Had Enough Of Facebook’s Duplicity And Incompetence? - Comments Page 1

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Posted by:

Bob
27 Mar 2018

How did what Cambridge Analytica did differ from what the Obama organization did during the last two elections?

Posted by:

Ken Mitchell
27 Mar 2018

Folks, you DO NOT NEED Facebook. Write emails to people, or use a messenger program such as Signal, or a chat program to keep in touch. You don't need Facebook. Start a blog, or post to someone elses' blog. Make actual TELEPHONE calls.

I use Facebook for only one purpose; some of the blogs that I follow uses Facebook for blog comments. I recently downloaded the entire content of all the data that Facebook has on me, and discovered that they ONLY thing there was my blog comments.

And remember this essential point; Facebook has been doing all of this for YEARS, and all of your data has been mined with Facebook's generous assistance to support "liberal" political causes. It only became problematic when Donald Trump benefited from it.

Posted by:

snert
27 Mar 2018

use facebook sparingly to check up on nieces and friends...always weary of facebook, microsoft and google, big brother!!!

Posted by:

GuitarRebel
27 Mar 2018

During the lead up to the presidential election, I noticed many of my conservative friends began to forward articles and memes which were obviously false or misleading. Yet, many times they had already been forwarded thousands if not tens of thousands of times before they even got to my friends. It baffled me to think my otherwise intelligent friends could be so easily swayed, yet there we were.
Fast forward to now and most still refuse to admit they were pawned. They still would rather believe lies than actual verifiable truth. It's all just a huge conspiracy to many of them.
What Facebook did was amazingly simple to do. I don't blame the Trump team for taking advantage of easily swayed people. They were just taking advantage of an opportunity Facebook had created. I actually believe it to be just the tip of a much bigger iceberg.
Facebook is evil in that we are just the product they can mold in any way, shape or form they so choose. Their sinister tests on manipulating people in the past should have opened our eyes, but it barely put a dent on their bottom line, which is monetizing each and every one of us.

Posted by:

John R Miller
27 Mar 2018

I thought everybody knew from inception that anything posted on Facebook would not be private.

Posted by:

Linda
27 Mar 2018

To Bob the poster above; Cambridge paid for the info....and obviously FB was happy to comply and did not have algorithms in place to restrict info....and the Obama administration was gifted the same info BY FB because FB 'was on Obama's side". Collusion? Illegal campaign donation? Maybe yes on both counts.

Posted by:

Lajoes
27 Mar 2018

Why are these companies still telling us that in order to use the internet we must give up our privacy in order to pay for it? And why are we so willing to continue believing them? Why do we continue to allow them to censor us based on their political believes/leanings?

They have figured out how to monetize the internet with ads and our behavior. Then they figured out that if they cripple the service on their site we will pay for the premium "ad free" service.

Times have changed and now I believe we, the users, have to also. I believe they should start to pay us for the privilege for our data. We should also have the right to opt out. We should stop the extortion of the EULA: agree or go somewhere else when there is nowhere else because everyone is in cahoots.

In conclusion, it is time to regulate the online companies and how that data is collected and used. They have become the new "telephone" service and yet we are not only on a party line but allowing them to sell our story with no royalties!

Posted by:

Philip Reeves
27 Mar 2018

If it bothers everybody so much, I guess they're ready to get off the internet for good. That be the only way your private information will truly remain private.

Posted by:

Greg Barney
27 Mar 2018

I'm sure you have a multitude of responses to this article, most asking "What is a good alternative to Facebook"? Your thoughts?

Posted by:

James
27 Mar 2018

This is a guy, as I remember that had trouble way back when, his Harvard classmates, who did yeoman work on the fundamental of what later became Facebook, sued and won a settlement for their work against the "founder." Then, I noticed, several months ago, Mr. Zuckerberg cashed in more or about $500-million in shares. I, at that time, asked myself, where in the hell is he going with that kind of money, or is it Uh Oh time, and something is brewing and he knows it. Oh, well. That's life in the corporate American lane.

Posted by:

James
27 Mar 2018

Shame on me. I find it ironic, and just want to point it out, that the Analytic firm is in Cambridge, England. HARVARD is in Cambridge, Mass. Irony or ironies.

Posted by:

Jay R
27 Mar 2018

Life in the fast lame. Psi. I wish that my kids didn't use this. It would be a lot easier to walk away.

Posted by:

Mark H.
27 Mar 2018

It is because of the current events that I've not used Facebook, Twitter, or anything from Google that I could avoid. When I read their terms of service and privacy policies I said "No". Too many sites allow users to log on using their Facebook, Google or Twitter account credentials. To me it is a huge security risk. I really don't feel left out of anything. My family knows my number and e-mail address.

Posted by:

Allan G
27 Mar 2018

I'm thinking Facebook will survive all this turmoil due to the fact most users are completely addicted to it. Don't believe me? Try putting it down for a week. Can't do it? Try just for a day. You don't get 2 billion people with accounts unless there are some intense attachment, entanglement and enmeshment issues. On Facebook...posting is boasting.

Posted by:

SharonH
27 Mar 2018

I can't fathom all the fuss made over this since I had just assumed that it has been going on for quite some time, and not just by Facebook.

Did no one notice that Facebook carried out psychological experiments as well as providing a ton of data to various organizations? Some examples of manipulation were their pushing hatred of all things Confederate, as well as that LGBT rainbow symbol. People fell over themselves putting it on their ID photos to show how open-minded they were. The term "sheeples" comes to mind.

But I digress. Just assume your data is being mined by almost everyone with a reason to do so. That said, I hope FB suffers a swift and well deserved extinction.

Posted by:

Buddy
27 Mar 2018

Soooooooooooooooooooooo!
It wasn't the Russians, it was FACEBOOK!
Pass it on to the DEMOCRATS.

Posted by:

Eileen Stomprud
27 Mar 2018

You are obviously turning this article in to a political leftist story. I will no longer subscribe to Ask Bob Rankin newsletters.

Posted by:

RichF
27 Mar 2018

I wouldn't expect much help from your congressional critters seeing how they are always looking for new ways to spy on us.

Posted by:

Fred
27 Mar 2018

2 billion users addicted to typing because it's easier to delete and rephrase before posting. You can't do that when talking.
Funny thing is that most comments have gotten to the point of caring less about what anybody thinks anyway.
Millions of Facebook users are "also known as " phony accounts.
Spontaneous conversation is pretty much dead anymore when a person prefers hiding behind a thin veil of speech correction platforms.
I tried it to see what all the hullabaloo was about.
How boring can a person be ? How boring can a process be ?
Speaking for myself, I much prefer " real time " interactions because it's more open and honest. IMHO
Deleted.

Posted by:

Eileen
27 Mar 2018

You have turned this article (about FACEBOOK) in to a political leftist cry baby story. I will no longer subscribe to your newlsletters.

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