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Facebook and Instagram removed posts about abortion pills immediately after the Roe v. Wade decision, reports say. Social Media

https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-instagram-remove-abortion-pill-posts-roe-overturned-reports-2022-6
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u/zuzg Jun 28 '22

That's the explanation of the Meta Spokesman

Content that attempts to buy, sell, trade, gift, request or donate pharmaceuticals is not allowed. Content that discusses the affordability and accessibility of prescription medication is allowed. We've discovered some instances of incorrect enforcement and are correcting these.

Let's see if it was really just a mistake.

The FDA authorizes their use for the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, and the US government lifted a ban on mail-order abortion pills in April 2021.

Legally you're allowed to mail-order them. Doesn't help when it's against Facebook ToS though, that's when code words come in handy

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u/ThyNynax Jun 28 '22

Sounds like abortion pills are the reverse of the cannabis situation where cannabis is legal in some states but federally it’s technically not.

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u/Altruistic_Toe5614 Jun 28 '22

To be clear, Facebook looked the other way for a very long time around advertisers selling weed and mushrooms illegally through the Facebook Ad Platform.

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u/Song_Spiritual Jun 28 '22

Wait—are you saying that FB “ethics” are flexible depending upon how much money is in it for them?

NFW!!

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u/Panzerschwein Jun 28 '22

Yeah, but they were Facebook's customers, not the product like the users. Of course they'd get preferential treatment.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

Zuck doesn't want to piss off the wrong senators I guess

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u/ezone2kil Jun 28 '22 Helpful

Reptilian or mammal?

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u/IHuntSmallKids Jun 28 '22

human politicians

Hahaha look at this guy still holding on to hope

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u/UnckyMcF-bomb Jun 28 '22

That's your problem soldier. You've still got hope. You're already dead. Now get up and fight.

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u/acityonthemoon Jun 28 '22

Reptilian or mammal?

LEAVE TED CRUZ OUT OF THIS!!

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u/50centwomussles Jun 28 '22

Yea they even had direct shipping never tried it but I seeentit

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u/Xura Jun 28 '22

That’s awful. What sites were selling them? So I can blacklist them

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u/FauxReal Jun 28 '22

Ad someone who's worked in legal cannabis for 10 years, I refute that statement. They've never been OK with it. And still aren't even if it's legal in your state. You can mention that you grow it and put some branding up, but that's it. You can't advertise in any meaningful way. Though I do remember marketplace posts about people talking about thei friend "Crystal."

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u/prolongedexistence Jun 28 '22

Agreed lol and the accounts selling psychedelics on IG are very clearly not real. I work for a legit, legal ketamine company and we just got booted off IG for “selling drugs.”

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u/xanax7 Jun 28 '22

i just want you guys to know i love you and ketamine

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u/Nic4379 Jun 28 '22

You mean Scammers. Nobody reputable sells weed on fucking Facebook…… Unless they have the best deal on Shrooms too.

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u/xbwtyzbchs Jun 28 '22

They still do. You can literally search for, find a dealer, and have delivery within 2hrs in most major cities across the globe. Instagram tends to be a lot easier.

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u/PM_ME_CUTE_FEMBOYS Jun 28 '22

Facebook tends to look the other way all the time when they can profit off the rule breaking.

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u/mcogneto Jun 28 '22

Until the GOP makes it federally illegal under their next majority.

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u/tomashen Jun 28 '22

funny that facebook runs ads for so many things and only after such big headlines and courts that thoise ads dissapear and some insider spokesman mentions that "is not allowed" gtfo facebook.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

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u/Vitto9 Jun 28 '22

See, that's because those are ads, and FB/Insta are removing posts. So the corporate overlords can push whatever they like, but the users will shut the fuck up and stay in line.

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u/Shadow429X Jun 28 '22

I’m gonna make an add for vasectomies and Male birth control !

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u/fartemous_foul Jun 28 '22

"Look we don't have to resources to fight disinformation that leads to genocides. But when it comes to denying basic rights we have all the money in the world. What don't you get?"

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u/JayGogh Jun 28 '22

Let’s see if it was really just a mistake.

Facebook’s whole MO is to say a problem was innocent and/or small. Later, we learn it was neither.

Literally every single god damned time.

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u/Buddhabellymama Jun 28 '22

So they are able to monitor and do something about shit they have an interest in. If only that included the things they claim they cannot prevent like bullying content, misinformation, terrorism organization, and gun sales…

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u/SirGlass Jun 28 '22

They looked the other way when anti-vaxxers where pushing ivermectine (another pharmaceutical) for 2.5 years.

