iBankCoin
18 years in Wall Street, left after finding out it was all horseshit. Founder/ Master and Commander: iBankCoin, finance news and commentary from the future.
Joined Nov 10, 2007
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After Posting This Picture of Schumer with Putin, Facebook Disabled iBankCoin’s Account, Without Warning

I’ve been blogging about stocks here since 2007 and never paid any attention to Facebook, until 2014. We’ve never had a lot of traffic coming from Facebook, with the majority of it coming directly from user bookmarks and Twitter. Our organic growth in traffic has been impressive, especially over the past 6 months — at a time when other finance sites have been struggling — because we’ve delved into politics and news events.

According to Google Analytics, Facebook was our #2 social network last year, in terms of traffic referrals, and was, by far, our fastest growing (+455%). I was very excited to see some progress on the platform, especially since it was new to us and distributed our brand of content to brand new audiences. During the election season, several of our posts went viral on the platform and was driving impressive traffic stats for us — a small site headquartered in the liberal bastion of Princeton, NJ.

Today I tried to log into our Facebook page and was met with this rebuttal: ‘Account Disabled’.

We emailed the company and are awaiting their response. Our last post, which might’ve pissed off a Schumer fan at $FB, was this.

Ironically, even though I lean to the right of center in politics, my family is democratic and has been friends with Schumer since the 70’s. We both hail from the same parts of Brooklyn, NY.

Is this a case of censorship because iBankCoin has been discussing politics over the past 6 months and has been very critical of establishment shills in the media and in government? I don’t see how we can assume anything but that. The platform never gave me an issue when I provided fellow money managers, or pundits in the financial media, with EMERGENCY ASSHAT AWARDS — cussing and screaming away at my black heart’s delight. But the second I post a picture with Chucky Schumer and Vlad Putin, I get the fucking banhammer.

Sad! Not nice!

Is it a coincidence that we’ve been driven off the platform at the same time when the company proposed new rules to combat ‘Fake News’?

Facebook started testing related features and promised updates similar to what debuted this week in December. The solution to the spread of misinformation put the onus on Facebook users, not Facebook, to identify false stories. Third-party fact-checkers must agree to a fact-checking code of ethics.

Now it seems the tool’s been made available to more users. Facebook added a section on “disputed” news to its help tools. Users can see why stories were marked as disputed.

Highly unlikely.

Signing off, Fake News Operator, Former Wall Streeter,

Le Fly

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38 comments

  1. small pleb

    Only posts approved by the Deep State can be posted on the Facebook.

    Big Brother loves you.

    Remember, Trump is a Russian Spy.

    Obama and Hillary are our Dear Leaders.

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  2. natehois

    Good ol Cuckerberg up to his typical shenanigans

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  3. heaterman

    Dark times indeed Fly…

    Here’s a little satiric levity to brighten your day.

    http://babylonbee.com/news/clinton-hints-potential-nominees-key-prison-gang-positions/

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  4. it is showtime

    Tru that

    Enter the info war senor fly

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  5. moosh

    Signing off my shares of FB. Fuck that shit.

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  6. ironbird

    Look at the face. It never lies. Chucky Cheese.

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  7. uglyflint

    That photo was all over the web. Total bs.

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    • Dr. Fly

      Yes of course. I don’t have any explanation at this point for our banning, other than it being for political reasons.

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      • joshua

        Heard they were flagging fake news sites, didn’t know they were disabling their accounts though…. If that was their reasoning behind the ban.

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  8. dragun

    This is only the start. Slowly, and incrementally they will continue to take away your right to free speech under the guise of fake news or whatever they want to call it. The funny thing is, who determines the fakeidity of the news? Our society is going one way – and that’s to hell.

    If you have ever noticed, those who develop a new tech which is adopted quickly and the founders in the club of billionaires, are quickly summoned to Bilderberg meetings (not tin hat).

    C’est la vie ..

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    • 'merica

      Apparently snopes.com and politifact determine what is fake news.

      Of course there are people pumping bullshit articles, fake users and comments to sway public opinion. There are organizations that get paid to do nothing but that. The difference is that now anybody can do it, not only your trustworthy media establishment and government.

      The problem I see here is the discriminate censorship. It’s one step closer to having journalists with an opposing viewpoint disappear. I hope somebody sues the shit out of facebook – it’s coming.

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      • The Maven

        The problem with suing FB is that FB, by the contract you sign when joining, OWNS your posts.

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        • joshua

          I don’t consider this site news at all, so it can’t be fake.

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  9. stockslueth

    Facebook is not to be trusted with your information. They sell it to 3rd parties. It’s the largest identity theft in history, right under everyone’s noses.

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  10. longview

    Didn’t realize you were on fb.

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  11. cancel19

    It’s Fuckbook! Nuff said! A haven for libtard fat trolling ignorant whores.

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  12. jsal56

    Anybody that posts on or uses Facebook is a fool.

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    • The Maven

      Unless, like me, you use an account with a fake name. Fuck FB.

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  13. wolfdaddy

    Now that I think of it I used to see alll IBC articles in the feed as I liked the site. That stopped weeks ago.

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    • longview

      Try going to the site. No problem here.

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      • Dr. Fly

        The page is there, but I am no longer able to access it or share new articles.

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        • longview

          Got it. Looks pretty slick!

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        • sarcrilege

          You know Fly, it’s kinda ironic. Were you not banning users left and right for pointing out the obvious? Folding like a lawn chair when pinko bolsheviks on this board were yelling how some info is not acceptable?

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  14. heaterman

    IBC site is up but the last post is dated Feb 28. The FB shitheads are obviously in the back pocket of whomever is calling the shots.

    It is safe to say at this point that someone
    is
    most
    definitely
    calling the shots from behind the scenes.

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    • it is showtime

      haha. someone behind the scenes. No way that could ever happen or anyone suggesting such chippery over the last 3 or 4 or 5 years

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  15. bravo

    Figure it out quick Senor, if you can run that fast…..

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  16. mushroomz

    Cuckerburg is a globalist shill and you were handing out red pills on his website.

    Hopefully this backfires on them. Reddit is a complete joke now because of stuff like this, it was a great website just a year ago. the_donald is pretty great, how long before reddit bans it?

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  17. bennyhill

    Let’s face it you have become a fake news site…

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  18. bentriken

    That’s it, I’m selling my FB shares tomorrow and taking my gains and going home.

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  19. brvalentine

    Chuck is THE #1 Zionist in DC these days. The cesspool is littered with Treason.

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  20. jonny

    This is a good thing. GOOD.

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