Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Is Facebook censoring Cindy Sheehan and putting out misinformation over her upcoming CIA protest at Langley?


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--Either Facebook is messing-up big time (usually the case), or they're lying and telling people on their service (used on communications airspace owned by the public) that the upcoming protest by Cindy Sheehan and other activists at CIA HQ in Langley, Virginia is canceled. According to a journalist I just communicated with, it is not.

Sheehan and her people had a Facebook page up announcing the visit with a link to Googlemaps for directions (possibly from former VP Dick Cheney's property). Journalists who are attending have told me that they expect arrests even though the event itself is completely legal. We'll see, but I think the time to call the lawyers is at hand.

If Facebook has done what I think they've done, it's going to be a PR problem for them to put it mildly.

Facebook's "Event Cancelled" notice as of this evening: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195727044034

The event route from Cheney's home to the CIA: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=115218600321747535998.00047c286d22dfd43cfae&ll=38.94757