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2020-06-03 4:55:00 AM  
Don't protest like that. No, not like that either. Nope. Still not right. Nope. Uh-uh. Not like that either. Nope. Sorry, those aims are too narrow. Nope. Whoa, calm down, those aims are too broad. Nope. That's an even worse way to protest. Nope, that's so blandly inclusive it might as well be an ad for Pepsi. Sorry, nope, that's too exclusionary and hostile, you don't want to attack people who could be allies. Uh-uh. No, you shouldn't protest like that either. Sorry, nope, that's too disruptive, you'll turn people off. Nope, that's too quiet, nobody will notice. Nope. Stop shouting like that, that's not allyship, you're making it about you. Uh-uh. You need to speak out more, silence is content. No, that's a bad way to protest too, it's far too violent. Lol, is that how you're protesting, it's just wimpy virtue signalling, nobody cares. Who cares about your street protest, the only people who care are there on the street with you, nobody else is. What's with your stupid protest avatars on Facebook, if you actually cared you'd be on the street. No, you're still doing it wrong. Nope. God, you're so bad at protesting, it's like you don't even want to succeed.

You're so bad at protesting, maybe you should just stop.
 
2020-06-03 6:02:56 AM  

pkjun: Don't protest like that. No, not like that either. Nope. Still not right. Nope. Uh-uh. Not like that either. Nope. Sorry, those aims are too narrow. Nope. Whoa, calm down, those aims are too broad. Nope. That's an even worse way to protest. Nope, that's so blandly inclusive it might as well be an ad for Pepsi. Sorry, nope, that's too exclusionary and hostile, you don't want to attack people who could be allies. Uh-uh. No, you shouldn't protest like that either. Sorry, nope, that's too disruptive, you'll turn people off. Nope, that's too quiet, nobody will notice. Nope. Stop shouting like that, that's not allyship, you're making it about you. Uh-uh. You need to speak out more, silence is content. No, that's a bad way to protest too, it's far too violent. Lol, is that how you're protesting, it's just wimpy virtue signalling, nobody cares. Who cares about your street protest, the only people who care are there on the street with you, nobody else is. What's with your stupid protest avatars on Facebook, if you actually cared you'd be on the street. No, you're still doing it wrong. Nope. God, you're so bad at protesting, it's like you don't even want to succeed.

You're so bad at protesting, maybe you should just stop.


Didn't bother to read the article, I take it?
 
2020-06-03 6:40:32 AM  
Headline inaccurate.  They asked people to stop using the #BlackLivesMatter tag for solidarity posts so people could keep track of actual news easier.  "Hurrrrr...you're not helping so stop trying" had nothing to do with anything.
 
2020-06-03 6:44:09 AM  
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2020-06-03 6:47:29 AM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Headline inaccurate.  They asked people to stop using the #BlackLivesMatter tag for solidarity posts so people could keep track of actual news easier.  "Hurrrrr...you're not helping so stop trying" had nothing to do with anything.


#truckfump and #thesystemiscorrupt is what mine got.


They both rang true to my perspective, and avoided what TFA is about. There's an edit post button on insta. Just use it.
 
2020-06-03 6:55:04 AM  
The other problem with using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag is that some moron will inevitably reply with "ALL lives matter!"
 
2020-06-03 7:02:04 AM  

CarnySaur: The other problem with using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag is that some moron will inevitably reply with "ALL lives matter!"


Seth Rogan has you covered on this in a funny way too.
 
2020-06-03 7:02:09 AM  
Blackout
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Can I still play this?
 
2020-06-03 7:02:13 AM  

CarnySaur: The other problem with using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag is that some moron will inevitably reply with "ALL lives matter!"


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2020-06-03 7:07:14 AM  

BrainyBear: CarnySaur: The other problem with using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag is that some moron will inevitably reply with "ALL lives matter!"