Now all of a sudden they "care"

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u/zitsky Jun 28 '22

This ban on discussion of abortion pills? Do they limit right wing speech? Google says they have a mixed record. Because I’m trying to decide whether to delete my account.

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u/Beneficial-Credit969 Jun 28 '22

Delete Facebook. You’ll be better off and happier, trust me. Delete Instagram as well.

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u/Inn_Unknown Jun 28 '22

Add Twitter to that list as well, you will be even happier :)

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u/Thatbritishgentleman Jun 28 '22

Or literally any social media

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u/GregorySpikeMD Jun 28 '22

Not Reddit though, right guys?

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u/JebediahKerman3999 Jun 28 '22

I have Reddit mainly for cat pics

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u/jkman61494 Jun 28 '22

If the world ended social media it’d be a much better place

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u/Beneficial-Credit969 Jun 28 '22

Agreed. It has made the world worse in almost every way. All of Zuckerberg’s bullshit about creating community has been just that, bullshit. It’s just made him one of the richest man in the world to spread hate, conspiracy theories as truth and division.

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u/Shucks88 Jun 28 '22

Instagram is great when you don't follow lifestyle grams or people you know.

These days my feed is 100% skateboarding/bmx/moto, dnd Dice makers, and quick minecraft builds.

It's all in what you CHOOSE to follow.

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u/Panzerschwein Jun 28 '22

There are plenty of reasons to delete without even getting into party politics.

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u/ManiacDan Jun 28 '22

You should have deleted Facebook ten years ago. Today is the first day of the rest of your life

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u/ThatsNottaWeed Jun 28 '22

The best time to plant a tree is 10 years ago. The second best time is now.

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u/zuzg Jun 28 '22

The Facebook Papers have shown that the algorithm purposely supports misinformation and right wing propaganda.
It's definitely a good decision to delete your account there.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22 edited 3d ago

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u/BambooIsNotGrass Jun 28 '22

It shows that any content with a lot of interaction gets promoted. The more controversial or inflammatory the article/post is, the more it will be promoted and shared because Facebook wants higher user engagement.

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u/RonyTheTiger Jun 28 '22

Just do it, Facebook already sucks and it’ll just get worse as they selectively lean into politics. If you think they don’t amplify right wing content already then just look at the top 10 most searched things historically for the last several years. It’s 70-80% right wing propaganda/talking heads whether by sponsorship or algorithm doesn’t matter, it shapes the platform and gathers momentum.

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u/agonypants Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

While I don't have a Twitter account there is a Twitter bot that posts the daily Top 10 stories from FaceBook. For me, that was really the straw that broke my back. Once I clearly saw that they were facilitating far-right wing propaganda (to the tune of 80% of their top content), I was out.

The other part of it was the fact that I just wasn't getting any real engagement from the people that I actually cared about. When those two conditions were demonstrated and used in combination, I deleted my account. And I'm better off for it as well.

Once a media outlet crosses the line into the realm of literal brain poison, it's time to quit. It's why I quit Digg (far right trolls gaming the top content) and it's why sane people don't watch Hannity or Tucker.

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u/meepthehouse Jun 28 '22

Twitter also has far-right trolls gaming the system. I'm Dutch and for me on twitter it shows "currently popular in the Netherlands" and half of the time it's like white genocide / great replacement type hashtags. These are things normal people haven't heard of yet they're frequently at the top.

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u/agonypants Jun 28 '22

Here in the US, though the far-right garbage appeals to only 25% to 33% of the population, they manage to dominate the media landscapes pretty thoroughly. Then those far-right politicians who benefit cry about how they're oppressed and how the media is biased against them. What they really mean of course is that they're not allowed to dictate the remaining 20% of the media. It's sickening.

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u/pmjm Jun 28 '22

Soon the states where abortion is outlawed are going to start penalizing online services who allow this "illegal speech" to occur, so you can expect Facebook and other social networks' policies to change make it a disallowed topic.

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u/BlackCamaro Jun 28 '22

Do we expect less from Mark Zuckerberg? I mean just look at all the other stuff he's done.

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u/pilchard_slimmons Jun 28 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Eureka!

Had to be dragged kicking and screaming to do anything about vaccine misinformation (and straight up lies) and still half-ass enforcement of it but this is done and dusted almost instantly. Zuck likes to pretend at libertarian positions on speech but the way the platform operates makes the lie pretty obvious.

