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(Independent)   Mark Zuckerberg turned down requests to show voting information in Spanish because it was "too political"   (independent.co.uk) divider line
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2021-10-25 6:45:29 PM  
F@ck Zuck.

I didn't use Fark because it ruins the rhyme.
 
2021-10-25 10:09:28 PM  
Zuckerberg an elitist racist scumbag? Shocked am I.
 
2021-10-25 10:34:23 PM  
He's a lot more like Peter Thiel than he is like AOC, that's for sure.
 
2021-10-25 11:01:30 PM  
Pendejo.
 
2021-10-26 1:12:38 AM  
Interesting the way the attack is mounting. I wonder what it will take to shift from "We need to regulate Facebook" to "How about we just shut it down"
 
2021-10-26 1:17:59 AM  
Information on how to vote is 'too political'.. yeah, fark right off with that.
 
2021-10-26 1:31:08 AM  
Can we rate the races on this new website? I want to know of Lithuanians are hot or not.
 
2021-10-26 1:32:21 AM  
So massive amounts of RWNJ bullshiat = not too political for our platform

Some voting info in Spanish = too political for our platform

Riiight.
 
2021-10-26 1:34:56 AM  

Kris_Romm: F@ck Zuck.

I didn't use Fark because it ruins the rhyme.


Mark Zarkerberg.
 
2021-10-26 1:36:09 AM  
Too political! The Fark politics crowd doesn't know the meaning of the words "too political".
 
2021-10-26 1:36:34 AM  
Interesting how how these rumors are swirling around the tech news in the past 48 hours:
FTC is going to open an investigation into Amazon.
SEC is going to start investigating Facebook.
And the DOJ might launch an anti-trust suit against Apple.
/so who is paying them off
//nobody is going to investigate Google
 
2021-10-26 1:39:18 AM  
Miss5280: Pinche puto Pendejo Mamon cabron bajo feo estupido chigoso webon y mas

/ftfm
 
2021-10-26 1:41:07 AM  

Alphax: Information on how to vote is 'too political'.. yeah, fark right off with that.


doesn't even make sense. I'd have made him explain that, had I the power.

[mutters] black-hearted, dead eyed wretch [/mutters]
 
2021-10-26 1:43:11 AM  
Special rules for nazis are ok though

The Facebook Papers Reveal Special Rules For Right-wingers
Youtube P-ohrvlJBt4



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2021-10-26 1:54:06 AM  
No, Dumbass, its because he speaks Mandarin Orange
 
2021-10-26 1:56:37 AM  
There's been a lot of talk in the business world recently of Zucko-F*cko claiming he wants to bring the internet to the next level and create "the metaverse". Whatever the fark that is. But I'd bet whatever it is, it will be designed with white people in mind. I'm sure Ol' Zucky thinks that people who speak Spanish can do his landscaping and plow his wife when his back is turned. But when it comes to taking part in America's electoral processes that's where he draws the line. That carpet-headed freak only subscribes to the early 19th century version of freedom and equality....for white men.
 
2021-10-26 1:57:23 AM  

king of vegas: He's a lot more like Peter Thiel than he is like AOC, that's for sure.


You've had Peter Thiel in your kitchen?
 
2021-10-26 1:57:33 AM  

mjjt: Interesting the way the attack is mounting. I wonder what it will take to shift from "We need to regulate Facebook" to "How about we just shut it down"


A complete change in our laws?
 
2021-10-26 1:58:03 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: Interesting how how these rumors are swirling around the tech news in the past 48 hours:
FTC is going to open an investigation into Amazon.
SEC is going to start investigating Facebook.
And the DOJ might launch an anti-trust suit against Apple.
/so who is paying them off
//nobody is going to investigate Google


I've heard from friends who are lawyers that Google doesn't just recruit top tech talent, they recruit top lawyers too. Wherever that legal line may be, they will toe it without crossing it, making sure they're almost always on the right side of legal.* And when they do cross that line, they absolutely know it and have already factored in the fines and penalties, making it a business decision.

*Legal and not evil being two very different things of course, which is why they removed "Don't be evil" from their mission statement.
 
2021-10-26 1:59:02 AM  

covfefe: Too political! The Fark politics crowd doesn't know the meaning of the words "too political".


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2021-10-26 2:04:58 AM  

vrax: covfefe: Too political! The Fark politics crowd doesn't know the meaning of the words "too political".

