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2021-05-12 6:36:30 AM  
FB is now your mom
 
2021-05-12 6:39:56 AM  
Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately pull up Snopes and start reading the article - out loud - that debunks whatever they're talking about.
 
2021-05-12 6:46:04 AM  
But what about Gramma and Grampa and their FWD, FWD, FWD?!?!?!   That's still OK right?   Right?!
 
2021-05-12 6:47:10 AM  
This headlines sounds important. I'll forward this to my friends and family.
Dnrtfa
 
2021-05-12 6:48:56 AM  
Fortunately, it's not news.
 
2021-05-12 6:59:34 AM  
Zuck is not my supervisor.
 
2021-05-12 7:01:36 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Zuck is not my supervisor.


No, he runs something a little more complicated than a Quick-E-Mart. Now, get back to work. The local drunk threw up in the ice cream freezer and it ain't gonna clean itself.
 
2021-05-12 7:03:29 AM  
DNRTFA
 
2021-05-12 7:04:02 AM  
Anyone want to give me the tl;dr version of this?
 
2021-05-12 7:08:00 AM  
I'll go one step forward.  Facebook should place a giant disclaimer over your link, whenever you share an article you did not even open and look at, by stating that you did not, and then blocking anyone from commenting on the link who has not opened and looked at it themselves.
 
2021-05-12 7:10:46 AM  
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2021-05-12 7:16:18 AM  

NephilimNexus: Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately pull up Snopes and start reading the article - out loud - that debunks whatever they're talking about.


These days, Facebook often slaps the Snopes debunking immediately after those sorts of stories (assuming the "news" site linked isn't banned for being a firehose of disinformation).
 
2021-05-12 7:17:40 AM  
I am old. Therefore I use facebook. It's where I have a humor page and where I see what people I love (pretend to love, secretly loathe, openly detest, and celebrities nobody under 50 knows) are up to. I already read articles and vet them before sharing (always was a rebel). When I click to read, a big ol' warning is thrown up before I can read a word telling me I am leaving FB and do I really want to do that? DO I? DO you understand you are leaving the safe cocoon for the scary world of (dun dun duuuuh) the Internet.

So now they want to make sure I do that while warning me it might not be wise to do so. Yeah, that tracks.
 
2021-05-12 7:21:17 AM  
That will stop the bot networks from automatically forwarding articles to each other to build up clicks...for about 5 minutes while the botmasters reprogram them to open the articles before forwarding them.
 
2021-05-12 7:29:34 AM  
The only things I forward or share from social media are things like this:
https://twitter.com/cctv_idiots/statu​s​/1392399911161942017

Everything else is made up of photos of my cat or a song that's stuck in my head. So, FB can kiss my lady ass and get out of my face.
 
2021-05-12 7:31:01 AM  

CheatCommando: The Googles Do Nothing: Zuck is not my supervisor.

No, he runs something a little more complicated than a Quick-E-Mart. Now, get back to work. The local drunk threw up in the ice cream freezer and it ain't gonna clean itself.


Barney threw up on Frostillicus?
 
2021-05-12 7:40:06 AM  
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2021-05-12 7:55:06 AM  

NephilimNexus: Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately...



...stop listening.
 
2021-05-12 7:57:06 AM  
Subby, I don't know how FB's RTFA requirement would threaten Fark. If anything, it would drive users here, because commenting without RTFA is our FSM-given right.

/DNRTFA
 
2021-05-12 8:05:59 AM  
What do random tourists farking around have to do with Fark?

/Really, Theo? farking Asshole
 
2021-05-12 8:08:21 AM  
I enjoy coming into a thread and reading something outrageous that doesn't make sense to the headline and is so out there, non sequitur, off the track that I giggle. Then I see the DNRTFA.

I know I've done it before. Made a complete ass out for not reading the article.
 
2021-05-12 8:19:48 AM  

NephilimNexus: Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately pull up Snopes and start reading the article - out loud - that debunks whatever they're talking about.