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u/misterwizzard Jun 28 '22 Take My Energy

Don't forget folks - Facebook's whole business plan is getting people upset enough to 'engage' on it's platform. They present you with things proven to excite and provoke you. That is their one and only concern.

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u/fuckknucklesandwich Jun 28 '22

Engagement through enragement.

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u/Metacognitor Jun 28 '22

Perfectly succinct, well done.

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u/metalibro Jun 28 '22

holy shit i just realized this. Some of the content I have been seeing lately are things that I literally have the opposite views against and they know i'll comment or engage with that post

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u/Diabeat_This Jun 28 '22

This is how Reddit has been for a long time now. Rage gets upvotes so content you don’t agree with gets seen if you aren’t in your curated space. It’s astonishing how much it’s changed- I used to browse the front page to learn new stuff and see funny pics, but now all I see are mostly images of text about someone’s “clever” hot take about a bad situation; or videos of someone getting beat down, deserved or not.

Rage for engagement is the danger that we have been ignoring.

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u/Enygma_6 Jun 28 '22

It’s what happens when everyone tries to make money off of selling consumers their daily “2 minutes of hate”, and it becomes a 24/7 wall of noise on all platforms. You get it creeping in on some services, and others flat out embrace it to keep their views and listening audience tunes in and parroting the BS until they fully believe it.

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u/mindguru88 Jun 28 '22

For anyone interested in this topic, I'd recommend watching The Social Dilemma on Netflix. It demonstrates how Social media manipulates people into engaging, it is both fascinating and terrifying.

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u/m0okz Jun 28 '22

And sad. So sad, for children.

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u/boldie74 Jun 28 '22

Zuck makes money, that’s all he cares about. And the right spends a shit tonne more than the left does (because they have some very “nice” people finding their BS)

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u/mrpanicy Jun 28 '22

He has more money than he knows what to do with. He will continue amassing wealth, but at this point in the wealth cycle it's all about power and control. And it's far easier to amass and wield power over the idiots of the right. Plus... the right supports a billionaires amassing of wealth with no recourse.

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u/DPSOnly Jun 28 '22

Zuck makes money, that’s all he cares about.

People say this too easily. Man obviously has an agenda that isn't just "money".

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u/moobiemovie Jun 28 '22

It is money. However, some of that is "keep the money I have" which falls along a right-wing political ideology. That's also the political parties that are most eagerly influenced by money.

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u/Siegfoult Jun 28 '22

I fear that every time Elizabeth Warren calls for tech reform, Zucc scoots a lil further to the right.

Ideally I should not be worried about the political leanings of one person, but in reality, that person has WAY too much money and influence.

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u/robodrew Jun 28 '22

This is why there should be no billionaires.

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u/elriggo44 Jun 28 '22

And why Facebook should be broken up.

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u/DogmaSychroniser Jun 28 '22

That's why Zucc should be broken up...

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u/Zaliron Jun 28 '22

You say that like he's been left to begin with.

When you eschew income tax, invade privacy, and downplay the importance of factual information, you are not left. There is no "I was left but then I got called out for my right-wing opinions so now I'm right-wing out of spite."

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u/Neato Jun 28 '22

If the US ever completely falls to fascist despotism, I hope the despot in question raids the coffers of all of these opportunist billionaires. They might see it coming if an idiot like Trump is the figurehead but we'll probably suffer under an actually competent dictator when that happens.

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u/wanderingartist Jun 28 '22

This is what happens when rich people have to much power.

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u/jawinn Jun 28 '22

Man obviously has an agenda that isn't just "money".

Yes. It's "please don't regulate me by changing the law that would hold me and Meta liable for all the lies and misinformation we host on this platform for profit. in exchange I will give you (GQP) access to limitless data on your voters and enemies."

That's the real fear of him, YouTube, and Twitter. It's that the bullshit law stating that "they are just the platform and can't in any way be held liable for what goes on there."

If that ever changes, there will be a tsunami of lawsuits that will have them in court for the rest of the century and force them to drastically overhaul their content monitoring.

The other thing that scares Zuck to death is passage of actual online privacy laws that would dismantle his main income stream, by preventing the involuntary sale of customer data. His entire revenue stream is dependent on you liking something and thus, volunteering information about yourself. That info is then sold, without your explicit consent (fuck off to anyone that defends this by quoting the ToS, no one reads or understands that shit and you know it). The average FB user has no idea of how their data is transacted. This is the same for anyone that uses any other free service (Gmail, Twitter, Google Maps). You are the product. New privacy laws that these companies spend millions to depress will rock their world.

