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If administrators of online social networks decide who uses their platform, and if Facebook decides who can stay and who can go based on its own self regulated Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, then should a particular social network be held accountable for allowing information to be posted? Pretty obvious that the answer to this is “YES” right?

Let’s go one step further … how many hundreds of millions of people can a social network influence with the content it allows to be propagated? Social Networks are a powerful modern tool, not only for social interaction, but also for modern warfare, psyops and influencing or marketing to large numbers of people for a driven purpose.

If that social network is Facebook, being a private company and running by its own set of strict rules, then it should also be responsible for what is being published on its site; the consequences of not being diligent enough in this self-imposed responsibility to global social netizens could prove to be the downfall of the company and its founder, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg. Is this new found internet wealth about to be suddenly ripped from his grasp?

Facebook is already battling on multiple fronts; it being sued by quite a number of individuals for the brash handing of people’s information that had been posted and shared on its private network… Facebook has been accused of unreasonably disabling users personal profiles and this arrogance in standing up and arguing their right to take such action, may now prove to be their undoing … with the speed of change being experienced in cyberspace, today’s paper billionaires could be tomorrow’s debtors.

It doesn’t really matter how much a company might be worth hypothetically if it is has to start investing millions of dollars in defending itself from mammoth claims of negligence and causative negative effect in the interests of national security… If a social network covers the globe, then it is also answerable to multiple nationalities and a vast array of nations with varying beliefs, legal parameters and social customs… Facebook has willingly waltzed into these jurisdictions, and in doing so, the management must understand that it is playing on fields that incorporate a whole spectrum of relevance…

Certainly, obvious cracks are beginning to appear on the cover of the Facebook bubble and the stakes are rising fast: Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, is known for his strong public interest advocacy in furtherance of ethics in government and individual freedoms and liberties, and now he has taken the first legal step against Facebook for their negligence on the issues of human rights and persecution. Facebook and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg sued for $1 BILLION

Larry Klayman not only has the reputation; he also has the experience and the legal skills to take the issue of corporate responsibility in terms of running and managing a global social network to a whole new level.

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Kevin Powell

Open Letters to Amercia

How does one get a message out these days? … one of the many comments on Kevin Powell’s Open Letter to Chris Brown dated March 24, 2011 at 12:30 am, said “I just want to say, I hope you actually do meet him and talk to him. Because from what I understand of young people today, he isn’t reading anything longer than four lines.”

At over four full pages… this letter is considered and written from the heart… and is not only a cry out to twitterers, bloggers, and a society that feels uncomfortable with reading more than a few lines on a PDA … nor is it directed exclusively at Chris Brown, young rappers or famous celebrities who are having difficulties coping with media attention… it is an eloquent essay depicting the state of American society, which one might add, is not a societal trait peculiar exclusively to the USA!

The media, and those working in it have a responsibility to keep writing, filming and broadcasting widely… and throughout all of humanity… “The Truth Shall Set You Free”.

Time News Feed

New Yorker Sues Social Network Over Deleted Account

Being cut off from Facebook can feel like torture – and one man is seeking damages to the tune of half-a-million dollars.

A New Yorker is crossing one friend off his Facebook list – the company itself. He’s slapped the company with a $500,000 (£316,000) lawsuit for what he calls an unexplained closure of his account. Mustafa Fteja, 30, used Facebook to keep in contact with his family in his native Albania. But back in September, he attempted to log in, only to be kicked back with a message saying his account was disabled.

(More on TIME.com: See around the world with Facebook.)

Repeatedly contacting the company, he received only form letters telling him he had somehow violated the Terms of Service. And he’s had no luck reaching a real person in the four months that have passed. “I lived in a communist country where people had no rights. This looks the same to me,” Fteja, who grew up in the Eastern Bloc, told the New York Post.

The Staten Island man says he’s never done anything to violate the service agreement. He’s even accused Facebook of religious discrimination against his Muslim heritage.

The money is one thing, but NewsFeed thinks that Fteja would be happy simply being able to log back in and write on his friends’ walls. It’s sure to be his happiest status update ever.

Facebook Snapshot

New Yorker Sues Social Network Over Deleted Account

Read more… Not a Fan of Facebook: New Yorker Sues Social Network Over Deleted Account