The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


Facebook Is The Home Of Fake News …

I’ve written a lot about Facebook over the years.

Good stuff.

Bad stuff.

Questionable stuff.

But the reality is that for all the shit it gets thrown in its direction … for all the talk of it losing its relevance … it’s still super popular and influential.

But as we have all read recently, it has been susceptible to communicating false news.

False news that has enabled bad things to happen … either because it encouraged people to react to things that didn’t require a reaction or encouraging people to believe that everything was OK when everything was absolutely not OK.

To be fair to Facebook, they have openly stated they don’t want this to happen and are taking steps to stop it.

Of course people say it’s too little too late but the fact is, when you have over a billion users, it’s bloody hard to manage all that content and data. But that said, sometimes things happen that are so obviously #FalseNews you have to wonder how the hell they let it happen at all.

Stuff like this …

Come on Facebook … what the hell were you thinking letting this happen?

While anyone who knows me will think it’s bollocks, the fact is even I don’t believe it and I’m as delusional as they come.

For your own sake, you need to understand that while people are willing to accept mistakes, when you let something as stupid as this occur, you’ll find their patience is very thin.

You can thank me later Mr Z, preferably with a cheque for $10,000,000.

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this is why i never go on fucking facebook.

Comment by andy@cynic

i thought it was because you couldnt work out how to turn your computer on.

Comment by Bazza

fuck you cockhead.

Comment by andy@cynic

and why i dont trust fucking technology.

Comment by andy@cynic

and planners.

Comment by andy@cynic

“He wants everyone to be happy and always smile.”

That might be the most incorrect sentence ever written.

Comment by DH

I think the other 3 sentences are all challenging for a place.

Comment by Bazza

read it again dave, the whole thing is a pack of lies of trump fucking proportions.

Comment by andy@cynic

I was feeling kind. I won’t do it again.

Comment by DH

Did you forget who you were talking about and where you were commenting?

Comment by Bazza

The only semi-accurate bit is where it says I dream big and work hard and I know most of you will passionately argue only 50% (at best) of that is true.

Comment by Rob

i dont agree with any of that fucking statement unless you added “by living off the talent of every fucker i know” at the end.

Comment by andy@cynic

I would argue that is a fair description of you Robert. Maybe not the opening sentence, but the rest represents the individual I’ve know.

Comment by Lee Hill

I think that’s because he knew you could give him free upgrades for the rest of his life.

Comment by DH

you really are so fucking gullible lee.

Comment by andy@cynic




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