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u/Netzapper Jun 28 '22

That's the real fear of him, YouTube, and Twitter. It's that the bullshit law stating that "they are just the platform and can't in any way be held liable for what goes on there."

If the safe harbor law goes away, so does almost the entire user-generated web. This website would fucking disappear overnight, along with every forum and any free service that lets you upload any kind of user-generated content. All that will be left is corporate-sponsored propaganda and ads, because literally no one will be able to afford the liability of e.g. being charged as an accessory to murder because somebody posted about plans on their site.

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u/Semi-Hemi-Demigod Jun 28 '22

That makes it worse. Instead of having principles he’s just greedy. We need to make “it’s not personal, it’s just business” as reprehensible as it sounds.

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u/TotalSpaceNut Jun 28 '22

Also Russian trolls running amuck right now, not a peep from facebook

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u/AmbushIntheDark Jun 28 '22

Man I miss when the war in Ukraine started and the Russian currency fucking tanked and suddenly a lot of the true head-ass takes suddenly disappeared for a couple weeks.

Probably totally unrelated though /s

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u/VampyreOfNazareth Jun 28 '22

Rumour has it the US military deployed an anti-cyber attack unit. They took out a whole bunch of known ruskie hacker units. A temporary reprieve I guess.

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u/Negligent__discharge Jun 28 '22

They hit bots, unrelated Reddit had a bot creating event right after.

The trolls thought they weren't going to get paid. Russia would rather die than let go of its cyber troll division. Russia found some USD for the trolls.

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u/BreesusTakeTheWheel Jun 28 '22

Yeah but how long will that last? They just defaulted and the war doesn’t look like it’s going to end anytime soon.

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u/Negligent__discharge Jun 28 '22

Like I said, Russia would rather die. They are a criminal syndicate, they got dirty money for dirty jobs.

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u/TheGreenJedi Jun 28 '22

A logical answer, but I still think that most likely the trolls were too busy fighting to keep Russian Propaganda influenced in Russia

How the war in Ukraine wasn't a big deal, how they were gonna be liberators, etc

It wasn't until that fell completely down that the troll farms were put back on task to fuck with Americans and Primaries in the US.

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u/komAnt Jun 28 '22

They can't keep a supply chain of military equipment to attack their neighboring country but they can run a few hundred servers and make Americans lives miserable

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u/TheGreenJedi Jun 28 '22

Actually they do stuff about that, just no where near enough because again if you beothe rumors squashing Troll Bots would also squash a much of Republican mainstream opinions

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u/grokthis1111 Jun 28 '22

Conservatives have always used libertarian as an attempt to distance themselves from the name conservative

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u/gunsnammo37 Jun 28 '22

More proof that libertarians are just Republicans who like pot.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

Almost like the rich ALWAYS side with the fascists or something. Does everyone just think history is studied for the fun of it or what?

Zuck, Bezos, they’d let every single one of you die if it meant they could keep running their business and buying shit. Only when the tides turned and the fascists were being brought to justice would they start screaming that they were just going along with it but didn’t really like the nasty stuff they did like when they lined dissenters up and shot/gassed them.

Hugo Boss, anyone?

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u/Sasselhoff Jun 28 '22

Of course. Because one of those decisions made more money for Facebook and the other didn't. That's the only thing Zuck cares about.

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u/mr_indigo Jun 28 '22

They know whose side they're on

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u/thegumby1 Jun 28 '22

And here we have another example of a problem caused by letting Facebook control what information is allowed to be shared.

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u/pilchard_slimmons Jun 28 '22

*a problem for facebook users

Which, just throw it on the pile.

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u/GeorgeMcCrate Jun 28 '22

It's still also your problem when those Facebook users vote in your country's next election.

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u/Tigris_Morte Jun 28 '22

which of course is the point of controlling what message gets out and to whom.

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u/StrokeGameHusky Jun 28 '22

Newspaper works the same way

They choose what to print and what not to print.

Media is powerful as fuck.

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u/Tigris_Morte Jun 28 '22

That is why all of them were bought up by folks wanting to manipulate the news to fool those not paying close enough attention. But it is all about protecting the monied class.

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u/Decimus_of_the_VIII Jun 28 '22

Citizen Kane

And call them what they are-- the ownership class.

There has always been two classes. No middle class. That's a lie to make you think you are better than the poor when in reality you likely are the poor.

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u/misterwizzard Jun 28 '22

Facebook is an extremely public issue considering it is sweying the opinion of the public with social engineering.

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u/Jaded_Prompt_15 Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

It's soooo fucking weird people still use it.

It's like a literal safe space for idiots. No one shows up with pesky logic, facts, or critical thinking.

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u/ADHDK Jun 28 '22

You’re stuck with it if you want access to local classifieds around where I am. They’ve totally destroyed the competition.

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u/hairballcouture Jun 28 '22

Even local restaurants will put their menus on FB but not on a real website, it really blows. I can’t wait for FB to implode.

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u/ADHDK Jun 28 '22

I just wish they didn’t buy Instagram. Slowly watching it go to crap as they work toward merging the two.

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u/TheGreatArseholio Jun 28 '22

I love getting the “we took down your post from 3 years ago because our algorithm found it offensive, today” notifications.

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u/ADHDK Jun 28 '22

I was banned for those MSPaint work safe pornos where someone’s literally used mspaint to replace the scene with like someone playing the drums. I posted it in 2017. Algorithm matches portions of the image with a porno and you’re done, no dispute available on aged backdated zucks either.

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u/TheGreatArseholio Jun 28 '22

That sounds about right. I posted a Facebook ad that I had screenshot in 2016 of a shirt that was essentially an asshole print. They took it down last year because it was found to be inappropriate. I was locked out for 7 days because of it. It was an ad - from FB.

They suspended my account again for 3 days for a 2016 picture of a protest guy holding a sign that said “ban all white people, just until we can figure out what’s going on”.

Then people ask why I don’t use FB/IG anymore.

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u/hairballcouture Jun 28 '22

I know. I’m hoping niche websites make a comeback. I remember when every day I’d check “my sites” or get excited for the weekly update of a site. The internet used to be so much more fun but now you kids can get off my lawn.

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u/lolwutdo Jun 28 '22

Reddit destroyed that for me, 10 years have gone by and I don’t remember what websites I even browsed before Reddit. Lol

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u/agonypants Jun 28 '22

I remember when the vast majority of web sites were published by college kids, hosted on their school's servers. I could quite literally surf the web all day and have fun doing it. Now I'm more-or-less down to three sites that I use daily.

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u/NorionV Jun 28 '22

Yes, I hate it when organizations and shit run everything through one social media service. Especially Facebook.

Like it's not that difficult to just copy / paste. Purchase a domain name and some cheap hosting, toss your shit on a static web page with minimal fancy crap.

Just don't make me suffer.

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u/xXPhasemanXx Jun 28 '22

I thought private companies can do what they want on their platforms?

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u/PlateGlittering Jun 28 '22

Seriously, the same people who post "FrEeZe PeAcH" are gonna be saying this is awful.

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u/Alabatman Jun 28 '22

The solution won't be that people give up social media, that addiction is already formed for many folks.

So what is the alternative platform that people should use instead of FB?

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u/zuzg Jun 28 '22

Facebook can't be bothered to remove right wing misinformation but when it comes to helping the right wing they take immediate action.

What a Joke

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u/Mur_de_Whee Jun 28 '22

A friend of mine has been sharing tons of access info for women seeking abortions, and now signature information to get the 1931 Michigan abortion law on ballots. All of it is real, factual information, mostly contact information for state elected officials and organizations to help join the cause.

Every single time I go to see what additional info is being put in the comments, Facebook auto-hides the comments. I have to go to the desktop site to see it, and even then I need to select "all comments" instead of "most relevant." This isn't happening on other posts with similar comment numbers (we're talking 3-5 maximum).

The algorithm is absolutely being used to wipe away dissent.

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u/kittikitti123 Jun 28 '22

The worst part about it is that Meta users of Facebook and Instagram will violently defend their platforms. It is horrifying to watch as people who decried the repeal of Row v Wade get very angry or confused when confronted that Meta is not on their side. People who use Instagram cannot see their lives without it.

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u/Tutipups Jun 28 '22

i can see my life without instagram, havent gone on it for 2 weeks and i simply dont care enough.

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u/Womanonymouse Jun 28 '22

It’s more that for finding ways to protest/coordinate these platforms are about it. I wish to god there was something else

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u/Kriegerian Jun 28 '22

Weird how they can do that immediately, but still can’t get rid of all the Nazis and genocidaires after years of being told “your platform foments violence and murder”.

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u/Mortimer_and_Rabbit Jun 28 '22

Why would they delete what brings the most traffic?

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u/Fogdevil_s Jun 28 '22

Plan B is not an abortion pill ffs

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u/wewbull Jun 28 '22

I must admit this was confusing me. Plan B, as I understand it, avoids pregnancy by changing conditions so the egg can't settle.

