In the ever evolving world of social media, Facebook is no exception. While we do post stories from the Mid America Live website to our Facebook page, it has been brought to our attention that comments made by readers can make us liable and open to slander/libel litigation. Note that Facebook (read the fine print) takes ownership of all content and photos we post; however they conveniently make us liable for comments made by others, which defies logic in our book.
With this in mind we are left with two options, one being that we moderate or remove comments we deem to be a problem. Since we are not attorneys, we do not believe we are capable of properly doing this; with that in mind, we are going with the second option of no longer allowing comments on our posts.
Our apologies for making this change, however we feel we have been left with no other options other than abandoning Facebook altogether.
Doug Mager and Curtis Vail II