Updated: Aug 13
Facebook has ignored our calls for explanation and has brutally closed our Facebook page.
It's aimed at helping workers log and campaign on their modern conditions of work. No third party data access - no secret extractive data practices.
The data is the worker's until he or she chooses to share it with whom they want. Their union, their organiser. A campaign group.
Facebook A/B Testing
We ran the first round of Facebook A/B testing to find the name of the app: WeClock won above the other 4 suggestions we tested. The test reached people in 17 countries of all ages.
We were just about to launch our second round of testing - this time to see how we can reach our core audience. All set - ads made. We send them off to Facebook for review.
Here's a sneak peak at two of them:
And then what?
Facebook bans our page!!!
No pre-warning, no explanation other than a generic, probably bot-generated one. No chance to delete an ad, or correct it. A full and outright ban.
We reply and ask for an explanation. See our email to them and their reply back:
So now what?
It's time we kick up a fuss. WeClock is an open source, privacy-preserving tool built for workers, by workers. It's a tool to help to log, share, analyse and get the worker's stories told.
I cannot but help suspect that Facebook here is blocking us for being a worker empowering tool.