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Usually when someone says that something is 'too political', it seems to mean 'you shouldn't be paying attention to who really controls your life.'
 
2021-10-26 2:05:03 AM  
Oh, FFS Mark.  It's, "too political con queso."  ¡No es dificil!
 
2021-10-26 2:12:53 AM  
Would have he been okay with showing it in Tagalog or Chinese?
 
2021-10-26 2:28:17 AM  
Facebook just wants to hide the face that dark money groups brute-forced a cacophony of astroturfed conservative opinions, domestically and internationally.
 
2021-10-26 2:32:36 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: Interesting how how these rumors are swirling around the tech news in the past 48 hours:
FTC is going to open an investigation into Amazon.
SEC is going to start investigating Facebook.
And the DOJ might launch an anti-trust suit against Apple.
/so who is paying them off
//nobody is going to investigate Google


Good news for you on that last point.
/took me a while to find a source that wasn't paywalled
//in retrospect, I should've searched for it on Bing
 
2021-10-26 2:35:38 AM  

mistahtom: Facebook just wants to hide the face that dark money groups brute-forced a cacophony of astroturfed conservative opinions, domestically and internationally.


ayup
fluent, confident turn of phrase you have there. also

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2021-10-26 2:37:13 AM  
pinche pendejo! Modern day oppression is what this is
 
2021-10-26 2:43:59 AM  
We should assume residents of a region are voting citizens in open media. Being social media, it should know your preferred primary language. Although I keep getting served Spanish language ads, and those have the AT&T girl with a stuffed brassiere compared to English language ads.
 
2021-10-26 2:44:57 AM  
Zuckerberg personally intervened to reinstate a false anti-abortion video to assuage conservative Republican politicians

He was hands-on gaming his own system to maximize profits monetary and political, against his employees wishes and common moral decency

Dude needs to burn
 
2021-10-26 3:20:07 AM  

mjjt: Interesting the way the attack is mounting. I wonder what it will take to shift from "We need to regulate Facebook" to "How about we just shut it down"


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2021-10-26 3:22:55 AM  
The Spanish Language is 'too political' now?
So Facebook can aggressively censor anything written in it using the excuse of 'removing politically inflammatory posts' or similar BS?

\Insisting people in America MUST learn English? Now that is political
\\And discriminatory
\\\Because you're holding hispanic Americans to a higher standard than white ones
 
2021-10-26 3:55:46 AM  
I get random Spanish ads on YouTube when I hang out with my Latino friends, so if they have the power to do that Facebook should be able to give Spanish language election info to Spanish speakers. I sure as shiat got plenty of election info in English on my Facebook page last year.
 
2021-10-26 4:26:45 AM  
But he probably didn't have a problem with it being shown in binary.
 
2021-10-26 4:49:56 AM  
Well, yeah.
Zuck sucks.
An undeniably terrible individual.
 
2021-10-26 5:20:26 AM  

wildcardjack: We should assume residents of a region are voting citizens in open media. Being social media, it should know your preferred primary language. Although I keep getting served Spanish language ads, and those have the AT&T girl with a stuffed brassiere compared to English language ads.


Which ads are these now?
 
2021-10-26 5:38:26 AM  
Posting voting information for Latinos is too political but revving up radical, violent insurrectionists isn't.

Go f*ck yourself you douchenozzle Zuck.
 
2021-10-26 5:46:45 AM  
The entire platform was a local take on "Hot or Not."

It was shiat then, it's shiat now.
 
2021-10-26 6:14:54 AM  
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2021-10-26 6:22:44 AM  

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Gotta somehow slip "convenient " in there because that's all I ver hear

"What else are we supposed to use?"
 
2021-10-26 6:44:22 AM  

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[shudder] what is he made of??