The most unintentionally hilarious thing I saw on Facebook in the last year was someone posting a meme of Pelosi saying something horrible...that was clearly taken from a screenshot of a Snopes page. A quick trip to that page proved it to be debunked there.

Then the person who posted it still expected to be taken seriously, because Trump.
 
2021-05-12 8:30:40 AM  

Fireproof: The most unintentionally hilarious thing I saw on Facebook...


...was about this time last year or so, I forget. But it mentioned that both Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres were in cahoots with Wayfair.com and were involved with sex trafficking

the sad thing? I had hoped it was true.
 
2021-05-12 8:35:04 AM  

NephilimNexus: Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately pull up Snopes and start reading the article - out loud - that debunks whatever they're talking about.


Yeah, I used to try to use Snopes to debunk my crazy relatives rantings - but they claim Snopes is a pack of liberal lies, and they know because they read it on the Interwebs.  So they're immune to Snopes.
So now I just point out where one of their republican heroes stated the opposite of what they are saying now.  It doesn't change their minds, but it's fun watching their head gears realign as they come up with some excuse about how that actually proves their point - and it sows a seed of doubt about that Republican hero.
 
2021-05-12 8:50:18 AM  

phenn: The only things I forward or share from social media are things like this:
https://twitter.com/cctv_idiots/status​/1392399911161942017

Everything else is made up of photos of my cat or a song that's stuck in my head. So, FB can kiss my lady ass and get out of my face.


Damn you I just spent way too much time looking at the dawwww and Rofl on that twitter account. Following.
 
2021-05-12 9:21:14 AM  
What's next? Fark requiring that you read the article and pass a quiz before you can go drop a shiat post in the comments!?! The Pol tab with be a ghost town!!
 
2021-05-12 9:30:08 AM  

Fireproof: NephilimNexus: Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately pull up Snopes and start reading the article - out loud - that debunks whatever they're talking about.

The most unintentionally hilarious thing I saw on Facebook in the last year was someone posting a meme of Pelosi saying something horrible...that was clearly taken from a screenshot of a Snopes page. A quick trip to that page proved it to be debunked there.

Then the person who posted it still expected to be taken seriously, because Trump.


A narcissistic sociopath turned to them to feed his need for praise, therefore they're serious people who should be taken seriously for reasons.
 
2021-05-12 9:31:47 AM  

Cyber Duck: NephilimNexus: Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately pull up Snopes and start reading the article - out loud - that debunks whatever they're talking about.

Yeah, I used to try to use Snopes to debunk my crazy relatives rantings - but they claim Snopes is a pack of liberal lies, and they know because they read it on the Interwebs.  So they're immune to Snopes.
So now I just point out where one of their republican heroes stated the opposite of what they are saying now.  It doesn't change their minds, but it's fun watching their head gears realign as they come up with some excuse about how that actually proves their point - and it sows a seed of doubt about that Republican hero.


One of my first signs that Trumpers were usually too far down the rabbit hole to bother arguing with was one around 2016 who basically laughed when I sent him a Snopes link and said that everyone knew that Snopes was owned by Soros. And this wasn't some old Boomer, either.
 
2021-05-12 9:54:46 AM  

Fireproof: Cyber Duck: NephilimNexus: Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately pull up Snopes and start reading the article - out loud - that debunks whatever they're talking about.

Yeah, I used to try to use Snopes to debunk my crazy relatives rantings - but they claim Snopes is a pack of liberal lies, and they know because they read it on the Interwebs.  So they're immune to Snopes.
So now I just point out where one of their republican heroes stated the opposite of what they are saying now.  It doesn't change their minds, but it's fun watching their head gears realign as they come up with some excuse about how that actually proves their point - and it sows a seed of doubt about that Republican hero.

