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Facebook is Dying, Here’s Proof

https://whiskeytangotexas.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/e46fe-1zuqxgccwui09vt0imrkoxg.jpeg?w=623&h=350Facebook is not sorry, it’s getting desperate.

The #DeleteFacebook hashtag is alive and well. It’s become an attractive scenario for anyone brave enough to deal with mobile addiction. In fact, we’re deleting the app and deleting our accounts at such a pace, Facebook is fighting back! Yes, you heard me right.

Facebook is now making users wait twice as long to delete their accounts

So you finally realized your life would be better without Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp, until you realize something odd. It’s harder than ever to quit, because now Facebook makes saying goodbye a long-drawn out affair. Of course, Facebook doesn’t want you (their product) to leave.

In a shocking and bizarre move to the product and customer experience it now takes a full month to delete your Facebook account — twice as long as before. That’s not exactly free will or the right to say no and breakup with an app that you may have spent way too much time on in your life.

Facebook Thinks we Should have a “Grace” Period

Facebook thinks it should over-ride our decision by making us wait longer. Facebook really understands trust and consumers it seems. When a user tries to delete their account, it makes them wait for a “grace period” before it is actually deleted.

Facebook must seriously be losing a lot of users in 2018 to pull this stunt. Where’s the strategy, bro? The change comes after months of scandals and PR crises for Facebook, including Cambridge Analytica and the recent hack of 50 million people. That we should delete Facebook’s apps has never been clearer to people under 45.

Facebook thought it could be the gateway to the world and help the world feel closer together; instead it made us the product, harvested our data and sold it to the highest bidder, not to mention scamming brands out of $millions of dollars each year. I may not even exist any more on Facebook but their targeting data on me still does — think about what that means for a while.

Facebook even shared user data with Chinese companies. Facebook handed over “deep access” to user data to 60 other tech companies. Facebook’s laundry list of privacy invasion is downright criminal, and not only should Mark Zuckerberg not be its CEO, he should be held accountable.

Listen, if a data breach of 50 million could cost Facebook $1.6 Billion in fines by the EU, how much should it pay the average user for its crimes in the long run? Facebook’s already breaking the law with breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union.

A One-Month Wait to Delete Facebook is Worse than Censorship

So now we are prisoners online it would seem, according to Facebook. Thinking of deleting your Facebook account? Not so fast. Sorry, my friends, it now will take an entire month, up from 14 days before. Even if you delete your account, don’t expect Facebook to put your data in the trash bin. That’s impossible.

Facebook’s trust dilemma is so epic the stock could decline further even as pundits say it’s alright. Just wait until we find how many users leave Facebook’s flagship app by 2020. It’s going to be pretty epic. The change to the deletion time was first noticed by The Verge.

Amazon gives me speed and convenience, and Facebook gives me fraud and imprisonment. Good luck competing in the future of Advertising, Facebook. This is the sort of thing that will make users revive the #deletefacebook campaign, and it certainly makes me upset.

  • When a user decides to delete their Facebook account, it doesn’t actually get deleted straight away. Instead, there’s a “grace period,” in which the account remains inactive but accessible — just in case the user gets cold feet and decides to stay on Facebook after all.
  • Aw, yeah, I really can’t quit, just one more thumb scroll of my legacy feed where nobody I know is active anymore.

Facebook thinks being nostalgic is cool as, historically, that grace period has been 14 days, or two weeks. I bet Mark is nostalgic for the good old days but major failures in leadership, strategy and pivoting have led Facebook into a dead-end path. When the vanity of having billions of users retreats into the past, Facebook doesn’t have a product, because the product has always been you and your data!

Silicon Valley doesn’t take the regulation of AI seriously (because it’s too expensive) and Facebook and YouTube are prime examples of this. When the talent exodus starts like it has for Facebook and Snapchat, it’s pretty serious. There’s no saving a sinking ship that makes it harder to leave.

