CrossFit storms off Facebook and Instagram, citing long list of grievances

CrossFit, the brand-training regime, removed its Facebook and Instagram pages earlier this week and explained the reasoning through a passionate press release. The announcement lists several reasons for the indefinite suspension of their accounts, including allegations that Facebook's news sources are "censored and crafted to reflect the political inclinations of Facebook's utopian socialists."

The problem stems from the elimination of a base based in South Africa. Group of Facebook, Banting 7 Day Meal Plans, which the company says happened without prior notice or explanation. The group, which is not related to CrossFit but has 1.6 million members who support the benefits of a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet such as the nutritional regimen recommended by CrossFit, has been reincorporated. But the damage was already done, and the elimination was the last straw, in addition to CrossFit's caution about how Facebook handles user data.

The company describes itself as an opposing group that "stands firm and, often, only against an unholy alliance of academia, government, and multinational food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies." It seems that CrossFit regularly faces the world, since this last announcement was classified in a section of the website entitled "Battles". His position as a dissident voice in the fitness industry is the reason why CrossFit believes it could be a goal: "Facebook action should give any person serious reason to take a break, especially those who participate in contrary activities to the prevailing opinion ".

CEO Greg Glassman told the tomorrow. Chalk Up a CrossFit blog, that Facebook "does not match my community's standards for privacy and decency, so we're out." Your list of Vances questions with the social networking site is extensive, but they are generally fair criticisms. Below is the list of "complaints from public sources" in its entirety, which he believes may endanger the safety of the CrossFit community:

1. Facebook collects and aggregates user information and shares it with state and federal authorities, as well as with security organizations in other countries.

2. Facebook collaborates with government security agencies in mass surveillance programs of citizens such as PRISM.

3. Facebook censors and deletes user accounts according to unknown criteria and at the request of third parties, including government and foreign agencies.

4. Facebook collects, aggregates and sells user information as a business matter. Its business model allows governments and companies to use their advertising categories algorithmically combined as sophisticated data mining and surveillance tools.

5. Facebook news sources are censored and crafted to reflect the political tendencies of Facebook's utopian socialists, while remaining vulnerable to disinformation campaigns designed to stir up violence and prejudice.

6. Facebook, as a matter of business and principles, has weak intellectual property protections and delay in closing intellectual property theft accounts.

7. Facebook has poor security protocols and has been subject to the largest user data security violations in history.

And finally,

8. Facebook is acting to serve the interests of the food and beverage industry by eliminating the accounts of communities that have identified the corrupted nutritional science responsible for the uncontrolled global chronic disease. In this, it follows the practices of Wikipedia and other private platforms that host public content but retain the ability to eliminate or silence, without the opportunity for a real debate or appeal, information and perspectives outside a limited range of belief or thought. In this case, the approved perspective has caused the death of millions of people through preventable diseases. Thus, Facebook is an accomplice of the world crisis of chronic diseases.

There you have it! You can still keep up with CrossFit clips on YouTube or Twitter but say goodbye to seeing CrossFit's influencers post their winnings on Facebook or Instagram.

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