channel here)
AN OPEN LETTER TO FACEBOOK.
Facebook. You are inadvertently supporting the bullying and harassment of people using your site.
While I understand that you as a company had to take action due to the horrific nature of people using your platform to try and spread their hate, the systems you have in place are inadvertently harming good people trying to do good things with your platform.
For the past three months I have been the target of bullying and harassment on your platform while trying to build up my business and following on Facebook.
A large percentage of my posts and Facebook live videos have been removed as a result of people reporting them.
For the past two month I have had many Facebook live videos removed and over the last 6 days EVERY single live video I have done on my personal profile and my business page have been removed.
I have had no notification of the removal and only realised they were removed when people asked me where they were.
I even did paid advertising on some of the videos from last 6 days which were accepted twice by your ads department. There is nothing wrong these videos. They do not go against your community standards in anyway.
You will see videos I have done in the last few days have have tens of thousands of views and are liked by many people with people thanking me for doing them.
You will see that only a few horrible jealous people are the ones reporting these videos and posts.
I plan or planned to built up my following and business on your platform but it is impossible to do with the situation as it is. Your system should be made that your support staff actually review the content being reported instead of them just being taken down automatically . Every single video that has been removed should NEVER have been taken down.
I have worked very hard over the last 6 months because the sport of racing pigeons needs promoting. I plan to use facebook to help promote the sport but I find it impossible to do as things currently are.
Your systems need to change. It should not be so easy for people insistent on harassment and bullying to do this to good people on your platform.
If I were a different type of person I would give up as a result of things as they have been. It’s depressing that all my hard work just vanishes because of this situation. People should know that content they put out on your platform is safe from being targeted if it does not break any of your standards and policies. As a company you rely on paid advertising. Some of the content removed over the last few days has been paid for and ultimately you have earned money from as a company. This is simply not fair.
Therefore, I would ask that EVERY post and live video I have done and shared from my www.facebook.com/marklyfordpigeons account and my business page www.facebook.com/RacingPigeonInternational that have been removed be manually reviewed and be put back up urgently.
I will not give up until this stops and my hard work and content is back online as it should be.
Please Facebook, take this seriously and change the way you do things. It should not be so easy for people to intimidate others by simply clicking a report button.
Racing Pigeon International Ltd