Claim: Facebook is blocking links to the web site for Kirk Cameron's film Unstoppable.
Example: [Collected via Facebook, January 2014]
Origins: Unstoppable is a documentary film hosted by Kirk Cameron (best known for his role as Mike Seaver on the 1980s TV sitcom Growing Pains) and made in partnership with Liberty University which was released for a single-night screening in theaters on
Calling all friends of Faith, Family, and Freedom! Facebook has officially "blocked" me and you (and everyone else) from posting any link to my new movie at UnstoppableTheMovieDOTcom, labeling the content as "abusive", "unsafe", and "spammy"! I can't even write the real link here, or Facebook would block this post too!! Try to post it yourself and see! We have been officially shut down by Facebook and unable to get any response from them. This is my most personal film about faith, hope, and love, and about why God allows bad things to happen to good people. What is "abusive" or "unsafe" about that?! Please help us encourage Facebook to unblock our website soon by sharing this post with your friends so more people can see this transparent, faith-building project.
Facebook soon rectified the situation, maintaining that the film site's domain had previously been associated with the sending of spam:
Michael Kirkland, communications manager for Facebook, [said] that links to the movie's site had been briefly blocked due to a mistake in their anti-spam system.
"From what we can tell, the address purchased for the movie was previously being used as a spam site and it hadn't been refreshed in our system yet," said Kirkland.
"We were in direct contact with Kirk's team on this and reversed the block as soon as we confirmed that the address was no longer being used for spam."
Although the Unstoppable Facebook issue was a brief one that had been rectified six months earlier, renewed rumors that Unstoppable links were still (or once again) being blocked on Facebook circulated again in early 2014, in conjunction with the film's release on DVD.
Last updated: 6 January 2014