Don’t be afraid we all have to move on. It’s best to terminate now if you want your data deleted. It’s time to do the unthinkable to lead a higher quality life:

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  • Delete Facebook
  • Delete Messenger
  • Delete Instagram
  • Delete WhatsApp

Facebook was once a candy treat of the digital dopamine variety for human connection. That era is long gone.

Of course, a longer grace period is also to Facebook’s advantage as it mindf8cks us into thinking it’s still relevant. Twitter is nostalgia, Facebook is just dumb.

If your value is tied to massive numbers of users and those users are leaving you; you have nowhere to go but down. Instagram isn’t no YouTube and WhatsApp isn’t any WeChat. If only they had had the sense to change their CEO, things could have been different. But all good things must come to an end, even the app of many regrets.

Source: by Michael K. Spencer | Medium.com

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Queen’s Privy Council Infiltrates Facebook To Destroy MEGA, Brexit And Take Control Of Google’s Project Dragonfly

Chief propagandist Sir Nick Clegg was Lord President of the Privy Council for five years, directed Christopher Steele and Stefan Halper, joins Facebook to run global affairs and communications

Sir Nick’s aunt was a lifelong spy mistress to some of the world’s most infamous socialists: H.G. Wells, Maxim Gorky and Guy Burgess (Cambridge Five)

As a Brit and Facebook officer, Sir Nick is proof of foreign interference in the U.S. midterm election as well as Facebook interference in British elections

Project Dragonfly is building a censored search tool for the planet that secretly monitors you 24x7x365

Contributing Writers | Opinion | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION  | Oct. 25, 2018, Updated Oct. 28, 2018 | PDF | https://tinyurl.com/y9bpylbd
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Fig. 1—Privy Council Lord President (2010-2015) Nicholas William Peter CLEGG (“Sir Nick”). He was nominated for a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth on Dec. 30, 2017 and actually knighted on Mar. 07, 2018.

See Sir Nick’s definitive biography, timeline and conflicts of interest.

FACEBOOK DAMAGE CONTROL: Within months he began negotiating with Facebook CEO Mark E. Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl K. Sandberg “over the summer” to become vice-president of global affairs and communications (chief propagandist). These desperate negotiations appear to have occurred concurrently with Zuckerberg’s and Sandberg’s disingenuous Congressional testimony. On Oct. 19, 2018, Sir Nick was appointed at Facebook. It appears that Clegg’s pecadillos may hasten Facebook’s decline into further immorality.

Leo McKinstry. (Mar. 08, 2018). LEO MCKINSTRY: Nick Clegg gets a knighthood despite destroying his party and costing taxpayers billions. Daily Mail.

Carole Cadwalladr. (Oct. 21, 2018). If you’re on the side of democracy Nick Clegg, why are you going to work for Facebook? The Guardian.


(Oct. 25, 2018)—On Oct. 19, 2018, Facebook announced that Sir Nick Clegg was appointed vice-president of Global Affairs and Communications.

Clegg’s appointment comes amidst widespread and unprecedented Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google blacklisting of politically conservative sites including Dennis Prager, Alex Jones, David Knight, Gateway Pundit, Western Journalism, Tommy Robinson, Roger Stone, President Trump’s Facebook page, Matt Bracken, Mark Dice, Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart, Infowars, Sibel Edmonds, Newsbud, Right Wing News, Anti-media, Natural News, Sarah Palin, Stefan Molyneux, Pamela Geller and Diamond & Silk.

Clegg arrives in the wake of uniformly arrogant testimony from Mark E. Zuckerberg, Sheryl K. Sandberg and Jack P. Dorsey before Congress several weeks ago.

Nick Clegg: Groomed for globalism

Clegg’s bloated biography (33-pages on Wikipedia) oozes globalism. He has never held a real job. He has only ever worked in groomed globalist EU and Privy Council politics his entire life.