Aborting a (for example) 10 week pregnancy is a different thing. If people are talking about pills that do that, we'll they should be used under medical advice / care and not purchased off Facebook.

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u/timberwolf0122 Jun 28 '22

Do you really think anti choices care or even bother to learn that?

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u/Fogdevil_s Jun 28 '22

I expect an article published to though

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u/vegetableTelevision Jun 28 '22

Something something something horse dewormer

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u/jeffereeee Jun 28 '22

Why are people still using FB? Just ditch that rubbish ffs.

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u/slwrthnu_again Jun 28 '22

Because unfortunately their events pages are better than anything else. I can keep track of upcoming concerts and car shows easier on Facebook than anywhere else.

I also spend maybe 10 minutes a day on it to just see what concerts, car shows, and album releases are announced. And get remind about how awful of opinions people from high school and in the car scene have.

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u/Dickiedoandthedonts Jun 28 '22

I use it mostly for my local buy nothing group

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u/JabbaTheHutt12345 Jun 28 '22

Facebook is the largest social network in the world.

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u/coffeecooperfbi Jun 28 '22

Collective racists hive mind. I am running some ads that talk about a program to help prevent homelessness and looked at the comments yesterday. So much racist rhetoric.

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u/TemetNosce85 Jun 28 '22

Yup... the anti-homeless crap is so fucking disgusting. Literal calls for violence and genocide and Facebook doesn't do shit about it.

But /r/SeattleWa exists and is absolutely no different.

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u/Envect Jun 28 '22

/r/Denver is the same way. They love dehumanizing them. An ominous portent.

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u/_dactor_ Jun 28 '22

I guess in r/SaltLakeCity we have Mormons and MAGA idiots to hate on, which takes away focus from anti-homelessness

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u/_dactor_ Jun 28 '22

Just poked around there a bit, wow. I had no idea it was so toxic

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u/CohibaBob Jun 28 '22

I honestly forget fb is still around until I see headlines like these. Been off it since 2009

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u/Northerndust Jun 28 '22

I think it's a naive way of looking at it.

I'm not a fan of Facebook but I can still see why people use it. To stay in touch with people, a great way to start a conversation, etc.

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u/SuperFLEB Jun 28 '22

Yeah, there's still the "friends and family bulletin board" niche that hasn't really got an analog elsewhere. Most other social media is focused on publicity or broadcast messaging, and chat apps are too insular and ephemeral. (Facebook tried their damnedest to turn it into broadcast social media late in the game with groups and all that spawned from that, but there's still the interpersonal core there if you want to use it that way.)

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u/Norci Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

Because it's the simplest and least socially pressuring way to keep in touch with that one person you met couple of times at a party, old classmates or your distant family.

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u/RaiderCane Jun 28 '22

I know some people who have made posts just mentioning the word abortion which mysteriously disappeared or won't load, conveniently all pro-choice people too. A few I know on FB have also suddenly been suspended or banned from live streaming and they look to see why and it's some random post from 2-3 years ago, again all pro-choice people. So much for that massive leftist censorship of the right-wing that they've whined about so much. And FWIW, let them say all the bullshit they want too, I'm against censorship no matter which side it's on.

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u/rosgod Jun 28 '22

My pregnant wife mentioned the word, “pregnancy” in a post and it was marked with an age appropriateness warning. It was a dog sleeping on a pregnancy pillow. 🧐

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u/VampyreOfNazareth Jun 28 '22

Get yo digital pitchforks

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u/SitInCorner_Yo2 Jun 28 '22

Fuck,I made a post explaining reincarnation joke to my friend and mention “it’s not human yet ,and probably will have better life as a dog” and got taken down .

(The joke is about reincarnated as a human today is punishment, and dogs with good owners have better life)

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u/Oisschez Jun 28 '22

Capital always sided with fascists. Simple as

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u/FaeryLynne Jun 28 '22

I've been posting all about "camping", and how some people have to travel to other states to go camping because they're not allowed to in their own state. I just expect it's a matter of time before those get taken down too.

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u/hollimer Jun 28 '22

All of my far right relatives that I had muted suddenly started showing up on my Facebook newsfeed again in the last few days. Facebook sure does want me to see some things and not see other things, and it all sure seems to slant in one direction, politically.

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u/Rorako Jun 28 '22

Zuck and Facebook are Republicans. That’s all there is to it.

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u/boldie74 Jun 28 '22

A billionaire Republican? Surely not.

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u/NigerianRoy Jun 28 '22

Peter Thiel, first investor and main advisor and role model to zuckyboi is WAY beyond “republican ” he is a full on cryptofascist. Same as the BAYC guys.

