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  •  Has anyone else heard of this on FB? (18+ / 0-)

    I was shocked last week to see on the FB page of a liberal female friend that she "liked" Romney. I thought to myself, "WTF?" but didn't comment (I post political stuff on FB but don't engage with the opposition--I feel people should be able to post what they want without getting into arguments). However, the next day she put up a message saying that it was a hack job--and other commenters on her post said they experienced the same thing. Apparently, it's not enough to have voter suppression and lie about their your positions, but now they can forcibly make people "like" their candidate. Seriously, nothing they do surprises me anymore...

    "The Democrats have moved to the right and the Republicans have moved into an insane asylum." ~Bill Maher

    by Constant Comment on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 07:12:07 AM PST

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    •  YES, Constant! This happened to my husband too (8+ / 0-)

      and boy, was he pissed!  I showed him how to "hide" this thing or otherwise get rid of it, and he even put up a comment saying that it was NOT true that he "liked" Romney.

      This makes me wonder if my delightful ex-lodger Lucho and my cousin Janet in Texas really do like Paul Ryan.  I didn't know anyone COULD like Paul Ryan.

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 08:47:21 AM PST

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    •  I think what happened it that she left face book (2+ / 0-)
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      up, either on her computer or her phone.  Younger (and not so younger) people "hack" (not really, it is up) and post something funny on their face book...normally it is something embarrassing to do with bodily functions, someone they like or whatnot...but I can see how a friend might think it is hilarious to "like" Romney as a way to embarrass her.

      If my brother was here, I would probably think it was funny for him to "like" Obama's page, but he would probably find it less than amusing.

      "I watch Fox News for my comedy, and Comedy Central for my news." - Facebook Group

      by Sychotic1 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 08:55:37 AM PST

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    •  sometimes people 'like ' a page so they can (1+ / 0-)
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      comment on it. You cannot comment on some pages unless you 'like ' them...it all depends on how the admins set up the page. I have some friends who 'like' conservative politicians pages, just so they can give them grief

      •  Ah yes, I forgot about that and I have had to like (0+ / 0-)

        a page in order to get a coupon or a freebie from some restaurants and stores I hardly ever frequent. But free stuff is free stuff like Free Pizzas we got.  So maybe some people want to comment on Mitt's FB page but cannot unless you click Like?  I have seen that before on FB where I want to make a comment but I cannot until I click the Like button or get invited to a group or something like that.

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        by wishingwell on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 02:01:20 PM PST

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      •  Yes. My brother does it on purpose to (0+ / 0-)

        follow shenanigans, like a secret agent.  He says fb used to call it "link" instead of "like" so it was more neutral.

    •  Yes, it happens without your doing it (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm not sure how, and FB shouldn't allow it. I am on the "like" list and get constant messages from a candidate from another Congressional district, and I did not do anything to have that happen. I may have been invited by someone I know, but never said "yes."

      FB may give the campaign the electronic list of anyone who's mentioned Romney in a post or something -- just as they would sell their name to Coca-Cola or Home Depot.

      remember, if you're getting it for free (FB, that is), you're not the customer -- you're the product they're selling.

    •  Yes this happened to a friend of mine who I know (0+ / 0-)

      cannot stand Mittens.  

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      by wishingwell on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 01:58:01 PM PST

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