Facebook bans and reinstates a trade unionist

Ostensibly Facebook banned trade unionist Derek Blackadder for networking too enthusiastically (ha, Facebook – hoist by your own petard). The conclusion people seem to have jumped to is that it’s because he was organising for his union – I’m not sure if this is the case. A lot of union stuff goes on on Facebook…

He’s back now – Facebook backed down again – although veteran union organiser Eric Lee doesn’t think Facebook is a good environment for union work.

The way I see it, these sites are like hyaenas who are interested in a larger animal which hasn’t moved for a long time. Is it dead yet? Can we eat it? Let’s try. Oof it kicked me! Back off, Back off.

We can use Facebook, Google etc, but we have to keep kicking.

HT Yish.


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