1. donna burnell
    June 29, 2010 @ 12:50 am

    I have boycott bp sticker on my car. Is BP going to come after my vehicle too? this is nonsense. What were we supposed to call them? That company that murdered the Gulf?
    Donna Burnell


  2. Nancie barnett
    June 29, 2010 @ 1:32 am

    what ever happen to FREEDOM OF SPEECH??!! i think the execs of facebook must be in BP’s pocket or have stock in BP or something. It is incredible to me that they would cave in to BP’s strong armed techniques!! SHAME ON FACEBOOK!!


  3. Rain
    June 29, 2010 @ 2:03 am

    I think a better statement than having a bumper sticker on your car would be not to drive that car. Just sayin’.


  4. Is Facebook trying to silence the BP Boycott? (via ) « Brent Crude @ 6 Love
    June 29, 2010 @ 3:56 am

    […] Is Facebook trying to silence the BP Boycott? (via ) by Brent Crude on June 29, 2010 A few hours ago, Facebook censors removed the Boycott BP fan page, which had almost 800,000 members. It's unclear why Facebook took the boycott page down. The page's creator Lee Perkins, who goes by the moniker "Bayou Lee," immediately created a new page, calling it Boycott bp/Arco. Bayou Lee wrote: I can't believe they shut us down with no explanation. I could not even say goodbye to my friends. We must have been doing something right. Bayou Lee … Read More […]


  5. morris
    June 29, 2010 @ 4:47 am

    Chances of Oil Spill being sabotage


  6. heather
    June 29, 2010 @ 4:59 am

    yeah, or “the region formerly known as the gulf”…


  7. Louise
    June 29, 2010 @ 6:07 am

    Breaking News!!!

    The above mentioned Boycott BP group on Facebook has just been restored!!!

    Just how long it will be left up this time is anybody’s guess…


  8. Hippiecowboy420
    June 29, 2010 @ 7:05 am

    I guess Fasebook doesn’t want to be boycotted by their user’s


  9. Cassib
    June 29, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    I received the following message when I tried to set up a Facebook page:

    Our automated system will not approve the name “BP Executives should voluntarily suspend their salaries until the Gulf is cleaned up” because it contains a word or phrase that is blocked to prevent the creation of unofficial or otherwise prohibited Pages. If you believe this is an error, please contact our Customer Support team.


  10. Chelle
    June 29, 2010 @ 8:05 am

    I am an admin on another Boycott BP page and we too got the “authentication request”. Our page has the flaming finger on the icon and has been in danger of being shut down for weeks. We believe it is the issue of copyright infringement, but then again, since the creation of the page we have managed to accumulate over 15000 members in a little over one month.


  11. Melissa
    June 29, 2010 @ 8:20 am


  12. Donde | Facebook elimina BOYCOTT BP y deja tirados 800.000 fans
    June 29, 2010 @ 10:59 am

    […] El nuevo grupo abierto por Lee perkins es Boycott-bpARCO Fuentes: CNN iReport y Citizenvox. […]


  13. Danny
    June 29, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    I left facebook for this reason. I no longer trust them. Facebook is in BP’s pocket.


  14. matuvu
    June 29, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

    i strongly believe BP is taking measures against Facebook, wanting to remove everything BP related as there is a so called infringement on their name (which is probably copyrighted)

    Imagine you are Facebook and get a bunch of letters by lawyers urging you to take measures against copyright infringements or otherwise they’ll try to take your service down.

    Fot BP it is the easiest way to get rid of the 1000000+ Pages against them. They are paying enough for the lawyers anyway these days…
    We all know they’d do a much better job hiring some decent damage controllers (using new media)
    But well, they’re not trying to do so many things…

    Imho, Facebook should clearly state this on their blogpages. Just indicating why they are requesting the verification. It would explain alot.

    If fanpages are not allowed, I guess we all should change our avatar into something ‘against’ facebook.
    That way, FB needs to check all avatars, or shut it’s service down. And that would be great anti-news ‘FB shut down by BP’ 😉


  15. matuvu
    June 29, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

    I just meant: If fanpages are not allowed, I guess we all should change our avatar into something ‘against’ BP.


  16. Jenny B.
    August 17, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    Whatever happened to “free speech?”


  17. Facebook owes 700,000 users better explanation on decision to take Boycott BP fan page down « CitizenVox
    December 25, 2010 @ 3:36 am

    […] mysterious disappearance of the Boycott BP fan page from Facebook last night was, apparently, a mistake caused by Facebook’s automated system, or […]


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