He attended a notorious private school named Caldicott Preparatory School where he was the Head Boy (Prefect) (1980-1983). During that time, it is now known that his Head Master, Roland Peter Wright, and some of the staff had engaged in decades of pedophilia at Caldicott. Clegg claims he knew nothing about the ritual sodomy of his schoolmates by the Caldicott staff. These facts only came to light after the documentary Chosen in 2008. After Caldicott, Clegg was prefunctorily whisked off to Cambridge University for a degree in social anthropology. After Cambridge, he immediately went to work for the European Union. This is a similar schooling pattern for many in the Queen’s Privy Council. See Crimeline re. Cambridge involvement in global corruption.

Click here to see Nicholas William Peter CLEGG. (Oct. 24, 2018). Biography, Timeline & Conflicts of Interest. Americans for Innovation. (Raw *.xlsx spreadsheet). See also Fig. 7 below.

After an internship with the notorious Marxist Christopher Hitchens, Clegg teamed with people like Larry H. Summers and Sheryl K. Sandberg to press the establishment of corrupt Russian oligarchs to push the globalist takeover agenda at the same time as George Soros was allowed by the Bank of England and the Privy Council to crash the U.K. pound and pocket $1.4 billion overnight (Sep. 17, 1992) for their WAM (walking around money).

Clegg then worked in various positions at the European Union and the World Trade Organization (WTO) feeding cash to control the ex-Soviet oligarchs that he and Summers had created (2003-2005).

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Between 2005-2015 Clegg was a member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Democrat party. During that time he served as Deputy Prime Minister in the government of David Cameron.

Between 2010-2015, Clegg was Lord President of the 600-person Queen’s Privy Council. During this time his political priorities sounded uncannily similar to socialist Bernie Sanders. Free tuition. Free public shares in banks. Hold the 1% accountable. Handouts for the poor. None of these priorities gained traction and were the subject of popular sarcasm, including the song “Nick Clegg says I’m sorry.” See Fig. 5 below.

Clegg recruits (Preys Upon?) Innocent Young Londoners for JP Morgan Chase

On Jul. 23, 2015, Clegg was appointed director of The Social Mobility Foundation Co. No. 05488354, Charity No. 1115888. On paper, their mission is to give education and life chances to disadvantage young people in Greater London. However, their financial statements indicate that this foundation is little more than a London recruit-em-young-and-innocent tool for J.P. Morgan Chase and the Privy Council.
Bookmark: #clegg-jpmorgan | https://tinyurl.com/yc7r2xcv


https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/social-mobility-funders-2015.jpgFig. 2The Social Mobility Foundation Co. No. 05488354, Charity No. 1115888. MP Nick Clegg appointed director Jul. 23, 2015


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On Jul. 24, 2015, while still an MP, Nick founded OPEN REASON with donations from globalist fascists George Soros’ Open Society Initiative and Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. (Definition of fascism: the government aligns with selected corporations and allows them to monopolize an industry in exchange for that corporation paying tribute to the tyrannt and doing his/her bidding.)

All in the Family: Branson’s grandfather was Sir George Arthur Harwin Branson. His grandfather was a judge of the High Court of Justice and a member of the Privy Council. So, grandson Richie was himself schooled in the ways of global corruption.

Clegg also started RADIX GROUP LIMITED to “reimagine Europe,” along with numerous globalists. Bookmark: #clegg-open-reason | https://tinyurl.com/yckrsb6j


https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/soros-donation-to-nick-clegg.jpgFig. 3OPEN REASON Co. No. 09701919. MP Nick Clegg founded Jul. 24, 2015.
Bookmark: #nick-clegg-takeover | https://tinyurl.com/yauhjkha


Sir Nick Clegg just took control of global MSM propaganda via Facebook

Fig. 4Douglas Gabriel, Michael McKibben. (Oct. 25, 2018). AIM cats find another British swamp rat – YUCK! American Intelligence Media, Americans for Innovation. https://youtu.be/IAFp3-xMxmA | (Raw *.mp4 video file). Bookmark: #nick-clegg-sorry-song | https://tinyurl.com/y8zjfdc6


“[Sir] Nick Clegg says I’m Sorry”

Fig. 5Nick Clegg. (Sep. 19, 2012). The Nick Clegg Apology Song: I’m Sorry (The Autotune Remix). The Poke. https://youtu.be/KUDjRZ30SNo | (Raw *.mp4 video file).

