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(The Daily Beast)   Facebook will no longer be a platform for the Republican Party to reach their most valued constituents   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2021-06-04 12:00:54 PM  
A ghost got you to break your sacred oath? Marone!
 
2021-06-04 12:04:47 PM  
Well I farked that up.

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2021-06-04 12:51:10 PM  
File under: I'll believe it when I see it.
 
2021-06-04 12:52:52 PM  
Politicians had fark-all to do with the garbage truck on FB. It has everything to do with the Alex Jones' and his 6,000 dirty little brothers running around setting the house on fire.
 
2021-06-04 12:53:20 PM  

Kris_Romm: File under: I'll believe it when I see it.


You mean if you dont see it?
 
2021-06-04 12:53:23 PM  
"Facebook Says It'll Stop Letting Politicians Post Whatever Hateful Garbage They Want"

The GOP will never let that stand.  Hateful garbage is all they got.
 
2021-06-04 12:53:45 PM  
So... which liberal politician posted something that pissed off the reich wing so much that they complained?

I am assuming that is what happened since I don't believe they would *finally* get tired of the absolute shiat that conservative politicians post.
 
2021-06-04 12:53:57 PM  
They can't even get my cousin to stop posting crazy right-wing bullshiat.

farker wears it as a badge of honor when his posts all get a big fact-check warning on top of them.
 
2021-06-04 12:53:59 PM  
I was hoping to read the FB blocked access from Russia, other ex-Soviet places...

*kicks dirt*
 
2021-06-04 12:55:30 PM  
They should build a politics filter on Facebook because chances are if it is on FB it's false.
 
2021-06-04 12:57:26 PM  

Kris_Romm: File under: I'll believe it when I see it.


This.

Plus, I stopped visiting that cursed site on the regular because folks I know from college have taken to posting white supremacy memes, racist slurs, and COVID-19 disinformation with nary a slap on the wrist.

The big names are a problem but just as much so are the individuals who amplify the messages.
 
2021-06-04 12:57:45 PM  
But, but, what about their freedums?  Is Parler still a thing?
 
2021-06-04 12:58:19 PM  
bullshiat
 
2021-06-04 12:59:39 PM  
FaceBook like "we're gonna start actually enforcing our ToS and stop making exceptions because some people have made it a political point to be awful people that shouldn't be allowed in polite society."

And as somebody said up thread: I'll believe it when I see it.
 
2021-06-04 1:00:08 PM  
Closing the barn doors so late that the farm's actually been closed for years.
 
2021-06-04 1:00:19 PM  
Fan-farking-tastic!

Now block Florida.
 
2021-06-04 1:00:42 PM  
Awesome

Also glad to hear about FB banning donnie dipshiat for 2 years

guess the blog might get revived...

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2021-06-04 1:01:24 PM  
Heaven forbid some Republican has to sink so low as to actually talk about policies, and boring stuff like laws.
 
2021-06-04 1:02:26 PM  

Cache: "Facebook Says It'll Stop Letting Politicians Post Whatever Hateful Garbage They Want"

The GOP will never let that stand.  Hateful garbage is all they got.


This is the kind of echo chamber ignorance I expect around here, complete inaccurate rubbish. If you take hateful garbage away from the Republicans they still have lies, projection, and denial of reality to motivate their base.
 
2021-06-04 1:02:47 PM  
Sure, that's what they say. But as long as the algorithms keep promoting "controversial" stuff (i.e. right wing lies and bullsh*t) because such things increase the almighty engagement which therefore increases their almighty profits from ad revenues, the bullsh*t will not stop.
 
2021-06-04 1:03:45 PM  
Ex-president biatchtits is banned from FB until Jan. 2023.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/04/tech/f​a​cebook-politicians/index.html
 
2021-06-04 1:03:47 PM  
$ure thing.
 
2021-06-04 1:03:52 PM  
Facebook: Please don't be racist.

Facebook users: But it's my political belief that Puerto Ricans belong in cages! You can't stifle my free speech!"

Facebook: Oh, hmm... This is a tricky pickle. I'd ought to deliberate on this for five years!
 
2021-06-04 1:04:25 PM  
CANCEL FACEBOOK!!!  FREE SPEACH!!! MAH FREEDUMS!!!!

cue RW outrage.
 
2021-06-04 1:05:56 PM  

0MGWTFBBQ: CANCEL FACEBOOK!!!  FREE SPEACH!!! MAH FREEDUMS!!!!

cue RW outrage.


ok but actually cancel facebook. it would vastly improve the world.
 
