UO Admins use blacklist to ban people from UO Facebook page

Update: A few hours after I posted this a friend of the blog sent me UO’s blacklist, no charge. I have to say I’m disappointed in VP for StratComm Kyle Henley – the UOPD’s bowl of dicks list was far more creative.

Speaking of that memorable episode, the Honorable Judge David O. Carter, who presided over the case and the hilarious take-down of UO lawyer Andrea Coit’s Masonic conspiracy theory, is now making the news in LA:

But as the pandemic has unfolded, Carter, long known as brash, verbose and stubbornly hands-on, has been on a mission to force changes in the living conditions for the homeless people of L.A.

He is the judge assigned to a lawsuit filed last month against the city and county of Los Angeles by the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights. The group of business owners and downtown residents, among others, is demanding solutions to what they see as unsafe and inhumane conditions in encampments — especially given the pandemic.

On this particular Tuesday, two attorneys representing the county and several others representing advocacy groups decided to take Carter up on his offer to see whether the new hand-washing stations on skid row actually worked. In court, Carter had been frustrated that the stations the city was touting didn’t have water in them. He knew many were empty because he had checked them earlier.

4/22/2010: The FIRE report is here. From the appendix, OSU v. UO:

What happened when President Trump did this:

Who’s on UO’s blacklist? Let’s find out:

From: Bill Harbaugh <wtharbaugh@gmail.com>
Subject: Public records mirror request, social media censorship
Date: April 22, 2020 at 9:33:51 AM PDT
To: Lisa Thornton <pubrec@uoregon.edu>

Dear Ms Thornton –

This is request for a copy of all documents provided in response to this request:

Social media accounts

Requester:
Steinbaugh, Adam
Organization:
FIRE
Initial Request Date:
10/15/2018
Status:
Records Provided
Request Completion Date:
10/31/2018
I request the following records:

• A copy of the settings for the Facebook page maintained by the University of Oregon (available at https://www.facebook.com/universityoforegon). This list is accessible by (A) logging into the Facebook page as an administrator, and then (B) clicking “Settings” at the top of the official page. The URL should look like: https://www.facebook.com/universityoforegon/settings/?tab=settings.
• A copy of the list of people or pages banned from the Facebook page referenced above. This list is accessible by: (A) logging into the Facebook page as an administrator, (B) clicking “Settings” at the top of the official page, (C) clicking “People and Other Pages” in the left column, and (D) selecting “Banned People and Pages” from the drop-down menu. The final URL should look like: https://www.facebook.com/universityoforegon/settings/?tab=people_and_other_pages.

https://publicrecords.uoregon.edu/content/social-media-accounts

I ask for a fee waiver on the basis of public interest as demonstrated by https://www.thefire.org/survey-77-of-colleges-use-secret-social-media-blacklist-to-censor-the-public-in-violation-of-first-amendment/

Thanks,

Bill Harbaugh
wtharbaugh@gmail.com

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4 Responses to UO Admins use blacklist to ban people from UO Facebook page

  1. DuckTech says:

    If your source would be concerned about their identity being exposed for giving you that block list… You’d do well to edit your attachment and cover up their name. Top right of every page of the PDF.

    • uomatters says:

      Thanks, Adam Steinbaugh at FIRE sent it to me. I assume “Tim” is the UO employee who pulled the list in response to FIRE’s public records request.

  2. Dog says:

    Dogs are always blacklisted. Probably why this Dog should have gone to OSU when offered the chance …

  3. logical thinker says:

    Black Face is bad. Bowl of dicks list is bad. Blacklist is bad. Why did your GCO only get 33% on this test?

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