Facebook drugs u-turn
In a surprise Facebook drugs u-turn, they reconsidered their decision NOT to remove the group we reported for violating the TOS. This was how it read: ‘We revised our decision on your report of Diazepam Tablets’
Why the Facebook drugs u-turn?
This was following our SEO campaign last week to raise awareness about this issue. Children and vulnerable adults were able to gain access to the illegal sale of prescription drugs through these seemingly unregulated groups.
Here’s the blog we posted after they refused to remove the group for NOT violating the TOS
We managed to get listed for the term ‘how to buy drugs on Facebook‘ but very soon the term ‘drugs Facebook‘ listed on Page 1 on Google. It seems we got their attention!
It was pointed out by Cliff from Capricorn Services that point 9 of their safety policy states:
‘You will not use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, etc…’
It also states very clearly in section 4 of their ‘Facebook Pages Terms‘ that ‘Pages must not promote the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals.’ (see full excerpt below):
C. Pages must not promote the sale of prescription pharmaceuticals. Pages for online pharmacies may be permitted with prior approval from Facebook.
Anyway, point made. We told Facebook and they said no. Maybe the drugs group had prior approval?
Then, at 8:30am I get this notification (showing a blatant Facebook drugs u-turn!):
‘We revised our decision on your report of Diazepam Tablets’:
Stating the following Facebook drugs u-turn: