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RSN™ Editorial: At War With Facebook

For Many Years We Have Had A Love / Hate Relationship With Facebook!

We have been publishing about scammers on Facebook for about 13 years in various forms, and RSN has had its own dedicated Main Page since the beginning of 2010.

In 2016 we had an all-out attack on us by scammers and other anti-scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. Hate Groups. This resulted in the loss of personal profiles and all the work that was associated with them, naturally Facebook is happy to attack real people but consistently ignores the hundreds of millions of fakes on their platform.

In 2017 scammers used the “Hate Speech” approach to kill posts and pages about scamsScams A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime -  is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost. & scammers. We lost three Facebook pages but successfully appealed on another dozen – keeping them alive. However, it changed how we were able to report scammers on Facebook. We had to reduce the numbers of real and fake scammers we could display.

Fortunately, we were able to move our activities into confidential Facebook Groups that prevented the scammers from seeing the activity, such as these groups we operate on Facebook:

You are all welcome to come and join these groups.

In 2018 the “Fake NewsFake news Fake news is false or misleading information presented as news. It often has the aim of damaging the reputation of a person or entity, or making money through advertising revenue. However, the term does not have a fixed definition and has been applied more broadly to include any type of false information, including unintentional and unconscious mechanisms, and also by high-profile individuals to apply to any news unfavourable to his/her personal perspectives.” mania is the method that scammers and haters are using to attack us and others. Facebook being the passive aggressive bastards that they use Fake News as a means to silence organizations that their moderators disagree with. It makes sense given that Facebook has moderators spread around the world and a significant portion are Africans.

Did you know that Facebook has more than 200 Million active users in Africa? That is NOT counting the 400 Million fake profiles created through VPNVPN A VPN (also known as a proxy) is an app or connection method that keeps your internet connection private, whether you're connecting to unsafe public Wi-Fi or your network at home. Having a layer of security that blocks people from watching you browse helps keep you safe online, no matter where you connect from. Virtual private networks protect you by creating an encrypted "tunnel" that all of your device's data travels through on its way to the internet via a proxy server or service. Encryption turns words and data, like text files, into a secret code. If someone tries to read encrypted data without the password, they'll see random gibberish. or Proxy servers (appearing to be in other countries around the world). Additionally, Facebook has a MAJOR commitment to Africa. They have a significant facility in South Africa (where many of your complaints against Africans are moderated). AND Facebook plans to fly drones and blimps over African countries to expand the users to nearly one-billion. Is it any wonder that Facebook seems to prefer the scammers over honest people in the Americas, Asia, and Europe?

Facebook’s business goals focus on Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa in that order. This is more important to them than their original base of customers in North America and Europe, who they believe are all sheep and who will stay with them no matter how bad things get.

When you think about the fact that Facebook only has 1.5 billion active users – the Africans & the Fakes are nearly half of Facebook subscriber base. Very soon it should be called Africabook.

Coming Back To The Main Point Of This Article …

Facebook Blocks RSN

On August 10th,2018, Facebook passively blocked the Romance Scams Now™ Main Facebook page from appearing in our follower’s news feeds.

This means that our thousands of followers no longer see the posts from that page in their personal news feeds. While they can claim that they did nothing to censor us, they effectively and permanently cut our RSN Facebook Main Page off from everyone who liked and followed us for more than a decade. You can still visit the page yourself and see what is there, but they cut us off from the primary mechanism that all of our followers use to see our work.

Fortunately, we have followed a risk strategy that had us create hundreds of RSN & SCARS Anti-scam pages on Facebook because we knew that the war was coming and since we do not own the Facebook platform (as we do this website) we could never win when Facebook decides that “Reporting and Discussing Scammers” was no longer acceptable. As many of you have seen we have a massive catalog of published pages on Facebook covering every subject related to scams and scammers.

In the case of our RSN Main Page, our only option is now to “archive