CrossFit, the brand's training schedule, removed its Facebook and Instagram pages earlier this week and explained the reasoning by a passionate press release. The announcement lists several reasons for the unlimited suspension of his accounts, including allegations that Facebook News Feeds are "censored and manufactured to reflect the political preferences of Facebook's utopian socialists."
The problem stemmed from the cancellation of a Facebook group in South Africa, Banting 7-day meal plans, which the company says it happened without warning or explanation. The group, which is not related to CrossFit, but has 1.6 million members and endorses the benefits of a carbohydrate-restricted, high-fat diet such as CrossFit & # 39; s recommended diet plan, has since been re-incorporated. But the damage was done and the deletion was the final straw alongside CrossFit & # 39; s caution about how Facebook handles user data.
The company describes itself as a counter-group that "stands firm and often alone in the face of an unholy alliance of academic, government, and multinational companies in food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals." It seems that CrossFit regularly looks at the world because the latter announcement was categorized in a part of the website with the label "Battles." Her position as a different voice in the fitness industry is why CrossFit believes it can be a target: "Facebook & # 39; s action should give every serious person reason to pause, especially those of us who engage in activities that conflict. be in agreement with the prevailing opinion. "
CEO Greg Glassman told it Morning Chalk Up, a CrossFit blog that Facebook "does not meet my community standards for privacy and decency, so we are gone." His list of grievances with the social networking site is extensive, but in general they are honest criticisms. Below is the full list of "public complaints" that he believes may compromise the security of the CrossFit community:
1. Facebook collects and collects user information and shares it with national and federal authorities, as well as with security organizations from other countries.
2. Facebook collaborates with government agencies on massive citizen security programs such as PRISM.
3. Facebook censors and deletes user accounts based on unknown criteria and at the request of third parties, including government and foreign government agencies.
4. Facebook collects, aggregates and sells user information as a matter of business. The business model enables governments and companies to use their algorithmically drawn advertising categories as advanced data mining and monitoring tools.
5. Facebook news feeds have been censored and made to reflect the political preferences of Facebook's utopian socialists, while remaining vulnerable to misinformation campaigns designed to fuel violence and prejudice.
6. Facebook, as a matter of business and principles, has weak intellectual property protection and is slow in closing IP theft accounts.
7. Facebook has poor security protocols and has been the subject of the biggest security breaches of user data in history.
8. Facebook serves the interests of the food and beverage industry by removing the accounts of communities that have identified the damaged food science responsible for uncontrolled global chronic disease. In this it follows the practices of Wikipedia and other private platforms that host public content but retain the ability to delete or silence – without the possibility of real discussion or job information and perspectives beyond a limited scope of belief or thought. In this case, the approved perspective has resulted in the death of millions of preventable diseases. Facebook is therefore an accessory to the worldwide chronic disease crisis.