• Bipta
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    494 months ago

    This certainly increases my support for defederating Threads.

    • deweydecibel
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      164 months ago

      Not to be rude, but how was it not already at max? I feel like there’s some kind of shared amnesia around here, as if Meta hasn’t proven to the world hundreds of times over how terrible they are. It is genuinely baffling to see so many people act like they aren’t a tumor on the internet and the world in general.

      • @SuddenDownpour@sh.itjust.works
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        64 months ago

        For the unaware:

        Facebook’s systems promoted violence against Rohingya

        “In 2017, the Rohingya were killed, tortured, raped, and displaced in the thousands as part of the Myanmar security forces’ campaign of ethnic cleansing. In the months and years leading up to the atrocities, Facebook’s algorithms were intensifying a storm of hatred against the Rohingya which contributed to real-world violence,” said Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.

        https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2022/09/myanmar-facebooks-systems-promoted-violence-against-rohingya-meta-owes-reparations-new-report/

        This is in the context of:

        The Rohingya genocide is a series of ongoing persecutions and killings of the Muslim Rohingya people by the military of Myanmar. The genocide has consisted of two phases[2][3] to date: the first was a military crackdown that occurred from October 2016 to January 2017, and the second has been occurring since August 2017.[4] The crisis forced over a million Rohingya to flee to other countries.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohingya_genocide

    • Dojan
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      I somehow hadn’t heard about that. Though I’m also not surprised.

    • @BertramDitore@lemmy.world
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      34 months ago

      I read this article when it was written in 2014, and it was the thing that made me delete my account. I was completely disgusted. I remember telling a friend about it the same day I read it, and they didn’t believe me, thought I was peddling a conspiracy theory, to the point that I had to find the article again to be sure I hadn’t imagined it. As far as I know, there were no consequences and no one was held accountable.

  • Limitless_screaming
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    94 months ago

    Besides Instagram and maybe Whatsapp, what services does Facebook(Meta) provide that are gonna survive the boomer extinction?

      • Limitless_screaming
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        34 months ago

        The language model? It’s open source and more catered towards developers than consumers, but yes it’s here to stay along with react and other developer tools.

        • Dojan
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          14 months ago

          I mean even if it doesn’t it’s not like something new won’t crop up in its place. That goes for literally everything Facebook provides.

          They’re not irreplaceable. No company is.

      • Limitless_screaming
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        24 months ago

        people are actually buying these? I thought they were already a dead project when they were launched.

          • Limitless_screaming
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            34 months ago

            I have never played any VR games, and I don’t really intend on changing that. If I ever decide to, then the device isn’t gonna have the Meta logo on it.

    • @Whirlybird@aussie.zone
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      04 months ago

      A better question is what services do Facebook(Meta) provide that you think are going to die with the “boomer extinction”? Cause it’s not looking like any are going anywhere any time soon.

      • Limitless_screaming
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        14 months ago

        Most of the apps and services they offer are for businesses or developers, and the few that aren’t are getting less and less users every day. I would say Facebook, its messenger, and maybe even Whatsapp.

  • @JiminyPicket@beehaw.org
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    I created an instagram account two weeks ago. Everything was fine until I liked a pro-Palestine comment. Suddenly my account was suspended. No other possible reason, and this has happened to multiple people. The government and tech are trying to control social media and the populace. All these changes to twitter (I won’t ever call it “X”), reddit - this is all intentional, ahead of the US election. Soon, they’ll be requiring personal I.D. to use any social media - you will not be allowed any privacy or anonymity online.

  • AutoTL;DRB
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    44 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    Meta has engaged in a “systemic and global” censorship of pro-Palestinian content since the outbreak of the Israel-Gaza war on 7 October, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW).

    The company exhibited “six key patterns of undue censorship” of content in support of Palestine and Palestinians, including the taking down of posts, stories and comments; disabling accounts; restricting users’ ability to interact with others’ posts; and “shadow banning”, where the visibility and reach of a person’s material is significantly reduced, according to HRW.

    Examples it cites include content originating from more than 60 countries, mostly in English, and all in “peaceful support of Palestine, expressed in diverse ways”.

    In a statement to the Guardian, Meta acknowledged it makes errors that are “frustrating” for people, but said that “the implication that we deliberately and systemically suppress a particular voice is false.

    Meta said it was the only company in the world to have publicly released human rights due diligence on issues related to Israel and Palestine .

    Last week Elizabeth Warren, Democratic senator for Massachusetts, wrote to Meta’s co-founder and chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg, demanding information following hundreds of reports from Instagram users dating back to October that their content was demoted or removed, and their accounts subjected to shadow banning.


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