(Anti)Social Media Platforms We Rely On
With the news of GOP Congressman Devin Nunes suing Twitter, that pretty much puts an exclamation point on how far gone our social media platforms truly are.
I’m not saying there is no hope, I’m saying things have to be rooted out like former employees at Twitter that shut down the President’s account just as they leave. They probably have allies within the social media giant, and that’s a problem. Because it seems Jack is employing liberal-leaning techies, who have ideas to censor the Right (and some deserve to be censored on both sides of the aisle) but not censor a ‘pastor’ like anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan or even Rep Ilhan Omar for that matter.
I think the absurdity of the leaders of these platforms actually as my friend Brenden mentioned, on aha, Instagram, reflects the absurdity of public who use these platforms as well!
ARE ANY OF US REALLY THAT HAPPY AND WITH GROUPS OF PEOPLE ALL THE TIME?? Asking for a friend! The absurdity of social media in and of itself is that everyone puts up a facade, and just like we want the world to see a certain side, Facebook and Twitter put up a facade that our data that our personal information is protected.
That’s where Facebook is now in hot water. According to the New York Times they are under a federal investigation, in the UNITED STATES I remind you, for big tech deals. Zuckerberg isn’t some kid from Harvard anymore .
According to the Times and Forbes, in addition Securities and Exchange Commission scrutiny of Zuckerberg’s public testimony the DOJ launched investigations into fraud by our beloved social media outlet, Facebook. Fraud! Forbes NYTCo Communications (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2019/03/15/facebook-risks-these-criminal-charges-in-multiple-investigations-over-its-privacy-practices/amp/)
To make our social media great again, there has to be not only rooting out of very very biased employees, but clearly investigations also will help bring We The People into the light of just how bad the leaders of these outlets have acted.
When you think of it, the investigation into Facebook started with Cambridge Analytica right around the time that Facebook started to censor conservatives and articles that didn’t fit the Liberal way of thinking , so Facebook hopped on the censorship train earlier than Twitter visibly proved to. Which is ironic because at the same time of banning conservative -leaning articles, Facebook was allowing Russian troll farms to buy ads and to access our data in the 2016 election, that is insanity!
Our data is precious, of course, but isn’t our right to free speech? An article arguing a conservative viewpoint, should not be considered fake news, but just another aspect to a storyline. (Side note: livestream of a murder in New Zealand is not free speech, hate speech is not free speech).
How is it Facebook has a ‘server outage ‘ that can knock out the whole website for nearly a day, but they can’t take down the New Zealand shooters horrific videos? How is it we trust them with our lives and they are just selling it down the river ? ‘Sign up for Free’ hahahah! Right!
When I was in college we learned about informed consent, and we are consenting to everything Facebook, Twitter and every app is doing with our data. But they are letting us down with the censorship and the backroom dealings, leading me to believe the social media is becoming the Anti-Social Social Media!