2021-06-04 1:06:26 PM  
There's a twitter account that lists the Top 10 posts by engagement every day. It is consistently the most right wing of right wingers.

I'll believe facebook when that changes.
 
2021-06-04 1:07:17 PM  
Facebook still a massive purveyor of right-wing trash
The top-performing link posts by U.S. Facebook pages in the last 24 hours are from:


1. Franklin Graham
2. Ben Shapiro
3. Sean Hannity
4. Ben Shapiro
5. My Modern Met
6. Ben Shapiro
7. Sean Hannity
8. Donald Trump Jr.
9. Dan Bongino
10. News and Guts
- Facebook's Top 10 (@FacebooksTop10) June 3, 2021
 
2021-06-04 1:12:52 PM  

Cache: "Facebook Says It'll Stop Letting Politicians Post Whatever Hateful Garbage They Want"

The GOP will never let that stand.  Hateful garbage is all they got.


All while complaining yet again it violates their 1st Amendment rights. Keep in mind, folks, these are elected officials with utterly no understanding of how that or the rest of the Constitution works or says, or any willingness to learn.
 
2021-06-04 1:12:57 PM  
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2021-06-04 1:13:05 PM  

JesseL: They can't even get my cousin to stop posting crazy right-wing bullshiat.

farker wears it as a badge of honor when his posts all get a big fact-check warning on top of them.


I'm on a 30 day ban for saying "dirty farking Russians" don't know if it's the algorithm or a right wing snowflake didnt appreciate my criticism. Yet I see so much horrible shiat right wingers post that never gets taken down.
 
2021-06-04 1:15:35 PM  
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2021-06-04 1:16:00 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Facebook still a massive purveyor of right-wing trash
The top-performing link posts by U.S. Facebook pages in the last 24 hours are from:


1. Franklin Graham
2. Ben Shapiro
3. Sean Hannity
4. Ben Shapiro
5. My Modern Met
6. Ben Shapiro
7. Sean Hannity
8. Donald Trump Jr.
9. Dan Bongino
10. News and Guts
- Facebook's Top 10 (@FacebooksTop10) June 3, 2021


Ben shapiro is the farking worst I just want to give him a noogie or a wet willy
 
2021-06-04 1:16:11 PM  
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
 
2021-06-04 1:16:55 PM  
It will be very interesting to see how they apply this to foreign politicians. My guess is unevenly.
 
2021-06-04 1:18:14 PM  

imauniter: Kris_Romm: File under: I'll believe it when I see it.

You mean if you dont see it?


No I would file it under believe it when you see a Rethuglican kicked off the platform for being a hate-filled piece of shiat.

Notice I said "when" they kick a Rethuglican off the platform. Rethuglicans like MTG post hate-filled bullshiat (at least) weekly.
 
2021-06-04 1:19:10 PM  

sammyk: JesseL: They can't even get my cousin to stop posting crazy right-wing bullshiat.

farker wears it as a badge of honor when his posts all get a big fact-check warning on top of them.

I'm on a 30 day ban for saying "dirty farking Russians" don't know if it's the algorithm or a right wing snowflake didnt appreciate my criticism. Yet I see so much horrible shiat right wingers post that never gets taken down.


Probably the algorithm. I'm on a 3 day ban for multiple flagged posts over the last year, even though the last one that got flagged was back in early April (and got overturned), and 2 out of 3 of the posts in question were overturned.

Gotta love their whole "because of Covid-19, we do not have as many moderators, etc.". A company worth $600+ billion can't afford to hire actual people to work from home?
 
2021-06-04 1:19:55 PM  
I like how they banned Trump until 2023, so he can be back on to start farking with the 2024 election
 
2021-06-04 1:20:31 PM  
Such a sword cuts both ways.
 
2021-06-04 1:21:07 PM  
FB has put more of my friends in timeout for really stupid shiat.
 
2021-06-04 1:21:42 PM  
Yeah, and their advisory board so bravely banned Trump for two whole years. Assuming that's all he gets, then he'll be back at it just in time for the run-up to the 2024 primaries.

Fark you, Facebook. Share if you agree! 💯🌸🔥💓
 
2021-06-04 1:28:31 PM  

kling_klang_bed: Cache: "Facebook Says It'll Stop Letting Politicians Post Whatever Hateful Garbage They Want"

The GOP will never let that stand.  Hateful garbage is all they got.

All while complaining yet again it violates their 1st Amendment rights. Keep in mind, folks, these are elected officials with utterly no understanding of how that or the rest of the Constitution works or says, or any willingness to learn.