A year before Clegg was unseated as MP (Jun. 08, 2017), his “glam” Spanish lawyer wife Miriam was appointed director of UBS Limited bank (Sep. 06, 2016). Suspiciously, she was immediately appointed chair of the powerful audit committee. UBS is a Facebook underwriter.
Bookmark: #miriam-clegg-ubs | https://tinyurl.com/ycffezc5


https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/miriam-clegg-ubs-limited.jpgFig. 6Miryan [Miriam] Mercedes Gonzalez Durantez (CLEGG). (Accessed Oct. 23, 2018). Appointed Representative (AR), Approved Persons, Controlled functions, Ref. No. MMG01076, SMF11, Chair, UBS Limited Audit Committee (Start: Sep. 06, 2016), SMF12 Chair, UBS Limited Reumeration Committee (Start: Jul. 18, 2018). Financial Conduct Authority, Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority.
Bookmark: #clegg-anti-brexit-book | https://tinyurl.com/y9k3byye


On Oct. 12, 2017, Clegg published How To Stop Brexit (And Make Britain Great Again).

This is Nick’s book cover (right):
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On Dec. 30, 2017, Clegg was knighted in a puzzling move since he was a failed MP and left his Liberal Democrat Party in tatters.

On Jul. 18, 2018, UBS Limited (Swiss) bank made now Lady Miriam Clegg chair of the compensation committee. UBS is a Facebook underwriter.

Then three months later, on Oct. 19, 2018, Sir Nick was appointed as Facebook’s vice-president of global affairs and communications.

The purpose of Sir Nick’s Facebook appointment in the days before the U.S. midterm elections is beyond suspicious. His involvement is foreign meddling in both U.S. and UK elections by Facebook.

Sir Nick directed  the “Dirty Dossier” as leader of the Privy Council

As Lord President of the Privy Council (2010-2015), Sir Nick directed the world’s top propagandists at SCL (Strategic Communications Laboratories aka Cambridge Analytica). This included key British conspirators in the totally discredited “dirty dossier” Christopher Steele (MI-6), Sir Richard Dearlove (MI-6) , Stefan Halper (dual UK-US citizen, FBI, State Department, DoD, C.I.A.), warlord Sir Geoffrey E. Pattie and election-rigger Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Alexander Downer, Joseph Mifsud (MI6), Sir Andrew Wood (MI6) and others. See Crimeline re. Cambridge involvement in global corruption.

Facebook’s, the Privy Council’s and Sir Nick’s attempts to consolidate the globalist propaganda system are evidently threatened by MAGA, Brexit and Project Dragonfly.

Sir Nick: sent in to destroy MAGA, Brexit & unify Project Dragonfly globally

Therefore, the Queen’s Privy Council evidently was compelled to send Sir Nick as their clean up man to Facebook. For them, the coming MAGA and Brexit votes need to be neutralized. So, they sent their chief propagandist to keep control of the narrative for the globalist Atlantic Council—the Privy Council’s U.N. public face.

Sir Nick’s biography and timeline below shows that he is a dedicated monarchist, a globalist in bed with the likes of George Soros, and he’s an enemy of American and British national sovereignty. It is outrageous that such a person should be put in charge of Facebook’s global MSM propaganda machine. He must be stopped. As people come to realize just how bad he is, he will be stopped.

Readers are encouraged to read the primary evidence confirming the information we have presented by following the embedded links to the source documents.

Sir Nick’s fiduciary duty to disclose all prospective Facebook conflicts of interest

Readers should also note that as an officer of an AMERICAN public company, the Business Judgment Rule says that Sir Nick has a fiduciary duty to disclose all of his potential conflicts of interest—which would include the names included in this biography and timeline, including all current and former members of the Queen’s Privy Council. Such a list should certainly disqualify Nick from being involved in ANY Facebook business.

