As someone who worked at FB for 8 years, I believe that drastic action is needed to stop FB from accelerating the coming global unrest. Drastic like shutting down link sharing in News Feed and Messenger.

8:28 PM · Sep 14, 2020

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It can be re-enabled on a country-by-country basis as AI is developed to classify uses. Facebook has lost the game of global whack-a-mole; it needs to accept its losses and turn off Feed before we all kill each other.
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In other countries, this tactic is used to whip up mobs to go kill ethnic minorities. If you think it won't happen here you are wrong. nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/f…
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Less "Facebook shouldn't be in the business of deciding which speech is allowed." More "Facebook should not exist in a recognizable form."
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Replying to @jasonpjason
Learned from an engineer working on elections that there's a "failsafe" sitevar that does just that -- turns all newsfeeds into linkless, friends-only posts. I told him he should do us all a favor and just flip it right then. He ended up quitting before I did
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Glad you left...👍
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Replying to @jasonpjason
I'm in favor of a B-52 strike myself.
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I'm wondering your thoughts on -- What if that's not enough, given the disinformation that can spread through images (screenshots of other people's posts, or of "censored" headlines/articles) and text? And is there value in keeping links in comments to debunk things?
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(I also had an instance recently where a family member sent my partner a pasted FB message full of disinformation, no link, and he replied and showed the person it was incorrect by responding in Messenger with a Snopes link)
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and getting rid of private groups
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