- Jun 29, 2008
They were never "your" groups the entire time. You were promoting facebook and its use all along, and it can decide to shutter the groups anytime. They can choose to give you a reason or call you abject organ trafficking criminals and you'll have and be given no recourse but yelling at clouds. Who's going to risk trusting people assigned such serious accusations (even misleadingly or as a deliberate smear against the chosen adversaries of the day) ?My facebook groups are have issues now... worried about getting taken down. Years of work and much of my income down the drain if that happens.
Building a community on someone else's platform always introduces an uncontrollable liability that goes beyond TOS and contracts ("the cloud" is just someone else's computer). If you want sovereignty, host local on your own infrastructure, and wether you do or dont , try keeping your communities clean and politics-free - its clear motivated adversaries dont and wont care about the fact users are responsible for their own posts and submissions, bearing all responsibility for any use and disclaiming. For board managers building communities on reputation, mere false accusations can cause longlasting harm courts will not hold them protected or indemnified against.