Facebook Disables 'Boycott Dirty Blondes' Page On Its Site

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They'll soon be back. But will it be too late?
At a time when the power of new media is quickly supplanting -- and even out-reporting -- traditional media, the "Boycott Dirty Blondes" Facebook page was a poster child of a new era.

It was explosive, fast, and exclusively crowd sourced. In just one day on Facebook, it crested an incredible surge of public vitriol aimed at Dirty Blondes following its bouncers' beat down of a patron, and netted 8,300 likes. It was a testament to the power of new media, dispatching scoops and sussing out sources with an army that was thousands strong.

See also:
- Alex Coelho, Beaten in Dirty Blondes Bar Fight: "Troublemaker"?
- Instagram Captures Dirty Blondes' Bouncers Beating Patron

But it's also displayed many of new media's weaknesses.

Sometime yesterday, Facebook disabled the page, which hasn't allowed the administrators of Boycott Dirty Blondes to upload any more posts.

When everything hinges on immediacy and people quickly move onto other things, that 12 hours has been debilitating. "We believe this may be due to an attack from people who want us silenced," one page director wrote to Miami blogger Carlos Miller, who posted their statement on his Facebook timeline. "By 'flagging' our content they may have been able to spark an automated ban from us posting by Facebook."

The statement continues: "Facebook has banned the page's administrators for 12 hrs. This is not a time we can afford to stop reporting the updates to the situation. We WILL RETURN in full force as soon as Facebook lets us back in."

But by then will it be too late?

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8 comments
DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Failbook is Fascist -- BOYCOTT DIRTY BLONDES !!

Gustavo Anaya
Gustavo Anaya

I've actually had a conversation with the big black bouncer before. He seemed friendly enough.

New Times Broward Palm Beach
New Times Broward Palm Beach

It's up, but page directors' access to it has been disabled. Meaning they can't make any updates. It's just idle.

Andrew Creech
Andrew Creech

Yeah, those of us who saw the video, don't need a facebook page to know not to go to that shithole. Bouncer with the black hat needs to see some jail time for his actions. That's how they deal with unhappy customers? Yeah, I'll go a few doors down and enjoy the lack of douchebaggery, thanks.

FTLCollective
FTLCollective

@Anthony Djuren the YouTube video is still up on our site

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Andrew Creech ... the next patron-victim may decide to STAND Their GROUND against the felonious assault by 'roid-boy bouncers.


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