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What do you do when Facebook calls you out?


I recently posted content on Facebook and my post was immediately tagged as spam and removed from Facebook. I  appealed the action to Facebook. I’ve been called a lot of things, but never a “spammer.”

My intent was to inform people how they can be generous and support those working to raise funds for humanitarian work in Ukraine. I imagine the Facebook filters are designed to identify and remove spam comments, but they’re not perfect. Sometimes they can mistakenly flag legitimate comments as spam.

Here’s my offending post.

“Thanks to friends across Canada, we are on the way to raising $70,000.

Between May 18th and June 16th there will be fundraisers in your area of Canada in support of humanitarian work in Ukraine.

How you can donate here.

Cory Jones will be running 7 full marathons in 7 days (May 12th – 18th) to kick-off the fundraising. Supporters are walking, cycling, and running. Participate in one of the events or sponsor someone involved or be an event sponsor.

I am looking forward to returning to Ukraine on April 3rd. Thank you for your support. Together we can raise hope for Ukraine.

Thank you to Masha Ignatenko for designing this beautiful artwork.” (This was the offending image.)

Frontline Testimony

People ask is there any good news from Ukraine? There is a lot of good news! God is at work. Good will win.
My acquaintance has a soldier on the frontlines. Here’s what he wrote:
“I want to inspire prayer warriors with the words of familiar soldiers and ordinary people from all ends of the war.
Ukrainian soldiers are testifying “We feel your prayer support.
Sometimes something really incomprehensible happens, like whose invisible hand is actually taking bullets and shells away from us and they fly past us.
We emerge winners from very difficult situations, as if someone accompanies us.
We become invisible to the enemy, yet we see even in the dark, and we know what to do and how to do it.
This inspires and empowers us.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Himself is for Ukraine.
Please do not stop, support us and continue to pray.
We are in desperate need of you”
Tatiana Priymak

Participate in an online prayer meeting for Ukraine on Wednesday March 27th at 6:00am MT. Sign up here.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers


  • Teresa says:

    It’s a crazy world we live in. Praying for the Ukraine.
    Glad your going back, can’t wait to hear the good news!

  • Bob Jones says:

    Still not certain what I did wrong. FB has not responded to my appeal. Gotta be smarter with social media. For all of its foibles, Facebook is good at helping people at a distance stay connected through images. It’s a daily lifeline for me with friends in Ukraine. WhatsApp is my new go to for calls and text communication.

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