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#LMAO
 
2020-06-03 7:10:30 AM  

CarnySaur: The other problem with using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag is that some moron will inevitably reply with "ALL lives matter!"


So probably today at some point the cops will catch on to this and start having people put up blue boxes on their SM pages.
 
2020-06-03 7:12:30 AM  
Not gonna get worked up over run-of-the-mill slactivism.
 
2020-06-03 7:17:31 AM  
I was a little shocked that my Spotify account (which I listen to while I work) was covered in Black Lives Matter playlists, etc. and the search function was disabled.
Although rap isn't my thing, I tried listening to a few of the songs. Even had some of Richard Pryor's standup bits about black people and cops.
 
2020-06-03 7:18:56 AM  
I've never seen an article mischaracterize a statement from an advocacy group so bad as this one.
ONE of the BLM groups says don't use the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag for the black photos, but that's a far cry from saying that they don't support the protest.
 
2020-06-03 7:21:42 AM  
Maybe social media is not the answer for finding credible mess and updates.
 
2020-06-03 7:22:37 AM  
Thoughts and Prayers?
 
2020-06-03 7:24:35 AM  

rnatalie: I've never seen an article mischaracterize a statement from an advocacy group so bad as this one.
ONE of the BLM groups says don't use the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag for the black photos, but that's a far cry from saying that they don't support the protest.


I guess next time there is a hashtag that a large group of people dislike they'll be able to flood it with nonsense to fark with it.  That sucks
 
2020-06-03 7:24:58 AM  

CarnySaur: The other problem with using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag is that some moron will inevitably reply with "ALL lives matter!"


or worse:  #VeryFewLivesMatterOnLargeTimescales
 
2020-06-03 7:26:48 AM  
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2020-06-03 7:28:13 AM  
I had no idea people were doing this stuff.
A few of my friends on FB posted all black circles and I just had to ask one if them "WTF is this, all black pic. I don't get it?"
Then they told me.

I don't support police brutality but let's face it.  Just like the other 112,877,987 times people outraged about racism it'll stay relevant until every jumps off the band wagon and no one cares in 2-3 months.

Yes, that may make sound like a dick but you know its true.  2-3 months from now everyone will have moves onto the next topic of outrage and all this protesting was for nothing because no one will see it through to the end.
 
2020-06-03 7:28:29 AM  

BrainyBear: CarnySaur: The other problem with using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag is that some moron will inevitably reply with "ALL lives matter!"

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I love that.
 
2020-06-03 7:29:52 AM  
I'm no joiner when it comes to wearing "Orange" unless im hunting.......I have my own shat & don't need to loot, protest etc...##My life MATTERS##
It's my hashtag so I'll stay home away from those idiots.....you wanted out so now you are out and headin to a "Ventilator" near you rral soon!
 
2020-06-03 7:30:15 AM  

pkjun: Don't protest like that. No, not like that either. Nope. Still not right. Nope. Uh-uh. Not like that either. Nope. Sorry, those aims are too narrow. Nope. Whoa, calm down, those aims are too broad. Nope. That's an even worse way to protest. Nope, that's so blandly inclusive it might as well be an ad for Pepsi............


That is exactly how I felt when I started getting "corrected" for trying.
 
2020-06-03 7:31:27 AM  

TotallyRealNotFake: I had no idea people were doing this stuff.
A few of my friends on FB posted all black circles and I just had to ask one if them "WTF is this, all black pic. I don't get it?"
Then they told me.

I don't support police brutality but let's face it.  Just like the other 112,877,987 times people outraged about racism it'll stay relevant until every jumps off the band wagon and no one cares in 2-3 months.

Yes, that may make sound like a dick but you know its true.  2-3 months from now everyone will have moves onto the next topic of outrage and all this protesting was for nothing because no one will see it through to the end.


That is a feature. not a bug.
 
