UPDATE: After about a week of the ban, Facebook reversed it’s decision and unblocked me. It’s the first time in all 17 temporary bans.
This, my 17th Facebook ban, happened within a literal 10 seconds of sharing this meme. So, obviously computer algorithm (Artificial “Intelligence”). But what’s telling is that I searched around and can find it posted many places elsewhere.
It reminds me of this, where I actually detailed it: Facebook’s Flagrant Bias In Temporary Blocking. In other words, it’s not so much that the material violates “community standards” (Who’s community?) insomuch as YOU violate community standards (again, who’s community?…I seem to have a good number of friends and followers on my personal account, blog page, and three different groups…Richard Nikoley is a community unto and in himself).
It’s gobsmacking how stupid and dumbass Facebook is. I have better experiences at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Here’s what I posted, banned for the 17th time in ten seconds.
Let’s juxtapose. Here’s three image memes I shared within the last week or so. No problem.
In terms of the last one, Desmond, I wrote:
How does this not violate Facebook’s community standards over child pornography and pedophilia?
How come there are no prosecutions of the people prostituting this boy, which is precisely what it is.
But, it’s a boy, so doesn’t matter, right? All LOLs.
I understand full well that this sort of post falls on deaf ears for pretty much all Facebook users, including 95% plus percent of my friends and follows.
They do not care, nor do I expect them to. So long as they get the values they want from Facebook, they won’t really care if photos like that are being taken next door. This is the double edged sword of business enterprise.
It’s the best of us and the worst of us, all in one package. Yin and Yang.
Sadly, almost nobody will share this on Facebook. There is almost no righteous courage in the world, anymore, which is the whole point of these targeted and random blocks. It might earn their first ban of 24 hours and starve them of cat videos.
Costs too much. Better not risk it.