managed to stumble across a video of a 12-year-old girl fatally hanging herself last night after idly wondering why 'cedartown, ga' was trending
i immediately reported it and this morning i got a notice from facebook thanking me for bringing it to their attention and that they would now ensure the video was rated only for those aged 18 and above. so i guess they're cool with people sharing snuff videos on their platform
fuck fuck fuck facebook
― hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 13 January 2017 11:55 (six years ago) link
Luckily, my complaint/question isn't comparable to the shit BG said up here.
Are there any people here who also mod a business/work FB page? My posts on there consistently reach 3 or 4k people, according to FB. Today, a post hasn't gone further than 106 people. It says. Not only do I find that hard to believe, the number of ads from FB asking me to 'boost' the post (meaning I have to pay for it to be seen more) have doubled today.
Can they just flip a switch and bury my post to try to get me to pay for 'boosting' it? Doesn't sound unlikely to me, but I don't know. FB sucks balls, that I know.
― Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 18:20 (six years ago) link
I often hear abt FB "changing the algorithms" which has more or less the effect you describe
― niels, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 18:23 (six years ago) link
Yeah. Despite all my rage I'm still just a rat in the FB cage right?
God I hate FB so much.
― Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 18:24 (six years ago) link
― ilxor-com-dog-meat-drawer-7-840-x-600.jpg (unregistered), Monday, 3 September 2018 21:11 (four years ago) link
did it die?
― Karl Malone, Monday, 3 September 2018 21:12 (four years ago) link
is it in trouble somewhere in the woods
― Karl Malone, Monday, 3 September 2018 21:13 (four years ago) link
i uh missed this story?? wtf
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 3 March 2019 01:38 (four years ago) link
Also read something recently (a twitter thread I think) that notes that if you gave FB your phone number, you can no longer set it to"only me" and they will now hand it over to Instagram, Whatsapp and advertisers.
I feel utter vindication that I ignored their increasingly aggravating "add phone number! 2FA! You neeeeed to do this!" BS.
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:19 (four years ago) link
Pretty sure they have my number anyway, given that they included it in the prompt about adding 2FA. Like "Do your want to add this number?" I always say no but when has that ever stopped them.
― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:39 (four years ago) link
Yeah if they mention it, you've had it elswhere (it can grab it from the phone app I think? I also stopped using that because it scraped my fucking address contacts and started recommending I add workmates who know NOTHING about my FB)
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 4 March 2019 00:49 (four years ago) link
I saw some weird thing recently where some guy I barely know but am FB friends with got hacked. The hacker took over his account but created a new name and added a few new pictures to go with the new identity but is still friends with all the original guy’s friends. Not sure what the point of all this is, but it’s a bit creepy.
― Ramones Leave the Capitol (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 April 2022 00:53 (eleven months ago) link
Happened to my uncle. The endgame is trying to scam money out of you on Facebook messenger.
― DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:14 (eleven months ago) link
Oh wait I misunderstood you. Never mind. In my case it was a cloned profile with a subtly different (no middle initial) name!
― DAMAGED by Black Flat (Boring, Maryland), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:16 (eleven months ago) link
Seems like this scenario would only be used to keep tabs on the inherited friends.
― Ramones Leave the Capitol (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 April 2022 01:38 (eleven months ago) link