2020-06-03 7:32:12 AM  

qorkfiend: pkjun: Don't protest like that. No, not like that either. Nope. Still not right. Nope. Uh-uh. Not like that either. Nope. Sorry, those aims are too narrow. Nope. Whoa, calm down, those aims are too broad. Nope. That's an even worse way to protest. Nope, that's so blandly inclusive it might as well be an ad for Pepsi. Sorry, nope, that's too exclusionary and hostile, you don't want to attack people who could be allies. Uh-uh. No, you shouldn't protest like that either. Sorry, nope, that's too disruptive, you'll turn people off. Nope, that's too quiet, nobody will notice. Nope. Stop shouting like that, that's not allyship, you're making it about you. Uh-uh. You need to speak out more, silence is content. No, that's a bad way to protest too, it's far too violent. Lol, is that how you're protesting, it's just wimpy virtue signalling, nobody cares. Who cares about your street protest, the only people who care are there on the street with you, nobody else is. What's with your stupid protest avatars on Facebook, if you actually cared you'd be on the street. No, you're still doing it wrong. Nope. God, you're so bad at protesting, it's like you don't even want to succeed.

You're so bad at protesting, maybe you should just stop.

Didn't bother to read the article, I take it?


He's exactly right though. I went "black square" on FB (without posting the status). I immediately had people telling me I was protesting wrong. Then I had to put up with people arguing with them why it WAS good.

The whole thing turned into a turducken of stupid because people started up with the "No, not like that" shiat.
 
2020-06-03 7:35:41 AM  
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ST. LOUIS - A retired police captain was shot to death by looters at a St. Louis pawn shop early Tuesday and his killing apparently was broadcast on Facebook Live.

David Dorn, 77, was shot in the torso about 2:30 a.m. He died on the sidewalk in front of the shop, Lee's Pawn & Jewelry, at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive.
 
2020-06-03 7:36:41 AM  

chippedlogic: Maybe social media is not the answer for finding credible mess and updates.


This.

The other night there was a peaceful protest in my town, but there were some agitators on social media who were actually lying about things like businesses being vandalized and being set on fire, and fights breaking out.

I was actually watching the protest through some random Facebook feed.  I didn't see anything to give me concern.  I'm a huge advocate for expansive free speech and freedom of assembly rights (well, all of the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights), and all I saw locally was people speaking their minds.  That's a *GOOD* thing.  A damned good thing.   A very sizable fraction, if not the majority of people in the World, would be subject to arrest for peacefully protesting against the authorities.

But the assholes were taking every opportunity they could to spread trouble.   Luckily, in this area, no one took the bait.
 
2020-06-03 7:36:52 AM  
But again, the criticism over those participating in Blackout Tuesday extends beyond the problem of people posting black squares on Instagram and obscuring Black Lives Matter content. Other social media users argue that, regardless of the hashtag, just posting a black square and then logging off gives both brands and nonblack people a way of signaling support on social media without providing any real help.

Wait...you were expecting any real help?
 
2020-06-03 7:40:13 AM  
Especially when you fail to competently execute your logo change...

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2020-06-03 7:45:55 AM  
#ProtestProtesting
 
2020-06-03 7:55:09 AM  
But how else am I supposed to make a tragedy all about me without actually doing anything to help?
 
2020-06-03 7:55:57 AM  

groppet: CarnySaur: The other problem with using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag is that some moron will inevitably reply with "ALL lives matter!"

So probably today at some point the cops will catch on to this and start having people put up blue boxes on their SM pages.


I checked into LinkedIn yesterday and companies are very openly siding with the protesters on this. I'm yet to see any company post a blue line flag or sentiment. Random people (why are finance people such assholes, he pondered, fully knowing they're sociopaths) are making noise about "riots" and "lost money" but entities and most people aren't siding with the blue on this.
 
2020-06-03 7:56:19 AM  
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2020-06-03 7:59:11 AM  
Oh man I'm so pissed off I got kicked off Facebook I'm dying to put a stupid filter on my profile picture to try to get credit.
 
