I can’t think of a single good reason for Facebook to delete old crossposts from Twitter other than spite.
@fraying I know you’re thinking, so what, they’re both terrible, who cares? But in over two decades in the community biz I’ve seen Facebook’s bad behavior get normalized by other companies. If they can batch delete your posts and conversations on a corporate whim, that sets a terrrrrible precedent.
And Facebook’s whole “we’re looking into it” response here is a lie. They did this on purpose. There’s no other reasonable explanation. Those were posts that already existed in their databases and did not require any API access to Twitter to display.
@fraying for me it proves once again you are not really the owner of the conversationspace on these networks. Both Facebook and Twitter. But... The same thing could happen on Mastodon or any other service that saves your messages. How to prevent this? Constant local backups? Instances of 1?
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