"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

22 May 2021

Social Engineering...

 I suspect that 'ol Zuckie Boy has algorithms that look at your posts and determine if you are a "Liberal Fruitcake" or an "Enemy of the Left".  They look at words and combinations of words, then compare those words with your status as either a Fruitcake or as an Enemy and decide, based on that, whether your speech defies their "community standards".  Context is not a consideration.  Silencing dissent is the only consideration.  If you are a Fruitcake you can say whatever you want...

If you are found to be in violation of said "community standards" you will immediately receive an email from Zuck's team telling you that you have violated their standards and that what you have said constitutes hate speech.  You will then be given the opportunity to admit that your comment or post was hate speech and move on.  If it's your "first offense" you get a slap on the wrist and a warning.

The second time that you violate the rules you get a 24 hour ban.  If you can't control yourself and play by Zuck's rules after that, the next infraction will result in a 3 day ban.  That would be followed by a 7 day ban, a 30 day ban, possibly a second 30 day ban, then you are removed.  Due Process, ya know...  ;)

But, anyway...  because fb is a "town square forum" they can remove material that they find offensive (no requirement to define that...) in the interest of maintaining community standards.  And they can punish you for your violations.  Because, forum.  Now, if they were a publisher, editing content, it would be considered censorship and a violation of your free speech rights if they erased you.   I'm confused.

Anyway, it did my heart good to read today that people are tired of the BS and are leaving social media behind, hoping for a bit of privacy in their lives.  That bodes ill for Zuckie Boy.  He makes his money by selling advertising to people who then use Zuck's forum to try to entice you to buy their product.

If the people go away, the advertisers go away, and the fucktards at fb are forced to change the way they do business, or to go away themselves...

Fuck Zuck.