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Facebook Blocks Mike Maloney Video?

Dan Rubock 
OCT 23, 2013

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Wow, what a great start for Episode 4 of Hidden Secrets Of Money!

After just one week we are closing in on 700,000 views – just outstanding.

Thanks to each and every one of you who shared the link to Episode 4, it really has spread like wildfire.

Hey, even Deepak Chopra has weighed in:


But out of everything I’ve seen so far, may favorite act of guerilla sharing is the ATM bandit known as Revolution…check this out:

But now to something a little more serious… it appears as though Facebook is preventing some users from posting the link to Episode 4, labeling it as ‘Abusive Content’.

I first saw some comments on our YouTube channel mentioning this on Thursday, but didn’t worry too much about it as I had seen it posted successfully to many different pages. Then more comments came in. Then emails started arriving at alerting us to the same problem.

Over the weekend, the most popular comments on our Youtube feed were "Can’t post this to FB" or similar.

And yesterday we received a dozen messages. So yes, it appears that Facebook has taken a disliking to our video. That’s a real shame, as Facebook was accounting for the majority of our shares for Episode 4. 

Watch this video to see what Mike thinks about it:

If you have encountered this problem – please take a screenshot and send it to us, right after you have written a polite email to Facebook informing them that there is no content in Episode 4 that could be deemed abusive content ( unless you are a Primary Dealer ). In which case, you had it coming, but I digress.

Thank you for your help with this. Personally, I can’t wait for the day when Facebook is usurped by an ‘Open Source Facebook’, where our personal data stays personal and isn’t turned into marketing algorithms, where our photos and memories of loved ones remain our own property and can never be claimed by some faceless corporation, where our ‘private’ messages aren’t scanned for marketing opportunities, and our GPS position is not mined to track and predict our every move. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. And I’ve digressed again…back to the good news!

To those new to Hidden Secrets of Money – welcome, please take advantage of the resources offered at the website.

Each episode, Mike Maloney posts an Exclusive Presentation in which he adds extra information, his thoughts, and anything else that was left out of the episode.

For the Exclusive Presentation for Episode 4, Mike lists a number of items that we chose to leave out of the video because, to quote Mike “When you are producing something like this, you have to make choices to make this thing consumable, so that people are able to get it and digest it...otherwise we would have an epic that's longer than Dr. Zhivago, and people would be totally confused at the end.”

So please take the time to check out all of the extra features on the website, they are only available to you and others who signed up for this newsletter. Make use of them. Especially the new forum, if you have any questions you can be sure that someone will help you out there. 

Now, if you really want to help us…check out the Ambassador Kit section. This is where you’ll find a heaping helping of useful information and tools that will help you spread the message and the mission of the Hidden Secrets of Money series. Everybody…on the count of three:

‘To enlighten the world that maximum prosperity can only be achieved through individual freedom, free markets, and sound money’.

Hopefully we never have to add ‘Free Press’ to our mission statement.

Life is good, thanks again for all your help, see you next week. 

Let’s get this video to 1,000,000 views.

Dan (Producer)