Saturday, 28 March 2020

Facebook and Bogus Complaints



The good news is that my A4ES Facebook page has been restored and is no longer blocked, so maybe my email to Mark Zuckerberg had some effect.

Over the next few days I'll re-publish the posts I was unable to share earlier this week and a big 'Thank You' to all the people who sent me messages of support. 

I am still waiting to hear from Facebook about the identity the cowardly moron behind these bogus complaints.

As regular readers know, I am always prepared to take legal action to protect my good name and reputation against misrepresentation on social media or elsewhere. 

I've also added a 'Followers' button on the blog so that regular readers receive posts directly instead of relying on me to post on Facebook. 

 


Facebook and Bogus Complaints (26/03/20)



I have decided to complain about the suspension of my Facebook account to the company's main man - Mark Zuckerberg.

Interestingly, my A4ES blog site has been 'blocked' before, during the fight for equal pay with South Lanarkshire Council (SLC).

At the time, lots of SLC equal pay claimants contacted me to say that my blog was being blocked and could not be accessed from the Council's public libraries.

So I wrote to South Lanarkshire Council and complained at this unwarranted interference in freedom of speech - if I can dig find the old blog posts, I'll share them again.

In the meantime if regular readers would like help me overturn this demonstrably decision, I'll explain how to contact Facebook with a message of support.  

 

    
Dear Mr Zuckerberg

Bogus Complaints to Facebook and Account Suspension


My Action 4 Equality Scotland blog site (www.action4equalityscotland.blogspot.com)  is still being blocked by Facebook on the spurious grounds that my posts violate Facebook's Community Standards.

As I have explained previously, the complaints to Facebook are bogus, malicious and untrue - as a visit to my blog site and/or reading of the posts involved would quickly confirm.

I would be grateful for your help in resolving this situation which, in my view, must include taking action against the perpetrator of these groundless complaints from continuing with their spiteful campaign, as this is the third time in recent weeks that my Facebook account has been suspended.

I look forward to hearing from you or one of your staff - my email address is markirvine@compuserve.com and my contact phone number is +44 XXXX XXXXXX

Kind regards


Mark Irvine


Dear Mr Zuckerberg

Facebook - Unhelpful 'Help Center'

My Action 4 Equality Scotland Facebook page has been suspended for two days now because of a bogus and malicious complaint from another Facebook user who is trying to prevent my posts from being share and published.

I would like to complain about this situation and the fact that Facebook is allowing completely bogus complaints to be made repeatedly, no doubt by the same cowardly person, instead of taking action to deal with the perpetrator.

Far from my A4ES account abusing Community Standards - my account is being targeted and abused by another Facebook user and I would be grateful if you can identify the person involved.

Please contact me to discuss - markirvine@compuserve.com or via my mobile on +44 XXXX XXXXXX

As I am getting no response from the Facebook 'Help Center' which is remarkably unresponsive and unhelpful - I am going to start posting this message on my blog site.

Kind regards


Mark Irvine

Apology and Correction Duly Noted (2) - 5 April 2019



Lots of people have been in touch about the apology and correction I received from Ruth Wishart - here are just some of the many comments from Glasgow's equal pay claimants. 

Let's hope that's the end of the matter, but rest assured that any more 'shenanigans' will be met with a very firm response.

What an embarrassment the woman is she should be ashamed of herself.

S


Good on you Mark x

F



Good on you Mark 👍

D


A joke of a journalist

P


That’s her told 🤔

M


Brilliant mark 👏👏👏👏

S


👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

M


Well said 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

E


Well said Mark

M


👍👍👍

E


I'm so glad we're on the same side 👍

K


And so she should!!! Apologise

E


Xx👍👍👍👌

I


Do not blog if you are not 100 per cent sure what you are saying slap it into her Mark

E


👏👏👏

H


👏👏👏👏

G


As we all know you don't back away when you know you are right. Brilliant, well done Mark Irvine. 👍

L



 


E


Well done 👏🏻👏🏻

C


Well done Mark. X

M


Well done mark xxx

Y


A big congratulations to you 👍

T


Well said Mark x

L


Well done Mark.xx

C


Wonderful man YOU, 🌹🏵️💐x

E


Brilliant Mark x

J


What a guy brilliant x

S


Well said Mark - that's her telt

B


  

Apology and Correction Duly Noted (03/01/19)



Setting the record straight has been a feature of the long fight for equal pay - here's the latest example in which a journalist (Ruth Wishart) made some false and defamatory statements about me and Glasgow City Council's discriminatory pay arrangements.  

I'm pleased to say that Ruth agreed to correct the comments she made by issuing the following apology on her blog, Twitter and Facebook.

Mr Mark Irvine.

Since publishing my blog article “The Men Pulling The Equal Pay Strings on October 24th, I have been contacted by Mark Irvine of Action 4 Equality Scotland. 

Mr Irvine points out that he was not responsible in any way for the discriminatory pay arrangements operated by Glasgow City Council, and that he had left Unison’s Employment in November 1999, ie several years before the WPBR scheme was introduced. 

Mr Irvine has also pointed out that both he and Stefan Cross QC have played a key role in challenging and overturning the City Council’s discriminatory pay arrangements. 

I accept entirely the points that Mr Irvine has made and apologise to him without reservation. 

I am happy to set the record straight and am sharing this post with my followers on Twitter and Facebook.

Ruth Wishart


I responded to Ruth on Twitter by saying that her apology and correction were 'duly noted'.

Stefan Cross was pleased too and made his views known via the following Tweet



@Mark1957 and I have had our fair amount of abuse over the years and we normally brush it off. But sometimes folk go too far as Ruth Wishart did. Happily she had the good grace to apologise relatively quickly once challenged.

Mr Mark Irvine.

Since publishing my blog article “The Men Pulling The Equal Pay Strings on October 24th, I have been contacted by Mark Irvine of Action 4 Equality Scotland. Mr Irvine points out that he was not responsible in any way for the discriminatory pay arrangements operated by Glasgow City Council, and that he had left Unison’s Employment in November 1999, ie several years before the WPBR scheme was introduced. Mr Irvine has also pointed out that both he and Stefan Cross QC have played a key role in challenging and overturning the City Council’s discriminatory pay arrangements. I accept entirely the points that Mr Irvine has made and apologise to him without reservation. I am happy to set the record straight and am sharing this post with my followers on twitter and Facebook.

Ruth Wishart