One of my first signs that Trumpers were usually too far down the rabbit hole to bother arguing with was one around 2016 who basically laughed when I sent him a Snopes link and said that everyone knew that Snopes was owned by Soros. And this wasn't some old Boomer, either.


It was over for the party as soon as they declared fact-checking to be Liberal and not for them.
 
2021-05-12 10:26:57 AM  

dwlah: [Fark user image 400x400]


FAKE NEWS!

Abraham Lincoln actually said, "Don't believe half the things you read on the Internet."
 
2021-05-12 11:31:05 AM  
Yeah, Facebook isn't gonna enforce this any more stringently than they enforce anything else.

Not that it matters. If someone gets "news" off of Facebook, reading obviously hasn't done them much good. Just stop listening to them, block them, whatever. Just nope out of your association with them if you can.
 
2021-05-12 11:56:02 AM  
Read?
 
2021-05-12 12:00:13 PM  
The only solution for Facebag is to nuke it from orbit.
 
2021-05-12 12:24:43 PM  

mod3072: What's next? Fark requiring that you read the article and pass a quiz before you can go drop a shiat post in the comments!?! The Pol tab with be a ghost town!!


And nothing of value would be lost.
 
2021-05-12 3:54:16 PM  

Fireproof: Cyber Duck: NephilimNexus: Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately pull up Snopes and start reading the article - out loud - that debunks whatever they're talking about.

Yeah, I used to try to use Snopes to debunk my crazy relatives rantings - but they claim Snopes is a pack of liberal lies, and they know because they read it on the Interwebs.  So they're immune to Snopes.
So now I just point out where one of their republican heroes stated the opposite of what they are saying now.  It doesn't change their minds, but it's fun watching their head gears realign as they come up with some excuse about how that actually proves their point - and it sows a seed of doubt about that Republican hero.

One of my first signs that Trumpers were usually too far down the rabbit hole to bother arguing with was one around 2016 who basically laughed when I sent him a Snopes link and said that everyone knew that Snopes was owned by Soros. And this wasn't some old Boomer, either.


I think at least one of my relatives has been denying Snopes as far back as 2012.  Maybe longer
 
2021-05-12 4:24:36 PM  

Cyber Duck: Fireproof: Cyber Duck: NephilimNexus: Whenever someone begins a sentence with "I read on Facebook..." I immediately pull up Snopes and start reading the article - out loud - that debunks whatever they're talking about.

Yeah, I used to try to use Snopes to debunk my crazy relatives rantings - but they claim Snopes is a pack of liberal lies, and they know because they read it on the Interwebs.  So they're immune to Snopes.
So now I just point out where one of their republican heroes stated the opposite of what they are saying now.  It doesn't change their minds, but it's fun watching their head gears realign as they come up with some excuse about how that actually proves their point - and it sows a seed of doubt about that Republican hero.

One of my first signs that Trumpers were usually too far down the rabbit hole to bother arguing with was one around 2016 who basically laughed when I sent him a Snopes link and said that everyone knew that Snopes was owned by Soros. And this wasn't some old Boomer, either.

I think at least one of my relatives has been denying Snopes as far back as 2012.  Maybe longer


This
I've been told that Snopes is a liberal propaganda site.

Mouser: That will stop the bot networks from automatically forwarding articles to each other to build up clicks...for about 5 minutes while the botmasters reprogram them to open the articles before forwarding them.


They need to include a timer so that no article can be forwarded less than 2 minutes after it was opened. Wouldn't stop the bots, but it would slow them down considerably.

phenn: The only things I forward or share from social media are things like this:
https://twitter.com/cctv_idiots/status​/1392399911161942017

Everything else is made up of photos of my cat or a song that's stuck in my head. So, FB can kiss my lady ass and get out of my face.


I played that video and my cat growled and looked around for the strange dog she was hearing.
I also post about the weather, and what klutzy thing I've done lately.
 
2021-05-12 10:10:50 PM  
"Please enable all cookies so that we can confirm you read the story."
 
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