The obscure and vague guidelines used for Facebook material have seemingly adopted double-standards once more. This time round, the gay dating site Manhunt’s page has become a victim of, it seems to be, unscrupulous behaviour from Facebook.
The increasingly popular gay dating site brand said its Facebook pages were removed without prior notice early in April. It is not that common for Facebook to interfere with Facebook pages, particularly targeting its sexual leaning.
Manhunt exposed this stunt and alludes to it in more detail on their site as explained in the account below.
It appears that none of the administration on their page got any type of prior warning or even a message with an explanation as to what length of time it would be inoperative. The pages just disappeared over night. The screen cap is now in place on the page where it used to reside.
It seems that Manhunt’s admin has been repeatedly filling out online forms one after another on Facebook, and written countless e-mails to any Facebook address available to seek information for the reason for the page being removed and what can be done to have it restored. So far, one e-mail was returned that gave out very little information. Even though Facebook doesn’t claim to hold any prejudices, it seems this time it is showing its true colours.
It appears that this isn’t the first incident when a gay Facebook presence was suspiciously moderated. It was only a month ago when Facebook moderators were criticised for covering up an insignificant image of two males kissing who were doing it as a response to homophobia.
Even though the content of the dating site may appear a little bit over the top at times, it did not deserve to being totally banned with no notice given.
This is a blow to Manhunt’s members, as they use Facebook as a way of linking up other friends within the gay community.