If there’s anything Christians in America go gay for, it’s leaving shitty tips, and situations where they can pretend they’re a persecuted minority despite being the most predominant religion in the country that influences virtually every level of state, local and federal government. So imagine Kirk Cameron‘s glee when it looked like Facebook “banned” the trailer for his upcoming movie Unstoppable and not because it doesn’t have Denzel Washington driving a train. (I’ll nail to you a cross, Cameron!) Turns out the domain name Kirk’s production company bought for the movie used to host assloads of spam which naturally flagged it on Facebook’s end until they could clear it up. Which they did and even took the time to let The Christian Post (via FilmDrunk) know what happened because, amazingly, Facebook is in the business of attracting subscribers. Who saw that coming?
Michael Kirkland, communications manager for Facebook, told The Christian Post that links to the movie’s site had been briefly blocked last week due to a mistake in their anti-spam system.
“From what we can tell, the address purchased for the movie was previously being used as a spam site and it hadn’t been refreshed in our system yet,” said Kirkland.
“We were in direct contact with Kirk’s team on this and reversed the block as soon as we confirmed that the address was no longer being used for spam.”
In an official statement provided to CP by Kirkland, Facebook explained that it uses “automated systems” to protect the social networking site’s hundreds of millions of accounts.
“These systems are so effective that most people who use Facebook will never encounter spam. They’re not perfect, though, and in rare instances they make mistakes,” reads the statement.
A likely excuse, but I think everyone knows massive social media platforms are really another tool of Satan to destroy The Word of God™ which is why the day Kirk Cameron set up his official fan page, Mark Zuckerberg showed up to his house with a lion and made him deny Jesus Christ as his lord and savior. I saw the whole thing. That said, it does seem like this situation really was an honest mistake, so let us now bask in Kirk Cameron’s devotion to spreading truth in an untruthful world by admitting he may have been wrong about the whole censoring thing:
A representative of Kirk Cameron told The Christian Post that due to his schedule Cameron could not comment on this story by press time.
Ha! Just kidding. He’s going to blame atheists and “activist groups” – Read: *stink eye towards homosexuals* – for the whole thing. Because as Jesus of Nazareth once said to his disciples before ascending to Heaven, “And if they’re still having trouble believing, then fuck it, just make shit up.”