Our groups and pages have been hosted in Facebook since 2011
but in 2018 Facebook began to delete pages and groups that relate
to natural living and alternative lifestyles. As a consequence, in
June of 2018 our English language Facebook page with over 800,000
followers was unfairly closed by Facebook.
For details about the
history of this purge please read the article
Facebook deleting independent publisher pages and our story in
a note called,
How we lost 800,000 followers which we would request you
share with your friends.
To protect our community of some 80,000+ members we are gradually migrating
our services to the
Minds upholds the
Foundation's digital bill of rights that protect users from
the censorship of companies like Facebook who are too heavily
influenced by political and commercial organisations. Here's a
video (from May 2018) about
Social Media Alternatives.
The first group to be migrated will be our natural
building group 'Talking Natural Homes'. If you don't want to lose
touch with the community there then please join the Minds version
of the group. The link is displayed below beside the Minds logo.
We don't propose to abandon Facebook but it would
be irresponsible of us not to take precautionary action should
Facebook remove our groups from their platform as they have with
other communities. The migration process will take time, possible
up to a year before we have moved all the valuable knowledge from
Facebook to Minds and other open source platforms we are
considering. We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.
We still intend to have a presence on Facebook but we cannot
guarantee our content and services are safe there.
If you have any questions please write to firstname.lastname@example.org