Bernhard DW is the best internet site I’ve experienced. And the FB page just phenomenal. Thank you, Thank you , Thank you!!!
I thought you were against censorship and all of the "bad" that comes with it and yet you want to ban social media where people can pretty much discuss whatever, depending on the site.I ranted for 20 minutes the other night about "social" media. I have a dissertation on why it should all be banned for the good of humankind.
People don't get to discuss "whatever" and Twitter and FB arbitrarily apply their rules to posts. They lobbied to make sure they would have zero liability for what is posted in their platforms, therefore acknowledging they will allow content that is detrimental to society. It (social media) is nothing more than a money making tool disguised as something for connections or community.I thought you were against censorship and all of the "bad" that comes with it and yet you want to ban social media where people can pretty much discuss whatever, depending on the site.
It's because they're a shallow bunch. Vapid in their thinking, expecting the usual dribble from FB.Thats is because they are there to display, chat about, and play drums. Not to try and solve the worlds problems or argue petty dislikes. There has not been one issue on the FB page.
Just because someone has a differing opinion doesn't make them a detriment to society. And that is why I used the words, pretty much. You seem to want things to be black or white, or absolute in order to function, and the sites don't run that way. They are fluid and change and adapt, just like you wanted because society changes. People hide behind keyboards and inflate their egos and therefore rules are necessary to control things like hate speech, inciting riots and a host of others. But again neither Twitter, Snap Chat, Facebook, et.al. are covered by the US Constitution. How arbitrarily they rule their sites, or even make it up as they go, is their perogative.People don't get to discuss "whatever" and Twitter and FB arbitrarily apply their rules to posts. They lobbied to make sure they would have zero liability for what is posted in their platforms, therefore acknowledging they will allow content that is detrimental to society. It (social media) is nothing more than a money making tool disguised as something for connections or community.
If they were actual discussion platforms and that only, my view would be different.
Read the terms of service for either platform.
It has nothing to do with opinions. They allowed material on their platforms for better than a decade that fueled conspiracies, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and white nationalism and willfully ignored the consequences until the fire was on their lawn. They cared only for profits and not for what they were doing to society.Just because someone has a differing opinion doesn't make them a detriment to society.
Amen......HooraySociety finds itself where it is because we are society and we let it. Social norms really guide it-we wag the dog of FB more than it wags public opinion. There is a lot of disinformation and blatant mistruths but that is all "politics" too. We allow CEOs to make millions and don't mind professional football players averaging $800 k for playing with a ball. Obviously it is a Wild West of everything. Why PubMed became public where anyone can look up the sequence of any pathogen (like small pox) and raise it from the dead-Well that's a freedom I think was a stupid idea. Youtube is a Wild West too-want to learn how to build bombs or terrorist agents well go to YT. It's the same everywhere-I think DW is an oasis-I think the DW-FB page an oasis on FB-it's our private island. I don't let phobias get in my way.
Xenophobia (from Ancient Greek: ξένος, romanized: xénos, meaning "stranger" or "foreigner", and phóbos, meaning "fear") is the fear or hatred of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. It is an expression of perceived conflict between an ingroupand an outgroup and may manifest in suspicion by the one of the other's activities, a desire to eliminate their presence, and fear of losing national, ethnic or racial identity.
Xenophobia has become a thing because of globalization and immigration (it's not always racism though can be)-where in-groups feel threatened by a new group. The US, though a land of all immigrants, has a history of attacking any new group for their ancestry, religion, etc. because of irrational fears. I think with more globalization/immigration more people feel uneasy and want to resist change is what it is really all about. Ironically it's human migration that has driven permutations of humanity )and the reason there is no biological/genetic race) and culturally we grow in diversity because of the additions-like why Jazz became a thing. But I'm hoping that people's angst will subside with more globalization and immigration. We find the beauty and advantages of diversity. We really are world citizens and share the same planet so now we need to rise about governments to address global problems. From the failures of Kyoto and now Paris Accord it's clear that governments really can't handle climate change-it has to be citizens who change. In the West of US water shortages have been a thing for decades-government intervention didn't address it but a public that got on board with conservation made the difference. It's always up to us for change.
I think it's funny that when SARS-COV-2 labeled "China" virus it was xenophobia but now there is a UK strain, a Brazil strain, and a South Africa strain people are using that nomenclature rather the scientific names. Crickets about xenophobia. Still all that is an aside form a private group on FB that is dedicated to drumming. Why throw the baby out with the bath water. Seems all those arguments conflate use of private group with the whole of FB.
So is Facebookaphobia a real thing ROFL. Dang let's just drop it and talk drums. Nothing we discuss here or on FB is going to change it.