Well, the short answer is just tell them they are wrong. They will review, and often they will remove the block. But first you need to find out what they objected to. The post itself is usually not what they are blocking, but the initial block message will tell you it is some image that is “unsafe.” Just click the button offered “If you think you’re seeing this by mistake, please let us know.” In this case, I told them: “It is a benign image, used widely by the press regarding a recent news story; there is no threat. I believe it is being mass reported for political reasons to stifle free speech.”
In this case, I was alerted to the issue because the post “auto-posted” as normal, and I was emailed the error message: “Your message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.” The content itself is benign, just regular news from Europe. An article from a mainstream newspaper, with an editorial by Robert Spencer: no threats, nothing that could possibly construed as “hate speech,” and nothing in any way abusive.
The appropriately named “Muslim-rape-gang.jpg” is what is causing the whole post to be blocked.
What is happening here is that with the Left’s and Muslims’ continual effort to block free speech, they have hit a roadblock with their cyber attacks, and in a quite organised way they are mass reporting images on Facebook. This particular image was previously shared in counter-jihad and current event groups and pages, and they just hit the report button en masse, reporting it as being malicious in some way (there are a few options).
I have also seen reports where the warning was “The content you’re trying to share includes a link that our security systems detected to be unsafe,” and yes, some image files themselves can be malicious. There are methods to check images; again, just let Facebook know.
Yes, Facebook have been proven to show extreme bias. This recent experiment exposed some inexcusable anti-Israel bias, but Facebook did back down and removed the anti-Israel page. If we keep on top of them, they might actually lose the bias, or at least lessen it.
But this blocking we are seeing is not a case of bias. It is our enemy leveraging Facebook’s reporting system. Our enemy is very well organised. A huge “army” get together every Friday afternoon and discuss things such as cursing the unbeliever, ordering their women folk to dress “modestly,” and ways of making Islam look better. They also have groups on Facebook where they discuss which other groups and pages to target.
But everyone can fight back. Where you see something benign (not malicious or containing hate speech in any way) being blocked, tell Facebook. Apart from inducing them to “release” the blocked content, this will have another effect: when their automated systems and staff see the same accounts making false reports, they will start ignoring them.
Free speech is certainly coming under accelerated attack from all directions, and the traditional protectors of free speech, the press, are mostly not on our side, as we saw in Cologne earlier this year. But we can all do something about it. In another case, this site (Jihad Watch) is blocked on Reddit in Europe. I looked into it, I can’t find evidence that the moderator is a Muslim, but he is certainly anti-Jihad Watch, and has a “make Muslims look good whatever they do” agenda. It’s not Reddit itself doing it. They are great. I am active in some security pages myself. Reddit is run by volunteer moderators: if we don’t get involved. nothing will change.
The enemy has armies of technically able people. I guess living on state benefits in the West, able to spend their time doing stuff like this, which puts us as a disadvantage. Most of us who are technically able have to work for a living and fund them with our taxes.