Readers are encouraged to forward this post and Nick’s biography to all public officials and decision influencers in both America and Britain.

Global Menace

It is clear that Sir Nick Clegg is a global menace who has never worked a day in his life, and has been groomed since youth as an instrument of globalist tyranny.

Bookmark: #nick-clegg-biography | https://tinyurl.com/y9tbzlle

Sir Nick Clegg’s definitive biography, timeline & conflicts of interest

https://www.fbcoverup.com/docs/library/2018-10-24-Nicholas-William-Peter-Clegg-Biography-Timeline-prepared-Oct-24-2018.jpgFig. 7—Nicholas William Peter CLEGG. (Oct. 24, 2018). Biography, Timeline &Conflicts of Interest. Americans for Innovation. (Raw *.xlsx spreadsheet).


Call to action:

We must protect the vote. Now. We cannot allow these criminals to hijack any more elections. Free and fair elections are the property of the citizens in this Republic, not the government. We have gone to sleep. Now that we are awake, we must take action across this country in the coming weeks to protect the 2018 midterm elections.

We must ensure an unbroken bipartisan chain of custody. That should be your rallying cry. This will essentially eliminate the imminent danger from rigged electronic voting machines. Back to the future: (1) Paper ballots, (2) Inked thumbs, and (3) Unbroken bipartisan chain of custody! It is really that simple.

In addition, God-fearing citizens of the United States and the world must call upon President Trump and loyal American leaders to de-fund the feeder systems used by these SES corrupt-ocrats.

Ask President Trump to write the check to Leader Technologies for their Miller Act Notice so they can help implement new technologies that respect Constitutional privacy and property and help implement a truly Free Press.

Mr. President: De-fund these Criminals and Fund The Miller Act Notice

Mr. President, please pull the plug on these corrupto-crats and their illegal funding streams. Since they are all based on fake values, no real services will be affected.

In addition, write the Miller Act Notice check to Leader Technologies for 18 years of unpaid use of their revolutionary social networking invention—which these Privy Council criminals (Sir Geoffrey E. Pattie and Lord Mark Malloch-Brown) have hijacked with the Senior Executive Service (SES) to takedown the American Republic.  This will generate new cash streams to free up our economy from the globalist stranglehold.  This will also empower Leader Technologies and other actually creative people in America to fix our foundering ship of state.  See Leader Technologies files trillion dollar bond lien on the U.S. Government.

One Miller Act Notice check starts the ball rolling, Mr. President.

In addition, Leader shareholders have proposed a win-win solution to the collapse of the American Free Press, as well a large new revenue source without raising taxes. Leader principals are willing to funnel these payments back into establishing a truly Free Press. See Leader proposes trillion dollar fed revenue while lowering taxes.

Source: American’s For Innovation

Facebook Sells Disabled Iraq Vet $300,000 In Ads, Then Deletes His Influential Pages

Facebook banned several pages operated by disabled by Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage, after he says he spent $300,000 on advertising. The social media giant removed without warning Kolfage’s Right Wing News and Military Grade Coffee Company (which donates 10% of all profits to veteran organizations), in a site-wide effort to crack down on “misinformation” on the network.

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Right Wing News alone had over 3 million followers at the time of its banning.

According to his new wesbite, Kolfage, a triple amputee, explains: 

I’m not a “conservative.” I’m not a “liberal.” I’m an American, with deep beliefs in what our country stands for. I proved this by vowing to protect and fighting for Americas greatest tenet: free speech.

Many Americans have fought for these political freedoms … freedom of speech … and every American has enjoyed those freedoms … UNTIL TODAY. On October 11, 2018, Facebook shut down thousands of Facebook accounts for their political opinions, saying in effect that they don’t have a “legitimate political argument.” STOP SOCIAL MEDIA CENSORSHIP NOW! Fight4freespeech.com

Kolfage says his “income as a father and husband is threatened,” and that he “invested over $300,000 in ads at Facebook’s own request,” according to Breitbart‘s Lucas Nolan.  

