Stop charging Pages money to display their own "likers" Posts
  • Petitioned Dan Rose

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VP Partnerships and Platform Marketing, Facebook
Dan Rose
VP Marketing and Business Partnerships, Facebook
David B. Fischer
VP Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, Facebook
Elliot Schrage
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Chairman and CEO, Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg

Stop charging Pages money to display their own "likers" Posts

    1. Elizabeth Kalmus
    2. Petition by

      Elizabeth Kalmus

      Arlington, VA

Many individuals own a Facebook page, some that are not very big, while some are well-received by fans and followers. Facebook just initiated a new feature that allows page owners to promote their posts - FOR A COST - to their OWN "LIKERS" who've already become fans of the page!

Facebook is now going to control who sees each Pages's posts and only limit it to around 5% of the people who like the page to begin with...charging each Page for anything over the 5%.

Facebook is supposed to be free, even stating so on the "Welcome to Facebook" homepage, that it's "free and always will be".

This is not fair. Most of the people who use Facebook Pages are fans who developed and created pages dedicated to the movies, celebrities, books, etc. that they enjoy, and want to connect with other people over these around the world. The average person does not have the means to pay for promotion of their posts. Huge corporations and conglomerates yes, but not the average fan. If Facebook understands that the average person does not have the kind of money to promote the page itself, how can they believe and even enforce the procedure to pay to promote just ONE post?

Facebook has gone through many changes recently, and we may have learned to accept and cope with all the recent changes they made to the site, but this is pushing the common people too far.

This petition has been made to try and get Facebook to stop enforcing this debilitating new feature, to stop demanding money from the common person, and to just stop being so greedy.

If you own a Facebook page or know of someone who does, you understand what this new feature will do to the publicity of the Pages. And even if you're just a fan of many of the great pages out there owned and maintained by your fellow fans, and want to help the page and pages like it stay alive...

Please join us to try and get Facebook to end this insanity.

Please sign the petition and SHARE!!

As a side note, cited from another petition on the same subject (http://petitions.tigweb.org/DoNotMakeUsPay)...it is cruel that Facebook does not "understand that its users are not such shallow people who would spend money to promote POSTS, while other people all over the world are suffering because they don't have enough money to buy food or clothes or a place to live."

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
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      Elizabeth Kalmus
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks are in need to everyone who has already signed this petition regarding Facebook's unjust charges for Page posts. Thank you to everyone who has also shared this petition on their own Facebook Page or account - spreading the word about this petition is key in helping it reach the many people who support it.

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      Thank you again for all your support!

    3. Reached 25 signatures

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    • mary deaton OLIVE BRANCH, MS
      • about 2 years ago

      You are charging non profits. you sh be ashamed.

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    • Taco Soup RIVERVIEW, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      So I can see my updates again

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    • becca Eggleton LOUISVILLE, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      because my pages are huge so I'm not paying for anything and I don't have a job!

      its not fair!

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    • Kirsie Lundholm TERRETON, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      I admin a fan page about Harry Potter. I have met some of my closest friends from across the globe because I admin this page. Because of this page, I even found the love of my life. Now, I'm not a rich person by any means, and now you're trying to make us pay per post? Seriously? What the hell is wrong with you? I refuse to pay, and if you don't knock these unnecessary changes off, I'm going to Google+, as I'm sure millions of others will follow.

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    • Micah Martin EPHRATA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I own a page and this is just sick.

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