Baran Gündüzalp'ın çektiği videomuzu Facebook'ta yüklemiştik. Birileri report etmiş gerekçesiyle, Facebook, hiçbir sakıncalı içerik barındırmayan videomuzu yayından kaldırdı. Sansüre karşı bir harekette, sansür yemek de ironiye ironi kattı.
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What if the abuse report tool is abused?
We are a civil initiative from Turkey called Sansure Sansur (censor the censorship!). We've been working to create awareness for the increasing internet censorship in our country. If you need examples, Youtube is banned since over a year, wordpress was banned at one time, richarddawkins.net is banned and so on... There has been talk on the possibility of banning Facebook as well but that didn't happen yet.
So the situation is this here in our country and we are using the social media, to spread the word, to remind people that censorship is a fact of our lives and that we should do something about it. In order to bring a momentum to the movement, several of our friends shot videos. One of them was Baran Gunduzalp's video. One of our group's members uploaded the video to his profile but then something strange happened. Facebook put it down claiming there has been reports.
Now, I'm looking at this video and I don't see any insults, any copyright violations, any offenses. It is almost without dialogue and shows a guy going through his everyday life while encountering the sound effect of a computer error as if everything in his life is banned. I'm sure you get the idea, it really talks about censorship being present everywhere, not only on the net. The only dialogue we hear is the one coming from TV and it is basically the news about recent censors (for example the one with Darwin when a magazine refused to put Darwin on the cover and the writer was fired). But those news aren't offensive or insulting and i can provide you with a translated transcipt if you like. The video is still present on various video sharing sites, if you'd like to take another look: http://vimeo.com/5281301
So, here is my question. Okay, you received some reports. But did you really watch this video? If yes, could you tell me what the possible problem was or what was it reported for? Why do they say it's offensive? Cause I can't really see the problem and I can't help myself but think that it is because of some people with bad intentions who are against our movement, using systematic reporting to get rid of this video. Because sincerely, this video is not in any way, offensive. And I was just hoping Facebook would understand the difference between rightful accusations and wrongful ones. I am all for user-reporting but the moderators have to look into the accusations so that the report system is not used for the wrong purposes.
The report tool was abused this time. And I'd like to report that. I'd like to report that there are some lying people who are using the report tool to get rid of ideas that they don't want to see. I don't know who they are, or what they stand for but because I know this video has nothing offensive, I know for a fact that, they are not honest. They are basically censoring us and Facebook which is an important social media, is helping them, instead of helping us. So tell me, what would happen if they stop us now and Facebook is also banned tomorrow in Turkey?
The whole world is seeing what's going on in Iran thanks to the social media and the internet. This is a force, we as internet users have to express our ideas globally. That's why you should seriously pay very good attention to what's being reported. In this case, I doubt you even watched this video because if you had watched it, you would have known immediately that there's nothing wrong with it.
That video didn't have any content of this matter nor it did violate any of these terms.
We'd really appreciate if you answer us and unless there is a copyright misunderstanding or a problem in this video that we are not aware of, we hope that this problem is solved as soon as possible by putting our video back online.