The complaints from right wingers are curious. I've seen them acknowledge that FB is a private company.  At the same time, they argue, regulation is needed because FB is the de factor public square.  Some of them say the TOS aren't applied evenly (I don't use FB so I don't know how much merit this has) thus some sort of law is being broken or a regulation is needed.
 
2021-06-04 1:31:21 PM  
It's taken me a year of blocking about 500 people.  Many I have no clue who they are.  But anytime anyone would post or comment something even remotely derpy I would block them.

I'm finally getting to the point where I only have pictures of cats and flowers in my feed.  As the good lord intended.
 
2021-06-04 1:35:37 PM  

fuhfuhfuh: So... which liberal politician posted something that pissed off the reich wing so much that they complained?

I am assuming that is what happened since I don't believe they would *finally* get tired of the absolute shiat that conservative politicians post.


Pretty sure 96% of iOS users opting out of their tracking might be making them rethink their position of "we don't give a shiat if almost everyone on the planet hates us. Suck our monopolistic dicks"
 
2021-06-04 1:37:56 PM  

kling_klang_bed: sammyk: JesseL: They can't even get my cousin to stop posting crazy right-wing bullshiat.

farker wears it as a badge of honor when his posts all get a big fact-check warning on top of them.

I'm on a 30 day ban for saying "dirty farking Russians" don't know if it's the algorithm or a right wing snowflake didnt appreciate my criticism. Yet I see so much horrible shiat right wingers post that never gets taken down.

Probably the algorithm. I'm on a 3 day ban for multiple flagged posts over the last year, even though the last one that got flagged was back in early April (and got overturned), and 2 out of 3 of the posts in question were overturned.

Gotta love their whole "because of Covid-19, we do not have as many moderators, etc.". A company worth $600+ billion can't afford to hire actual people to work from home?


Which is precisely why the platform has been used to assist in genocide. Multiple times.
 
2021-06-04 1:38:04 PM  

ImOscar: Well I farked that up.

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Worth it for that pic.
 
2021-06-04 1:40:10 PM  

special20: I was hoping to read the FB blocked access from Russia, other ex-Soviet places...

*kicks dirt*


Block their initial investors? Fat chance.
 
2021-06-04 1:43:59 PM  

TofuTheAlmighty: Facebook still a massive purveyor of right-wing trash
The top-performing link posts by U.S. Facebook pages in the last 24 hours are from:


1. Franklin Graham
2. Ben Shapiro
3. Sean Hannity
4. Ben Shapiro
5. My Modern Met
6. Ben Shapiro
7. Sean Hannity
8. Donald Trump Jr.
9. Dan Bongino
10. News and Guts
- Facebook's Top 10 (@FacebooksTop10) June 3, 2021


"We're Facebook. We don't care. We don't have to."

/hat tip to Lilly Tomlin
 
2021-06-04 1:44:37 PM  

Gergesa: Some of them say the TOS aren't applied evenly (I don't use FB so I don't know how much merit this has) thus some sort of law is being broken or a regulation is needed.



Conservatives don't understand that they're telling on themselves when they pretend like people are getting banned for "conservative speech." People are getting banned for hate speech, incitements to violence, and things of that nature. It's conservatives themselves that are equating that with "Conservative Speech."

No one is getting banned for advocating for lower taxes or reductions in government regulations.

As posted above, the top 10 pages daily on FB are usually entirely conservative. If "Big Tech" is trying to stifle conservative speech, they're doing an exceptionally shiatty job of it.
 
2021-06-04 1:46:06 PM  

kling_klang_bed: Cache: "Facebook Says It'll Stop Letting Politicians Post Whatever Hateful Garbage They Want"

The GOP will never let that stand.  Hateful garbage is all they got.

All while complaining yet again it violates their 1st Amendment rights. Keep in mind, folks, these are elected officials with utterly no understanding of how that or the rest of the Constitution works or says, or any willingness to learn.


But they also dream of being able to sue any organization or person into oblivion for stating embarrassing facts they desire to repress.
 
2021-06-04 1:46:07 PM  

brokenbiscuits: Kris_Romm: File under: I'll believe it when I see it.

This.

Plus, I stopped visiting that cursed site on the regular because folks I know from college have taken to posting white supremacy memes, racist slurs, and COVID-19 disinformation with nary a slap on the wrist.

The big names are a problem but just as much so are the individuals who amplify the messages.


Double this.

At this point I use my Facebook/Instagram accounts as much as I use my MySpace.
 
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