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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

After numerous attempts to resolve an issue with the folks over at Facebook, and after receiving a followers email, I thought I would post a heads up about our website and Facebook.

We know that many of our fans and followers post our links in various groups, pages and personal pages on Facebook. If you have attempted this recently you have been greeted with the ugly message that the URL has been blocked from Facebook. We are sorry about this and want to explain why and what happened.
It started about a week or so ago. It appears that someone, and I have a good idea who, reported numerous post on our Facebook page as spam. The links led to our website found here. Then we also got messages when we tried to post a link from here to our Facebook, that the link was dangerous or abusive. None of this of course is true.  We where posting the links on our own Facebook page and sharing it to about 3 other places. I don't think that qualifies as spam. I check our website (thecryptocrew.com) often for viruses and malware. I would never intentionally post up a link that would damage someone's computer or phone. Why would I want to hurt our followers? I wouldn't.

Here is a check I did when all of this was first going on.

As you can see this website check out clean and safe.

So, what all this basically means is that no one can post any link from this website (thecryptocrew.com) on Facebook at all. Of course, not being able to drive traffic from the worlds biggest social media site is very harmful for us. We work hard to write articles, log reports, and conduct interviews. Then to not be able to share them on our Facebook page to our over 7400 follows is a big blow to our traffic numbers. Which means our stories and work is losing a big part of it's audience.

What Can We Do?
It appears there is not much we can do to get the URL unblocked. We have contacted support via "report link not spam" but we get the canned reply of, "Thanks for letting us know about this post. We'll try to take another look to check if it goes against our Community Standards..." - Which is most likely code for, we are not going to look at it or help you.

One thing I found online that was suggested to get the URL unblocked was to have people post a link from here and when it was rejected, report it as safe and not spam. We had numerous people help us do this and we thank them for showing us so much love, but as of yet there has been no change.

How Can We Share This Site?
There is a couple ways around sharing a direct link from this site, TheCryptoCrew.com. The only down side is that it results in the reader having to make 2 clicks to get to the full story. One way is to share the story from the link on our Twitter page. - https://twitter.com/TheCryptoCrew . Another way is to share the link from our Google+ page - https://plus.google.com/+Thecryptocrew .  You can copy the links from those pages and post them on Facebook. This will get people to the story with 2 clicks. You can probably post links from some of our other social media sites as well, but I wanted to include those 2 bigger ones for sure.

We also recently joined a newer social media site called MeWe. It is very much like Facebook, but without the ads, algorithms, and censoring. I'm not sure how to share the individual post from there to Facebook.  Our MeWe Page -  https://mewe.com/join/the_crypto_crew.

Why Did Someone Report The Site?
As I stated, I have a pretty good idea who did this or at least where it stems from. Sometimes when you help expose people who hoax, or expose a hoaxed video/picture, the person will retaliate. I think that is what happened to us. The person was trying to block the information and damage us. Sometimes, it is not the person directly but one of their followers. It is rotten but that happens sometimes. We had this happen several years ago with our Youtube Channel. People made false copyright claims until the channel was deleted by Youtube.
Then I could be totally wrong and it could have come from just someone who is jealous, or someone who is just a skeptic, or someone else for some unknown reason.

What is Next?
As for the Facebook block, we will just have to continue to hope they unblock the URL. I seen reports from people who said they have been blocked for years and that these blocks are never reversed. There seems to be a trend with Facebook blocking websites and blogs. I really don't understand why, unless it is just about keeping people browsing on Facebook and not having them leave the site.

As for future articles, we will be posting them here and linking to them on our other social media sites and sharing those links on our Facebook page. Again this results in readers having to make 2 clicks to get to the story, but that is our only choice at this point.

In closing, we want to thank all of our supporters and say we hope you will continue to support our efforts in the future. We are sorry for this inconvenience of not being about to post the URL from this webpage directly to Facebook. We feel we are unjustly being censored by Facebook but are at their mercy at this point.

Thank you and have a Great Day!

This post by Thomas Marcum, Thomas is the founder/leader of the cryptozoology and paranormal research organization known as The Crypto Crew. Over 20 years experience with research and investigation of unexplained activity, working with video and websites. A trained wild land firefighter and a published photographer, and poet.

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  1. "Dangerous and abusive" is the biggest crock of crap. I have an idea also of who would be reporting this site and it is a fascist, cowardly, and sh*try attempt to protect their "interest." You catch the most flak when you're over the target and Crypto Crew... you're directly over the target.

    1. Thanks for the support and help. Trying to silence anyone who tries to expose the truth just points to them being guilty.


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