Boycott BP Facebook Page Deleted: Bookies Back Down Too

Written by:
Jagajeet Chiba
Published on:
Jun/28/2010
Boycott BP Facebook Page

Facebook community up in arms over Boycott BP page deletion while online bookmakers stop taking bets on BP oil spill crisis

Whether it was a hack job or Facebook for whatever reason caved in to pressure from BP, the much talked about Boycott BP Facebook page somehow got deleted on Monday.  Its nearly 800,000 fans were not all too pleased.  A new page was quickly launched with more than 30,000 fans on board in just hours.

Facebook members began the speculation:

"You sold out Facebook!" one angry member asserted.

A CNN iReporter had this to say: "Boycott BP and its creator, Lee Perkins, have been focused in several interviews recently, one of which was done with Diane Sawyer.  To say he has made a large impact in a short amount of time is an understatement."

Meanwhile, online gambling website BetUS.com has taken down odds on the BP oil spill though it wasn't immediately clear as to whether they were pressured by any groups into doing so.

They replaced their BP odds with who will win the Nathan's Hotdog Eating Contest this 4th of July

Certainly lack of demand or a fear of offending people could not be reasons for taking down such odds (unlike those offered by Ireland-based Paddy Power as to which animal will be extinct first in the Gulf).  BetUS.com featured odds on whether BP CEO Tony Hayward will be fired and whether the company will go bankrupt. 

Maybe BetUS.com might want to consider offering odds on when Facebook will put the Boycott BP page back up.  Facebook is about to get crucified it would appear.

Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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