On 2nd Nov 2014 Facebook disabled the Fluff Busting (FB) Purity fan page, and as per the last 2 times they did it, they gave no warning, notification or explanation.
Do Facebook really hate their users so much, that they would do this? At the time they disabled it the page had over 178,561 fans, the add-on receives consistently high reviews on the official browser add-on sites, and has even been reviewed and recommended in The Washington Post and CNET amongst other places. Many FBP users say they only continue using the Facebook site because of FB Purity. By disabling the FBP fan page they have attempted to cut off communication with the fans of FBP. I have emailed Facebook asking them to re-enable the page and give an explanation as to why they have taken it down.
I have created a new temporary FB Purity Fan Page to for letting the FBP users know the FBP news and to get feedback from the fans while I work to to get Facebook to restore the old page.
Please “Like” the new page and post your support for getting the old page back. Also if you know anyone that works at Facebook, ask them to try and find out what has happened to the FBP Fan Page. If you have a blog or are active on any forums, or work for any news sites or can submit the story to any news sites, please do, the more people that know about this the better. Facebook should not be allowed to get away with this Social Media atrocity.
As well as the new Fan Page (which could possibly be deleted at any time, as per Facebook’s usual fascistic tactics) you can also stay up to date with FB Purity News Sources that they can’t interfere with, such as:
FB Purity News on Twitter
FB Purity News on Google Plus
FB Purity News via Email
FB Purity News via RSS
Spread the word, plus if you have any ideas on how to get the Fan Page back, please share them.
Existing FBP users should update to the latest version which has been released today ( v12.7.0 ) you can do so by clicking the green Install Button on the FB Purity Install page, if you have never used FBP and would like to see why so many people absolutely love it and would not use Facebook without it, you can also install it via the same page
If you would like to support FB Purity’s never ending battle against Facebook, please spread the word about FB Purity and also if you are able:
Please Donate to show your appreciation for the endless work that goes into keeping FBP going despite all the obstacles Facebook throw in the way.
Steve ( FB Purity Creator & Developer )
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