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  1. wwkirk

    wwkirk Celestial

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    How could that be construed as offensive? Are they literally trying to suppress freedom of speech?

    Is there an appeal process?
     
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  2. coubob

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    What started it was a meme of omar that said a head diaper is required when you have shit for brains . They let me back on i dont care if they delete my account or not i will start sharing alot of stuff just to piss people off now until than..
     
  3. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Do you mean this pic?...

    Funny Pics

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  4. Autumn Sun

    Autumn Sun Adept

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    Facebook is a rogue corporation it must be stopped.
     
  5. coubob

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    Hope ya dont mind Nivek but i copied some of post #9 and put in with a rant when i got let back on,
    that was it, than my cous posted " i guess Rep. need to start wearing them. so i posted that it dint matter to me what she was, rep, dem, lib, or wha. she didnt belong in office.
     
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  6. nivek

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    Facebook Bans ‘Women For Trump’ Ads.

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    Facebook has removed President Trump’s pro-women re-election advertisements, according to reports from tech site Gizmodo, as well as the left-wing Popular Information blog that reported a “violation” of Facebook’s terms and conditions.

    Facebook policy states advertisers may not have “direct or indirect assertions or implications” about race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity, religion, or financial standing. So the Women For Trump advert was banned… for referring to women.

    Another ludicrous “woke” policy used to suppress conservative content.

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  7. nivek

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  8. wwkirk

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    Hopefully someone can win major damages in a lawsuit against them.
     
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  9. nivek

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    Epoch Times banned from advertising after sneaking pro-Trump propaganda onto Facebook
    The site was the largest political spender on Facebook ads outside of the Trump campaign

    Facebook has banned conservative news site The Epoch Times from buying ads after it was discovered that the site was trying to avoid the company’s rules for transparency around political advertisements, according to a report from NBC News.

    The Epoch Times
    previously spent $2 million on Facebook ads supporting President Trump and amplifying conspiracy theories, which is more than any other organization, save for the Trump campaign itself. After journalist Judd Legum noted back in July that many of The Epoch Times’ ads were in violation of Facebook’s policies, the outlet’s accounts were banned.

    But it simply shifted strategies, creating sock puppet pages to run the ads instead. By not disclosing that The Epoch Times was behind the new ads, the company was again in violation of Facebook’s rules, resulting in the latest ban.

    “Over the past year we removed accounts associated with the Epoch Times for violating our ad policies, including trying to get around our review systems,” a Facebook spokesperson commented to NBC News. “We acted on additional accounts today and they are no longer able to advertise with us.”

    As an earlier NBC News report found, The Epoch Times is actually associated with Falun Gong, a Chinese religious group that seeks to tear down the Chinese government (the same group that runs the unavoidable Shen Yun dance troupe). The group apparently believes that Trump’s policies are key to that goal. In addition to supporting Trump through millions of dollars of problematic Facebook ads, the outlet also promotes QAnon-related conspiracy theories, anti-vaccination propaganda, and other extreme content.

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  10. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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    The link has a list of Facebook stats. With an estimated 2.7 billion users it would be considered the most populous country...in cyberspace.
    https://zephoria.com/top-15-valuable-facebook-statistics/
     
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  11. nivek

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  12. Wade

    Wade Stare..... They are always staring

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    Is this separated at birth ?
     
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  13. nivek

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    How A Massive Facebook Scam Siphoned Millions Of Dollars From Unsuspecting Boomers

    Since 2015, Ads Inc. has made money — lots of it — by executing one of the internet’s most persistent, lucrative, and sophisticated scams: the subscription trap. The subscription trap works by tricking people into buying what they think is a single free trial of a celebrity-endorsed product. Although the customers would receive the product — which in most cases was not made by Ads Inc. itself — in reality, the celebrity has nothing to do with the offer. And in purchasing the free trial, the customer unwittingly commits to a pricey monthly subscription designed to be hard to cancel.

    As for the products, a current employee described the diet and male enhancement offerings as “the worst of the worst … China-made sawdust in a capsule.”

    But the subscription trap was just one part of Ads Inc.’s shady business practices. Burke’s genius was in fusing the scam with a boiler room–style operation that relied on convincing thousands of average people to rent their personal Facebook accounts to the company, which Ads Inc. then used to place ads for its deceptive free trial offers. That strategy enabled his company to run a huge volume of misleading Facebook ads, targeting consumers all around the world in a lucrative and sophisticated enterprise, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found.

