So here's the thing to remember about my GoFundMe campaign to sue Facebook:
Prologue: Many of my friends cannot even see the GoFundMe post I put up yesterday, fact.......
First of all, Facebook has now -- after 10 years -- determined that my personal blog "Chris King's First Amendment Page" is "in violation of community standards" and so links cannot be shared on "the platform." Really. I have had this blog for fourteen -- 14 -- years.
Second, they did this only after I pointed out that their ban on my "How to Sue Facebook" blog was underinclusive because everything on THAT blog was also on my personal blog, right? I have pending Discovery Requests on the timing and rationale behind all of this.
Third, when I ask for money I'm actually out the expenses.
As Jimmy Berlo -- the Boston Fire Captain in the video who fought racism noted in his donation yesterday:
“I donated because of Mr. King's relentless pursuit for Justice for the those who suffered injustice usually at the hands of corrupt Government Officials that can overwhelm and harm their Victims at will without worry of recourse. Mr. King has no fear taking on these miscreants . he fights for the unheard , the hopeless and the beaten down. He has on 3 occasions traveled over 3,000 miles across this Nation to help me ( and others) at his own expense.”This is unlike, say, some bloke or some sally killing your dog and raising money through a GoFundMe account when their homeowner's insurance actually covers the expense. That would be fraudulent conduct from a POS person, just like Facebook is also a fraudulent POS and I can't wait to get in front of Federal Judge Orrick and break it down at the Motion to Dismiss Hearing.
They try to hide behind the Communications Decency Act but basically what is going on here is that the ToS bind only the user but not them. It's like what we lawyers call a unilateral or illusory contract and so they can violate the rules with impunity.
Furthermore nothing in the ToS gives them the right to ban people out of retaliation when they know full well that the user has not actually violated ToS by any objective measure.
It's fucking bullshit is what it is.
Oh, I mean, Your Honor it is patently disingenuous, Sir.