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In a Facebook post on his personal page, Kolfage wrote “Facebook lied, they shut down my page because it was conservative, powerful, and the elections are in 2 weeks.

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Operation Iraqi Freedom

In 2004, Kolfage was on his second deployment in Iraq when his airbase came under rocket attack. He would lose both legs and an arm as a 107mm rocket shell “exploded about three feet” away, throwing him into the air and against a wall of sandbags. 

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Airman Kolfage’s best friend was thrown from his bed during the attack. He heard the screams and rushed outside to find his friend bloody, mangled, and clinging to life. The Airman and a medic rushed to help Airman Kolfage, who was struggling to breathe with only one lung after the other had collapsed. Brian’s friend desperately tried to divert his attention from the seriousness of his injuries, but calmly, Airman Kolfage assured him that he already knew the extent of his wounds, and that he just wanted to go home to his family. –Briankolfage.com

Brian spent 11 months at Walter Reed medical center, and claims that to this day he is “still the most severely wounded Airman to survive any war.” 

Not going quietly

“If I have to roll into their headquarters and sit there with people in the media, I will,” said Kolfage of his plans to fight Facebook’s decision. “I will be there exposing everything they’ve done to me and my family and our employees. We’re going to take legal action if we don’t get our pages back. It’s just going to turn into a sloppy mess for them. I think they’ve underestimated what they’re dealing with, attacking me, attacking conservatives in general, right before the elections. Never once did Facebook come to us to say there was any issue with RWN or our other pages. Never. But they sure loved taking our money.” 

Source: ZeroHedge

Facebook Sued By PTSD-Stricken Moderator For Non-stop Exposure To “Rape, Torture, Bestiality, Beheadings, Suicide And Murder”

A Northern California woman hired to review flagged Facebook content has sued the social media giant after she was “exposed to highly toxic, unsafe, and injurious content during her employment as a content moderator at Facebook,” which she says gave her post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Selena Scola moderated content for Facebook as an employee of contractor Pro Unlimited, Inc. between June 2017 and March of this year, according to her complaint. 

“Every day, Facebook users post millions of videos, images, and livestreamed broadcasts of child sexual abuse, rape, torture, bestiality, beheadings, suicide, and murder,” the lawsuit reads. “To maintain a sanitized platform, maximize its already vast profits, and cultivate its public image, Facebook relies on people like Ms. Scola – known as “content moderators” – to view those posts and remove any that violate the corporation’s terms of use.

“You’d go into work at 9am every morning, turn on your computer and watch someone have their head cut off. Every day, every minute, that’s what you see. Heads being cut off,” one content moderator recently told the Guardian.

According to the lawsuit, Facebook content moderators are asked to review over 10 million potentially rule-breaking posts per weekwith an error rate of less than one percent – and a mission to review all user-reported content within 24 hours. Making the job even more difficult is Facebook Live, a feature that allows users to broadcast video streams on their Facebook pages. 

The Facebook Live feature in particular “provides a platform for users to live stream murder, beheadings, torture, and even their own suicides, including the following:” 

In late April a father killed his 11-month-old daughter and live streamed it before hanging himself. Six days later, Naika Venant, a 14-year-old who lived in a foster home, tied a scarf to a shower’s glass door frame and hung herself. She streamed the whole suicide in real time on Facebook Live. Then in early May, a Georgia teenager took pills and placed a bag over her head in a suicide attempt. She live streamed the attempt on Facebook and survived only because viewers watching the event unfold called police, allowing them to arrive before she died.

As a result of having to review said content, Scola says she “developed and suffers from significant psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)” – however she does not detail the specific imagery she was exposed to for fear of Facebook enforcing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) she signed. 

