(Cross-posted from My Tech News Blog)
“Today after posting messages in response to Facebook discussions regarding Facebook’s new Privacy policies I awoke this morning to find our Facebook page disabled without explanation.” – Station CEO Leo Ashcraft
- Leo Laporte Deletes Facebook account – YouTube Video
- Leo Laporte Deletes Facebook account – GOOGLE BUZZ
- Leo Laporte Deletes Facebook account – READ WRITE WEB
- Facebook – The Anti-Social Site BBC WORLD NEWS
- Four Nerds and a Cry to Arms Against Facebook NYTimes
After hearing about this, Leo Laporte began a test on his weekend talk show – The Tech Guy by having listeners post a link to a WikiHow article on How to Permanently Delete a Facebook Account looking to see if those posts would also be deleted. After a three hour test, most posts stayed up – including my own – but some people in the TWiT chat-room did report that their posts were being removed.
Leo deleted all of his Facebook accounts on May 12, 2010 during the recording of This Week in Google. The video can be found below
After hearing the news, Robert Scoble posted a blog post on his site Facebook we have a problem where Elliot Schrage, VP Communications and Public Policy at Facebook responded in the comment section of the post. Scoble also received an email from Facebook CEo, Mark Zuckerburg, regarding this issue. Zuckerburg’s email is posted on Scoble’s site When do you throw a CEO’s privacy under the bus?.
I look forward to finding out how Facebook is going to handle its’ privacy issues.