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It'd be like touching the Duc from Witches Abroad
 
2021-10-26 6:48:46 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: Interesting how how these rumors are swirling around the tech news in the past 48 hours:
FTC is going to open an investigation into Amazon.
SEC is going to start investigating Facebook.
And the DOJ might launch an anti-trust suit against Apple.
/so who is paying them off
//nobody is going to investigate Google


Google is already being sued, you nitwit. Its been ongoing for over a year both by the DoJ and an alliance of state AGs.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justic​e​-department-sues-monopolist-google-vio​lating-antitrust-laws

Today, the Department of Justice - along with eleven state Attorneys General - filed a civil antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop Google from unlawfully maintaining monopolies through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and search advertising markets and to remedy the competitive harms. The participating state Attorneys General offices represent Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, South Carolina, and Texas.
"Today, millions of Americans rely on the Internet and online platforms for their daily lives.  Competition in this industry is vitally important, which is why today's challenge against Google - the gatekeeper of the Internet - for violating antitrust laws is a monumental case both for the Department of Justice and for the American people," said Attorney General William Barr. "Since my confirmation, I have prioritized the Department's review of online market-leading platforms to ensure that our technology industries remain competitive.  This lawsuit strikes at the heart of Google's grip over the internet for millions of American consumers, advertisers, small businesses and entrepreneurs beholden to an unlawful monopolist."
 
2021-10-26 6:57:45 AM  
He would have showed the information had it been in $pani$h.
 
2021-10-26 7:00:11 AM  
Zuckerberg-to-English Translation: "I may be a sociopathic android but even I understand not to piss off the audience of angry right-wingers I've so carefully cultivated for years. Have you heard how these people to rage at a phone message just because there's an option for Spanish? Keep those crackers happy & the ruble-- I mean, American money will flow right in."
 
2021-10-26 7:24:32 AM  
On the big tech investigation front, the stupidest thing I heard was Elizabeth Warren on MSNBC -- and I usually agree with her.

She is on talking about 'breaking up facebook', and having 'many social network companies to choose from'.  I mean.. We *have that* already.... and let's just say you break up facebook.... what stops any particular network from becoming the most popular one again? And why would you want to have a fragmented system?  I don't want to log into seven different platforms, so I can find my sister on one, by brother on the other.

Regulation is needed, and mandated reporting data, and probably a bunch of other stuff..but breaking up... just...not effective.  That's a Barron Trump worthy idea.
 
2021-10-26 7:43:53 AM  

covalesj: On the big tech investigation front, the stupidest thing I heard was Elizabeth Warren on MSNBC -- and I usually agree with her.

She is on talking about 'breaking up facebook', and having 'many social network companies to choose from'.  I mean.. We *have that* already.... and let's just say you break up facebook.... what stops any particular network from becoming the most popular one again? And why would you want to have a fragmented system?  I don't want to log into seven different platforms, so I can find my sister on one, by brother on the other.

Regulation is needed, and mandated reporting data, and probably a bunch of other stuff..but breaking up... just...not effective.  That's a Barron Trump worthy idea.


Instagram is probably the biggest social media outside of Facebook (maybe bigger, not sure) and Facebook owns it, maybe she is talking about stuff like that.
 
2021-10-26 8:15:23 AM  
Facebook could have been amazing.  And it still has amazing parts.  I'm in a regional bug group, a regional snake group, a regional chicken group, and a bonsai group. All answer questions immediately upon asking, which is a fantastic resource.  And our animal rescue does basically everything through Facebook.

But having someone who thinks speaking Spanish is political running such a powerful tool is a bad, bad idea.  Nuke it from orbit.  I've tattled on multiple people using the bigoted term "COVID-19" and they just keep skating along.  But using the term plague rat?  That got me put in Facebook jail.  Tells you everything you need to know about them.
 
2021-10-26 8:20:31 AM  
I was reading an article in a European news site a few days ago and got this:

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To "protect my privacy" I have to log into Facebook and enable cookies.

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2021-10-26 8:23:05 AM  
el caralibro!
 
2021-10-26 8:26:14 AM  
Dude is from Dobbs Ferry, he's one of those passive Westchester racists.
 
2021-10-26 8:39:00 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: There's been a lot of talk in the business world recently of Zucko-F*cko claiming he wants to bring the internet to the next level and create "the metaverse". Whatever the fark that is. But I'd bet whatever it is, it will be designed with white people in mind. I'm sure Ol' Zucky thinks that people who speak Spanish can do his landscaping and plow his wife when his back is turned. But when it comes to taking part in America's electoral processes that's where he draws the line. That carpet-headed freak only subscribes to the early 19th century version of freedom and equality....for white men.


To be fair, its not "white people" so much as it is "conservative white people".  Ben Shapiro?  Yes. AOC? Hardly...

F%Ck Zuck indeed.  FB does have a bias, and its clearly on the fascist side.
 
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