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  14. Shadowprophet

    Shadowprophet Truthiness

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    I remember almost twenty-five years ago, Back when AOL was the only way to get online in my area, I had signed no contract, I had agreed to no commitment. I was just paying monthly for AOL. When Broadband came into my area I quickly tried to cancel AOL, They tried to charge me a seven hundred dollar cancelation fee, Even though I was paying monthly at my own discretion, They tried to gouge me, I spoke to a lawyer that called them and he straightened the problem out and I even got an apology from AOL. However, The lawyer visit cost me a hundred seventy-five dollars.

    Businesses, sometimes, Bully people, Not because it's right to do, but because in many cases, they can get away with it.
    It's a sad greedy world we all live in.
     
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  15. nivek

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    A 2-Year Study of More Than 5,000 People Shows This 1 Activity Destroys Your Emotional and Physical Health
    This may sound like typical anti-social media crankiness from academia, but this time they have some impressive research to back up their case.

    Want to stay healthy, both emotionally and physically? Researchers from UC San Diego and Yale have some simple advice for you: Limit the amount of time you spend on Facebook. While this may sound like typical anti-social media crankiness from academia, this time they have some impressive research to back up their case. Holly Shakya, assistant professor at UC San Diego, and Yale professor Nicholas Christakis spent two years following 5,208 adults who are part of a Gallup long-term study. After asking permission, they monitored these subjects' Facebook use directly from Facebook, rather than asking subjects to report their own use. (People often don't realize how much time they spend on the social network.) And they checked in with subjects on their emotional and physical well-being, as well as their body-mass index (BMI), three times over the course of two years.

    "Overall, our results showed that, while real-world social networks were positively associated with overall well-being, the use of Facebook was negatively associated with overall well-being," the researchers wrote in a Harvard Business Review article. "These results were particularly strong for mental health; most measures of Facebook use in one year predicted a decrease in mental health in a later year." Yikes.

    Why is too much Facebook bad for your emotional health? Previous research has shown that the social network creates a sort of false peer pressure. Since most people are cautious about posting negative or upsetting experiences on Facebook, the social network creates a misleading environment where everyone seems to be doing better and having more fun than you are. As the researchers put it, "Exposure to the carefully curated images from others' lives leads to negative self-comparison."

    No comparison for the real thing.


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  16. nivek

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    Facebook 'forces moderators to log toilet breaks' - as staff reveal 'humiliating' working conditions'
    • Facebook is facing legal action over working conditions in its Dublin office
    • Former staff complain that their toilet breaks are timed by the company
    • They also say they are facing increased stress while moderating content
    • The firm said staff welfare was its top priority and denied timing toilet breaks
    Facebook is facing a legal battle over allegations it times the length of toilet breaks taken by employees who are monitoring illegal, offensive or pornographic content. It is claimed that employees must log in and log out every time they leave their desks, even when going to the toilet. If senior managers believe that the length of the break is too long, the employee must provide an explanation.

    According to Valera Zaicev, who started working as a moderator with Facebook in the Dublin office in July 2016, initially it was a good job with plenty of support and training.

    However, he said over the course of two years, the number of moderators working in Dublin increased from 120 to 800, with far less training for the newer intake.

    He told Vice News that in 2018, the company introduced a 'new time management system' which monitors the moderators throughout the working day. He said: 'People have to clock in and clock out even when going to the toilet.'

    The moderators are responsible for determining whether posts on the social network breach the company's terms and conditions. This includes attempts to share images of child sexual abuse, bestiality and extreme violence. Chris Gray who spent 11 months working for the firm said he developed PTSD because of the stress of the role.

    He said: 'You're allowed four or five mistakes a month — a 2 per cent failure rate, 98 per cent quality score. So if you come in, and it's Tuesday or Wednesday, and you've got five mistakes, you are f***** for the month, and all you can think about is how to get the point back.'

    When logging on at the beginning of a shift, the moderators are told the type of images they were supposed to assess.

    Both Zaicev and Grey are in the process of taking legal action in the High Court in Dublin.

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