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u/OldWolf2 Jun 28 '22

I had that as well... Shared the The Only Moral Abortion... article and got 0 interactions for 24hrs and eventually 1 from the mother-in-law. . normally get good engagement on most of my posts.

The same thing happens with YouTube links posted to FB

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u/Smith6612 Jun 28 '22

Instagram and Facebook have been doing the random ban thing for a while now. It's not particularly new but coincidental.

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u/FriedDickMan Jun 28 '22

It’s not a coincidence

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u/1mikeg Jun 28 '22

I fucking love they did a simple test to prove that Facebook was just targeting instances of "abortion pills" and then called them on it.

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u/socokid Jun 28 '22

The AP reporter then made the exact same post two more times, replacing the words "abortion pills" with the words "a gun" and then "weed." Those posts were not removed, the AP said.

Meta is such a bag of shit. All of it.

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u/ReplacementWise6878 Jun 28 '22

It’s almost like Zuckerberg is enabling a fascist right-wing takeover of the entire country. Weird, who could have seen that coming?

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u/Baphomets_Behemoth Jun 28 '22

Amazon has plan B for $10 under brand names My Choice and My Way.

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u/MajoredInPhilosophy Jun 28 '22

So plotting to overthrow democracy is acceptable, but this is not. Got it! Thanks, Facebook! Fuck you, Mark!

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u/VampyreOfNazareth Jun 28 '22

Isis enjoys Facebook daily

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u/minkcoat Jun 28 '22

It’s time to delete your ig and fb accounts. This is the sign you’ve been waiting for. It’s not going to get better.

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u/somanyroads Jun 28 '22

That's fine, there will be plenty of non-shitty platforms that will help support women's health. We need to get those pills spread all over the country, but especially flowing into those states trying to imprison a woman's womb. Avalanches of birth control, as far as the eye can see.

Platforms that don't support such efforts will be discarded. Facebook has been on its way out for a long time now, this is just another nail in the coffin.

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u/INTJ_takes_a_nap Jun 28 '22

Are there? Tell us about those platforms then, because I don't know a single platform promoting women's health.

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u/eugene20 Jun 28 '22

To be banned for it is definitely pretty messed up considering at least some were offering still legal means to supply pills, and secondly the huge volume of illegal advertising and general content on facebook that goes untouched.

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u/Moose_Canuckle Jun 28 '22 Silver

STOP USING FACEBOOK

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u/3am_saved Jun 28 '22

The us are going medieval in this one

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u/thewarring Jun 28 '22

Insurance companies immediately started rejecting birth control being covered under insurance on Friday.

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u/peruytu Jun 28 '22

META wants to become the Fox News of the internet... and they have the power to, unfortunately. Close and delete all your Facebook and Instagram accounts now before it's too late.

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u/NY_Gyrant Jun 28 '22

...because preventing fertilization is now considered an abortion. 😑

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u/WmFoster Jun 28 '22

Nothing to see here, just another right wing "free speech extremist" letting folks plan insurrections on their platform while banning donations of over-the-counter medications.

But it's not some blanket ban on medications, you CAN buy Tylenol on Facebook Marketplace.

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u/[deleted] Jun 28 '22

Big Tech is definitely being paid to "shape a narrative".

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u/bearish_bool Jun 28 '22

Most subreddits went to lockdown mode, it’s surprising how nobody talks about it, big tech needs regulations

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u/font9a Jun 28 '22

I’m just wondering if they also removed perfectly legal assault rifles after Uvalde?

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u/flabbychesticles Jun 28 '22

huh, so they can moderate content when they feel like it? but they let covid and vaccine misinformation run rampant the entire pandemic? these companies need to be regulated

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u/cantstopwontstopever Jun 28 '22

And I removed Facebook and Instagram from my life months ago.

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u/CasualObserverNine Jun 28 '22

It is time we abort facebook, America.

Give it back to Russia.

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u/TLB-Q8 Jun 28 '22

There's been a huge crackdown at Facebook and Instagram lately, not just on abortion. Either their logarithm is more broken than it usually is, or Zuckerberg and his Metaverse are actively supporting Clarence Thomas et al.

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u/Therapistnearme Jun 28 '22

Either their logarithm is more broken than it usually is

I heard their transition to ln was causing havoc throughout the company.

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u/pies1123 Jun 28 '22

They've been supporting them since pre-2016. Facebook have been active players in the rise of western fascism post 2010. Why does everyone forget shit like Cambridge Analytica?

