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Activists Upset By Facebook Lockdown On 'Boycott Target' Page

11/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The boycotters turned to [Facebook] to spread word about their pressure campaigns and keep participants up to date on the latest developments, but those efforts became much more difficult last week when Facebook disabled key features on the boycott pages.

As the number of Facebook members signed up for the "Boycott Target Until They Cease Funding Anti-Gay Politics" page neared 78,000 in recent days, Facebook personnel locked down portions of the page -- banning new discussion threads, preventing members from posting videos and standard Web links to other sites and barring the page's administrator from sending updates to those who signed up for the boycott.

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