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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I Joined ReaganBook, a Facebook for Bigots

Posted by on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Get a load of these white-hairs laughing at Facebook marching in a Pride parade at the ReaganBook announcement:

ReaganBook is "a Facebook for patriots," but it really ought to be called "a Facebook for bigots," since one of the main selling points for ReaganBook is that it will allow you to spread hate speech. (They refer to their lax policy on hate speech as "tearing down walls of tyranny, or censorship.") Right now, ReaganBook is a laggy mess of a site, but I'm sure that it will one day eclipse Facebook in popularity, the same way Conservapedia has become a much more popular destination site than Wikipedia ever was or ever will be. Or maybe it'll just be a way to cash in on some internet advertising for a while before ReaganBook's core audience dies off.

In any case, I joined ReaganBook to see what was up. You can friend me at reaganbook.com/Ayn_Randy/. The e-mail I received from ReaganBook when I joined reads as follows, in its entirety:

Hello Paul Constant,

Thanks for joining our community!

Kind Regards,
Site Name [sic]

And right now, ReaganBook seems to be made up almost entirely of people trolling ReaganBook.

BetterReaganBook.png

Welcome to the internet, conservatives!

(Via Right Wing Watch.)

 

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venomlash 1
So they don't remove hate speech because they're against censorship, but they want to get rid of people voicing liberal opinions and engaging in cleverly formulated ruses. Sounds like they're only against censorship of people they like. It's like they're all for letting religious groups have special privileges...until those religious groups are Islamic instead of Christian.
Posted by venomlash on July 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM · Report this
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And so have you started posting hardcore porn yet to test out the commitment to freedom from censorship?
Posted by lilzilla on July 29, 2014 at 2:15 PM · Report this
Dougsf 3
"Ronald Reagan? The actor?"
Posted by Dougsf on July 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM · Report this
4
Seymour Buttes. The old ones are the best. And that's a classic.
Posted by originalcinner on July 29, 2014 at 2:32 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 5
Sounds like something The Onion would have thought up.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on July 29, 2014 at 2:38 PM · Report this
Aurora Erratic 6
"Say anything you want! Tear down the walls of tyranny!
Hey, can we get rid of these liberal trolls?"

All the LOLs.
Posted by Aurora Erratic http://www.finemesspottery.com on July 29, 2014 at 2:40 PM · Report this
Twilight Sparkle 7
Anyone else remember hannidate.com?
Posted by Twilight Sparkle on July 29, 2014 at 2:44 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 8
Is Ronald Reagan still dead?
Posted by Pope Peabrain on July 29, 2014 at 2:45 PM · Report this
raindrop 9
I would suspect that this does not have the blessing of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, much less Nancy's.
Posted by raindrop on July 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM · Report this
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@9 Yes, they've managed to risk a lawsuit from both Facebook, for trademark infringement, and the Reagan family, for right of publicity infringement. Busy day.
Posted by Luckier on July 29, 2014 at 3:19 PM · Report this
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I tried to browse Reaganbook, in case I might like to sign up if it looks like my sort of place. It's the slowest website on the planet. When I tried to view two of the three or so threads on the forum page, I got "page not found". It's so dead, it's like Dick Cheney sprayed it with grapeshot.
Posted by originalcinner on July 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM · Report this
COMTE 12
I'm half tempted (but only half, mind you) to create a profile just to see how far to the right I can push the envelope before even the old farts already there start getting nervous. I mean, would a skreed against lolly-gagging, freeloading Medicare & Social Security recipients do the trick, or should I just go full-on racist against people of Irish, Italian or German descent?
Posted by COMTE on July 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM · Report this
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Go on and be in support of female gentalia mutilation, because women shouldn't be experiencing pleasure down there.

Then we need to support slavery, multiple wives, stoning deaths, etc. Then I can't see how we can't dabble in some white supremacy and compound wall building exercises.

This ought to be a real pleasure palace they've built up.
Posted by ProstSeattle on July 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM · Report this
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Did anyone else notice the bot filter question "what color is the ocean?"

I'd assume tho, since it's called ReaganBook, that the answer is not "black."
Posted by rhombus on July 29, 2014 at 3:47 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 15
@14 - On Reaganbook, the answer is never "black".
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on July 29, 2014 at 4:02 PM · Report this
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I, too, can't wait for them to all die, Paul.

Peace!
Posted by seatownr on July 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM · Report this
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"White-hairs?" Really?
Posted by LJM on July 29, 2014 at 5:55 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 18
I'll be sticking with good ol' friendster, thanks so much for the offer though.
Posted by mikethehammer on July 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM · Report this
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Play safe people make sure to put a condom on your computer before playing around on these types of websites.

Posted by Machiavelli was framed on July 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM · Report this
Knat 20
@19: Surely you can't mean that a religious/ideological site that forgets to include its own name in the welcome email is as poorly designed and safeguarded as a church website? Reagan's ghost/the Holy Spirit would never allow such a thing!
Posted by Knat on July 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 21
I tried to sign up with the name Adolph Hitler and it said it was in use already, after waiting 10 minutes!!

But there was a great gay gang bang that someone posted!! So free porn!!! AMERICA!!
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on July 30, 2014 at 10:25 AM · Report this
BoyfriendoftheYear 22
"We're tearing down walls. (Get it?)"
Posted by BoyfriendoftheYear on July 30, 2014 at 1:22 PM · Report this

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