Facebook does nothing to stop the breeding of hatred and false information on its platform. Those things create emotion-driven traffic and stimulate the creation of zealots and the equivalent of virtual riots on its platform. That traffic on a single day is worth $billions.
Facebook encourages misogyny, racism and sexual violence because these things create emotionally-compelled engagement.
Facebook is extremely unhealthy for society because it is deliberately mismanaged for financial gain. It is a criminal organization with impunity.
When a $5 billion dollar fine to a corporation has the impact-weight of a skin from a peanut on a locomotive engine, you know the company is making too much profit.
And when a huge American corporation fights back against fines by encouraging or just allowing users to belittle, berate, abuse and harass four congressmen, The Squad, because they are women, and because it can, you know it is a pariah and not a friend. Walk away. Delete your account.
That’s the impact on Facebook of a US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fine after revelations last year abut the Cambridge Analytica company’s leverage from Facebook over the American elections.
This political consultancy in the UK, Cambridge Analytica, that was hired by US President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign, was given by Facebook the personal information of American voters to help Donald Trump, an infamous con artist, win the Presidential election in 2016.
Representative David Cicilline, chair of a US Congressional antitrust panel, called the $5 billion fine an early Christmas present.
“It’s very disappointing that such an enormously powerful company that engaged in such serious misconduct is getting a slap on the wrist. This fine is a fraction of Facebook’s annual revenue. It won’t make them think twice about their responsibility to protect user data,” said Rep. David Cicilline in a statement.
Mr. Cicilline is correct about one thing. Because its profits are so enormous, $5 billion isn’t even a butterfly sneeze to Facebook.
No matter what anyone tells you, Facebook is not safe for children and youth and it is a hazard to the mental health of all ages.
Why women and children should leave Facebook for their own safety.
Here are some facts you may or may not realize. The links are the sources of the data.
- If you spent the same time you put into Facebook as face-time with your family & friends, your life & the world would be much better.
- If you have neither friends nor family but used the time you spend on Facebook to join group-oriented activities, your life would be much better.
- Facebook is a hornet’s nest of abuse, bullying, harassment, hatred, racism, brainwashing, fake news, and misogyny. For these reasons it is unhealthy.
- Facebook has become a repository for millions of predators, narcissists, scammers and spies hence it is wasting your time with useless people who will never be your real friends. They, like Facebook executives, see you as one of two things, exploitable or disposable.
- Cambridge Analytica, the British political data-mining firm was allowed by Facebook to exploit the personal data of millions of Facebook users
- Facebook appears to be manipulated by the US government to limit some content that it does not want you to be know about.
- Facebook has sold its services to “so-called enemies of its own nation” for the purpose of changing election results.
- Facebook content is out of control. Take for example the recent photographs submitted by the US Customs and Border Patrol showing American Congresswomen performing random sexual acts on the US President.
- Facebook content includes extensive content from law enforcement professionals and government officials that is racist and hateful.
- Gender-based violence including rape has always been the feature attraction of this site and you can imagine what kind of user that attracts.
- Facebook reads your mail, posts and notes to sense your emotions and then uses psychological tricks to create selling tools for advertisers.
- Facebook executives sell your feelings of inadequacy and your anxiety to advertisers while it pumps up the volume on cool, trendy expensive gadgets, cars, clothes and homes you do not have.
- Facebook encourages you to be someone else, in other words, the better version of yourself that you cannot be in the real world. You end up, however, being completely isolated from the real world because the useless people you are talking to have nothing useful or real to share and may end up wasting as much of your precious time as they have wasted of theirs.
- Facebook doesn’t offer anything of value, it takes your content which it then owns and uses that as its value. It then sells your content to anyone who will buy that content.
- Facebook is not a social media site, it is an advertising company and advertising money is its sole focus.
- The Facebook corporation is motivated to make you addicted to spending many hours if your time on their advertising platform while collecting as much information about you as possible. That is not healthy for you in so many ways.
- The people using Facebook more than five hours a day tend to be somewhat disturbed individuals, or persons with wrongful purpose. They are mining your data and some will even be pretending to be you and using your information to assist an identity theft for the purpose of stealing or creating bogus credit cards, credit purchases and loans accounts–fraud in other words.
- The trend today is away from exploitative operations like Facebook and instead using encrypted Huawei, Android or iPhone applications that the user controls.
Why I Quit Facebook and Instagram—and I’m Never Going Back
by Charlotte Grainger – Reader’s Digest
In December, Facebook’s own researchers publicly questioned if the site could potentially be a threat to the public’s mental health; that was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me. I’d already been mulling over the notion of whether to quit or not for months, but this little nugget of news was the clincher; I was done. Continue reading in a new tab…
“Prepare yourself for an overwhelming sense of deja vu: another Facebookprivacy “scandal” is upon us,” writes Arwa.
“A New York Times investigation has found that Facebook gave Netflix, Spotify and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) the ability to read, write and delete users’ private messages. The Times investigation, based on hundreds of pages of internal Facebook documents, also found that Facebook gave 150 partners more access to user data than previously disclosed. Microsoft, Sony and Amazon, for example, could obtain the contact information of their users’ friends,” she adds. Continue reading in a new tab…
Don’t Just Deactivate your account.
See below what Facebook offers you in your settings menu is not account deletion. You become invisible to Facebook users but Facebook keeps your data, which it therefore owns because it is on their platform.
While logged into your Facebook account, click this link.
This results in Facebook account deletion. Once the deletion process completes, you won’t be able to reactivate your account or retrieve any of the content or information you have added.
The RINJ Foundation Video Chronicling some of the efforts to clean up social media of gender-based violence. It hasn’t worked. It’s time to leave.
TRT World YouTube News Report
Update: Yes I have deleted my account. 🙂 Melissa