2020-06-03 8:16:33 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: [Fark user image 407x442]

ST. LOUIS - A retired police captain was shot to death by looters at a St. Louis pawn shop early Tuesday and his killing apparently was broadcast on Facebook Live.

David Dorn, 77, was shot in the torso about 2:30 a.m. He died on the sidewalk in front of the shop, Lee's Pawn & Jewelry, at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive.


Do you have a point?

<check user name>

I withdraw the question.
 
2020-06-03 8:24:37 AM  
I don't use hashtags, and I posted a picture of some gator I cooked up yesterday. Somehow I think I helped just as much as everyone else.
 
2020-06-03 8:25:52 AM  

pkjun: You're so bad at protesting, maybe you should just stop.


The whole black square thing isn't protesting.  It's slapping a "support the troops" magnet on your car.
 
2020-06-03 8:28:16 AM  

qorkfiend: pkjun: Don't protest like that. No, not like that either. Nope. Still not right. Nope. Uh-uh. Not like that either. Nope. Sorry, those aims are too narrow. Nope. Whoa, calm down, those aims are too broad. Nope. That's an even worse way to protest. Nope, that's so blandly inclusive it might as well be an ad for Pepsi. Sorry, nope, that's too exclusionary and hostile, you don't want to attack people who could be allies. Uh-uh. No, you shouldn't protest like that either. Sorry, nope, that's too disruptive, you'll turn people off. Nope, that's too quiet, nobody will notice. Nope. Stop shouting like that, that's not allyship, you're making it about you. Uh-uh. You need to speak out more, silence is content. No, that's a bad way to protest too, it's far too violent. Lol, is that how you're protesting, it's just wimpy virtue signalling, nobody cares. Who cares about your street protest, the only people who care are there on the street with you, nobody else is. What's with your stupid protest avatars on Facebook, if you actually cared you'd be on the street. No, you're still doing it wrong. Nope. God, you're so bad at protesting, it's like you don't even want to succeed.

You're so bad at protesting, maybe you should just stop.

Didn't bother to read the article, I take it?


I read it. Submitted with a different headline.

I think PK summarized it perfectly.

Unless someone can point out to me the other time using Instagram was discouraged because because reasons.
 
2020-06-03 8:30:35 AM  

SpectroBoy: Zeb Hesselgresser: [Fark user image 407x442]

ST. LOUIS - A retired police captain was shot to death by looters at a St. Louis pawn shop early Tuesday and his killing apparently was broadcast on Facebook Live.

David Dorn, 77, was shot in the torso about 2:30 a.m. He died on the sidewalk in front of the shop, Lee's Pawn & Jewelry, at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive.

Do you have a point?

<check user name>

I withdraw the question.


'If a friend calls you on the telephone and says they're lost on Martin Luther King Boulevard and they want to know what they should do, the best response is 'Run!'

-Chris Rock
 
2020-06-03 8:45:39 AM  
You need a new hashing that no one will get upset over. Something to cure all this violence. I know!
*blackout*
#ForTheCure

There, no organization should have issue with that.
 
2020-06-03 8:45:47 AM  
The irony of the demonstrations is that they are protesting the actions, or lack of actions by the City Governments that they have elected. If the "systemic racism" is so extreme that you need to protest and riot why do they keep voting for the same city government that has done nothing to change it? The Cities with the most visible (and destructive) demonstrations are long time dark blue Democrat Shangri La's. Trump has never had day to day control of the individual city governments. They operate under the Mayors and City Councils people elect. DJT doesn't pick the Police Chiefs, he doesn't set their individual rules and policies. They set their own under the limits of the State and Federal Constitutions and the constraints of their voters willingness to re-elect them. The People demonstrating in the streets don't seem to realize they are protesting their own acceptance of the status quo by voting for more of the same.
 
