Facebook Algorithms

“It is time…”

I AM WRITING ABOUT

What the people at Facebook are doing behind the scenes at Facebook

DON’T ASK WHAT I KNOW/WHY I KNOW IT

The answers to the questions are not the ones that you hear covered on the news

The inner workings of Facebook are a closely guarded mix of algorithms and employees

Part of what the company is trying to do, is exclude “fake news” accounts from posting.  The label of Fake News lets them exercise these operations with impunity.

So what is next? Everyone’s saying that enough is enough, and that it’s time to suppress Fake News right now.

It would be good to capture a complete dialogue about the operations which are going for and against this latest move by Facebook.  Though it is the right of the company to exercise their authority in this way (as I believe that part is not debatable, given current US Law), it certainly sets some damaging precedence in place, from one very discerning perspective.

  • When they create an artificial rule over free speech, to eliminate some accounts from reaching others, and to proactively control and monitor all posts, there is room for error.
  • When dealing in Advertisement Money, there are clearly aligned stakeholders which demand that these actions get taken on the Facebook platform. The reasons behind these demands and this perspective is altruistic.  They want the social network to be monitored and controlled.  In terms of an Information System, these are some of the core considerations at play when operating an Information System of any scale or nature.
  • The problem now is, in an effort to ensure this integrity, and even add another layer to this assurance, they are going to eliminate yet more instances of speech from their networks.
  • We have variously aligned interests on the Facebook Platform, and we have a recent uptick in reports of abuse/hacks on their system. What is needed is a more complete and user-centric platform.
  • I want there to be a major increase in the amount of Verified Accounts on Facebook.
  • I want to be one of the latest users that enjoy the rights and privileges that I see others enjoying on the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Universes.
  • I have tried several ways, for several months, to establish a Verified Badge.
  • To no avail (so far) but I am going to still try!

At this juncture, it would prove useful to capture a more complete dialogue about this latest move by Facebook. 

But I need more input to continue.

Though it is the right of the company to exercise their authority in this way, and towards this stated goal (as I believe that part is not what’s under debate, given current US Law), it does certainly set some damaging precedence in place, from one very discerning perspective.

  • When they create an artificial rule over free speech, to eliminate some accounts from reaching others, and to proactively control and monitor all posts, there is room for error.
  • When dealing in Advertisement Money, there are clearly aligned stakeholders which demand that these actions get taken on the Facebook platform. The reasons behind these demands and this perspective is altruistic.  They want the social network to be monitored and controlled.  In terms of an Information System, these are some of the core considerations at play when operating an Information System of any scale or nature.
  • The problem now is, in an effort to ensure this integrity, and even add another layer to this assurance, they are going to eliminate yet more instances of speech from their networks.
  • We have variously aligned interests on the Facebook Platform, and we have a recent uptick in reports of abuse/hacks on their system.What is needed is a more complete and user-centric attack of the core issue being targeted – Fake News!!!
  • I want there to be a major increase in the amount of Verified Accounts on Facebook.
  • I want to be one of the latest users that enjoy the rights and privileges that I see others enjoying on the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Universes.
  • I have tried several ways, for several months, to establish a Verified Badge.
  • To no avail (so far) but I am going to still try!

 

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