Proof That Facebook is Censoring You

March 16, 2009
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On a hunch by Craig Thomler that Facebook censors references to the word Twitter, I decided to put my money where my fingers are and type some test updates.
You won’t believe this.
Take a look (in reverse chronological order):

Note how I inserted numbers into the 10 test posts.
When I refreshed the page and clicked to my […]


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On a hunch by Craig Thomler that Facebook censors references to the word Twitter, I decided to put my money where my fingers are and type some test updates.

You won’t believe this.

Take a look (in reverse chronological order):

10 Facebook status updates I wrote you will never see

Note how I inserted numbers into the 10 test posts.

When I refreshed the page and clicked to my personal wall of updates, take another look:

Two Facebook updates are not the same as twelve

The proof is in the screen shots.

Facebook is censoring you. Not just for profanity, but also for the word “Twitter” and even the phrase “Facebook sucks.” If this is legal, it’s a damn shame because I don’t like to be censored when talking to my friends.

UPDATE: As you will see from various comments below, my demo can only be repeated if you rapid-fire so many messages in a given time period. However, as Adriel refers below, there were other people over the course of several hours who witnessed Facebook censoring the word “Twitter” in updates.


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