2020-06-03 8:50:12 AM  

qorkfiend: pkjun: Don't protest like that. No, not like that either. Nope. Still not right. Nope. Uh-uh. Not like that either. Nope. Sorry, those aims are too narrow. Nope. Whoa, calm down, those aims are too broad. Nope. That's an even worse way to protest. Nope, that's so blandly inclusive it might as well be an ad for Pepsi. Sorry, nope, that's too exclusionary and hostile, you don't want to attack people who could be allies. Uh-uh. No, you shouldn't protest like that either. Sorry, nope, that's too disruptive, you'll turn people off. Nope, that's too quiet, nobody will notice. Nope. Stop shouting like that, that's not allyship, you're making it about you. Uh-uh. You need to speak out more, silence is content. No, that's a bad way to protest too, it's far too violent. Lol, is that how you're protesting, it's just wimpy virtue signalling, nobody cares. Who cares about your street protest, the only people who care are there on the street with you, nobody else is. What's with your stupid protest avatars on Facebook, if you actually cared you'd be on the street. No, you're still doing it wrong. Nope. God, you're so bad at protesting, it's like you don't even want to succeed.

You're so bad at protesting, maybe you should just stop.

Didn't bother to read the article, I take it?


Why would he, when his goal is to poison the narrative?
\20 idiots smarted that post
 
2020-06-03 8:54:18 AM  
"Tuesday, June 2 is meant to intentionally disrupt the work week"

Well that failed miserably.
 
2020-06-03 8:55:57 AM  
What I love about this story: it's so easy to tell who actually read the article & who is just responding to the headline.
 
2020-06-03 8:57:17 AM  

Another Government Employee: Thoughts and Prayers?


With the same effect.
 
2020-06-03 8:58:18 AM  

SpectroBoy: Zeb Hesselgresser: [Fark user image 407x442]

ST. LOUIS - A retired police captain was shot to death by looters at a St. Louis pawn shop early Tuesday and his killing apparently was broadcast on Facebook Live.

David Dorn, 77, was shot in the torso about 2:30 a.m. He died on the sidewalk in front of the shop, Lee's Pawn & Jewelry, at 4123 Martin Luther King Drive.

Do you have a point?

<check user name>

I withdraw the question.


Maybe he could enlighten us as to the color of the looters skin. 2 to 1 white. 5 to 1 black. 50 to 1 Asian.
 
2020-06-03 9:00:40 AM  

dittybopper: chippedlogic: Maybe social media is not the answer for finding credible mess and updates.

This.

The other night there was a peaceful protest in my town, but there were some agitators on social media who were actually lying about things like businesses being vandalized and being set on fire, and fights breaking out.

I was actually watching the protest through some random Facebook feed.  I didn't see anything to give me concern.  I'm a huge advocate for expansive free speech and freedom of assembly rights (well, all of the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights), and all I saw locally was people speaking their minds.  That's a *GOOD* thing.  A damned good thing.   A very sizable fraction, if not the majority of people in the World, would be subject to arrest for peacefully protesting against the authorities.

But the assholes were taking every opportunity they could to spread trouble.   Luckily, in this area, no one took the bait.


Sure you are, Mr Vote From The Rooftops.
 
2020-06-03 10:09:04 AM  
Activists are now criticizing Blackout Tuesday posts that use the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag for being not just unhelpful but also counterproductive for those looking for critical information and resources related to anti-police brutality demonstrations.

It kept who from getting critical what now?  They clogged up the internet with the black squares?  How about rewind and start this idea of an article all over again.
 
2020-06-03 10:11:12 AM  

Jeebus Saves: pkjun: You're so bad at protesting, maybe you should just stop.

The whole black square thing isn't protesting.  It's slapping a "support the troops" magnet on your car.


Shame on anyone who starts by dipping a toe in the water! Never try anything new or anything you are not expert at!

Amirite! High five!

U R SMRT
 
2020-06-03 10:56:56 AM  

GoldSpider: Not gonna get worked up over run-of-the-mill slactivism.


This is your special run of the mill slactivism against slactivism.

Congrats!
 
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