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u/TLB-Q8 Jun 28 '22

Not forgotten. It's just worsened 100-fold since the 2016 election IMHO.

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u/JerryNicklebag Jun 28 '22

Please people, delete Facebook, delete Instagram, Zuckerberg is an enemy to women everywhere.

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u/gripperjonez Jun 28 '22

Zuck is an enemy to all humans, everywhere. Especially women.

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u/crappydeli Jun 28 '22

In case there were still any doubts about Facebook being a right wing media platform.

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u/J4R3D972 Jun 28 '22

Which is why I do not support the Meta company in any way, shape, or form anymore. F ya Instagram, no I’m not using WhatsApp, no I’m not using Facebook, I’m happy with Snapchat and BeReal. 👻

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u/drew2u Jun 28 '22

Can we at least pull Section 230 “protections” for Meta?

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u/1890s-babe Jun 28 '22

When are people going to learn that platform is just like a fox news site? Please for the love of all that is holy, delete that shit!!!!!

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u/aztecfrench Jun 28 '22

Because they could not remove fake political news?

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u/DarkoLeonhardt Jun 28 '22

These pro-life folks need to keep their religious beliefs to themselves, they’re ruining our democracy and trampling all over the tenet of “separation of church and state”

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u/jcrreddit Jun 29 '22

I got banned from FB for 30 days for stating the historical link between anti-abortion activists and white supremacists.

I won’t be back.

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u/Jimi7D Jun 29 '22
  1. ⁠A conservative justice died in 2015 with a year left in Obama's presidency.
  2. ⁠Mitch McConnell refused to fulfill his obligations in the Senate to even hold a hearing for Obama's nominated replacement, meaning that seat could not be filled. The only reason given was "it is too close to the election."
  3. ⁠When a conservative won the Presidency, they allowed the hearing to take place, stealing an appointment from the Democrat president and giving it to the Republican president.
  4. ⁠That Republican president went on to nominate three justices. One of whom was selected with just months left in Trump's term, in blatant and egregious contradiction to the stunt conservatives pulled on Obama previously.
  5. ⁠A large majority of Americans support contraceptive rights. The 6-3 Republican SCOTUS majority, now representing a drastically smaller % proportion of America, decided to reverse a case they all said under oath was settled law, and allow states to rip away contraceptive rights from millions of Americans.

Donald Trump was a twice-impeached, one-term president who is actively under investigation for staging a coup to retake a presidency he lost.

Despite that, his selections for SCOTUS are now 3 out of the 9 sitting justices. One of those selections was stolen from his predecessor, the other one was nominated in violation of the rule they invented to deny Obama his pick.

In no fucking imaginable world is this logical, fair, or sustainable.

America has nearly 400 million people. The 50 Republican senators who have been dictating policy and installing activist justices represent 40 million fewer voters than their Democrat counterparts.

We are in a tyranny of the minority. And not just any minority, but a fascist, ruthless, religiously-zealous minority that is increasingly far from the vast majority of younger generatons who do not want any of their fucking bullshit.

Governing is about compromise. Conservatism as an ideology has become not only about not compromising at all, but about governing by way of actively seeking to incite and inflame the political majority.

This is not sustainable. At all. It will come to a bad conclusion. And Republicans will be responsible for making it happen.

(Not my comment but it’s the best description of how unjust everything is.)

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u/_-_---_------------ Jun 28 '22

Ironically, Facebook is supposed to have enough information about their users it could promote those posts only to people who wouldn't tell, right?

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u/Lmm166 Jun 28 '22

They banned an account that I followed that was sharing information about abortion pills.

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u/Call_Me_Fingerbang Jun 28 '22

Facebook is weaponized social cancer.

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u/djamp42 Jun 28 '22

The real story is why do you still have Facebook?

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u/SwitchtheChangeling Jun 28 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

Vice was telling people to take Misoprostol which is a medicine for treating Ulcers in horses, but can inadvertly induce abortions in humans. That's not the same as "Abortion pills."

https://i.gyazo.com/40d8cfd97ebf7754c747dc75fd0f8688.png

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u/ijustsaynotoyou Jun 28 '22

Delete Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

TODAY!

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u/Justtryme90 Jun 28 '22

Big tech is pushing religious conservative viewpoints.

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u/aTROLLwithBlades Jun 28 '22

This was to keep riling people up as a proper distraction more than anything. Don't want people using their brains. Keep them in the narrative if you want control

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u/mitch0acan Jun 28 '22

Because Zuckerberg is part of the same system