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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Congressman: 'So you're upset I blocked you on Facebook. Here's why I don't care'

PHOENIX — An Arizona congressman lashed out at critics on social media, saying he will block Facebook users who make posts he deems improper and uncivil.

In a 400-word post reflecting anger and frustration, four-term Republican Rep. Paul Gosar unloaded on those who express "hostile, crass and inappropriate rhetoric."

"Commenting on my Facebook is a privilege, not a right," Gosar wrote Friday.

"Quite frankly, we don’t care if a Facebook 'block' offends you," he later added.



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Anonymous said...

Any adult who has a Fakebook account is a fool.

Stacy said...

I say good for him. Any person can post on his Facebook page, he doesn't really know if they are his constituents or not. Plus, a lot of people use social media as a tool to just be jerks. Anyone who really wants him to do something or address a concern will do as he states and contact his office directly.

Anonymous said...

You think a person should be allowed to say terrible things to a person and the victim can't block the bully?


Why would you call him a jackass? Are you to say that if someone was repeatedly saying mean things to you on your Facebook page that you would not block them? I highly doubt it. So quick to criticize.

Anonymous said...

The account is being managed by a staffer - at taxpayer expense.

If you want to block comments, manage the account yourself, on your own time.

Anonymous said...

Didn't click More, but what was posted was clear and I agree with his approach.

It is possible to have a civilized disagreement, and to elaborate on your views without being crass or worse. I think he would welcome comments made in that fashion since it would help him better understand views of some citizens.

Today's children, of all ages, think they have a license to go off to anyone about any topic anytime and anywhere. They don't, and the congressman is to be commended for drawing a line to encourage more responsible interaction.