Scola is currently the only named plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit, however the lawsuit says that the potential class could include “thousands” of current and former moderators in California. 

As Motherboard reports, moderators have to view a constant flood of information and use their judgement on how to best censor content per Facebook’s “constantly-changing rules.” 

Moderating content is a difficult job—multiple documentaries, longform investigations, and law articles have noted that moderators work long hours, are exposed to disturbing and graphic content, and have the tough task of determining whether a specific piece of content violates Facebook’s sometimes byzantine and constantly-changing rules. Facebook prides itself on accuracy, and with more than 2 billion users, Facebook’s work force of moderators are asked to review millions of possibly infringing posts every day. –Motherboard

“An outsider might not totally comprehend, we aren’t just exposed to the graphic videos—you’ll have to watch them closely, often repeatedly, for specific policy signifiers,” one moderation source told Motherboard. “Someone could be being graphically beaten in a video, and you could have to watch it a dozen times, sometimes with others present, while you decide whether the victim’s actions would count as self-defense or not, or whether the aggressor is the same person who posted the video.” 

The lawsuit also alleges that “Facebook does not provide its content moderators with sufficient training or implement the safety standards it helped develop … Ms. Scola’s PTSD symptoms may be triggered when she touches a computer mouse, enters a cold building, watches violence on television, hears loud noises, or is startled. Her symptoms are also triggered when she recalls or describes graphic imagery she was exposed to as a content moderator.”

Facebook told Motherboard that they are “currently reviewing the claim.”

We recognize that this work can often be difficult. That is why we take the support of our content moderators incredibly seriously, starting with their training, the benefits they receive, and ensuring that every person reviewing Facebook content is offered psychological support and wellness resources,” the spokesperson said. “Facebook employees receive these in house and we also require companies that we partner with for content review to provide resources and psychological support, including onsite counseling—available at the location where the plaintiff worked—and other wellness resources like relaxation areas at many of our larger facilities.”

“This job is not for everyone, candidly, and we recognize that,” Brian Doegan, Facebook’s director of global training, community operations, told Motherboard in June. He said that new hires are gradually exposed to graphic content to “so we don’t just radically expose you, but rather we do have a conversation about what it is, and what we’re going to be seeing.” 

Doegan said that there are rooms in each office that are designed to help employees de-stress. –Motherboard

“What I admire is that at any point in this role, you have access to counselors, you have access to having conversations with other people,” he said. “There’s actual physical environments where you can go into, if you want to just kind of chillax, or if you want to go play a game, or if you just want to walk away, you know, be by yourself, that support system is pretty robust, and that is consistent across the board.”

Read the lawsuit below: 

Source: ZeroHedge

Facebook Wants To Spy On You Via Hidden Inaudible TV Ad Messages

Social media giant Facebook continues to ramp up the creepy factor. According to a recently filed patent, Facebook wants to spy on you by hiding inaudible messages in TV ads.

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Facebook has filed a patent for a system that hides audio clips in TV commercials. These sounds would be so high-pitched that they are inaudible to human beings. They would then trigger your phone to record all the background noises in your home. The patent application is called “broadcast content view analysis based on ambient audio recording.”

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According to The Daily Mail, these secret messages would force your phone to record the audio of the private conversations you have without you even knowing. According to a patent application by the social media platform, clips taken of your background conversations and your movements across a room would help advertisers determine whether or not you are watching their promotions.

According to the patent, originally discovered by Metro, the system would use “a non-human hearable digital sound” to activate your phone’s microphone. This noise, which could be a sound so high-pitched that humans cannot hear it, would contain a “machine recognizable” set of Morse code-style beeps. Once your phone “hears” or recognizes the trigger, it would begin to record the “ambient noise” in the home, such as the sound of your air conditioning unit, plumbing noises from your pipes, and even your movements from one room to another. Your phone would even listen in on “distant human speech” and “creaks from thermal contraction”, according to the patent.

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Facebook is currently working on the controversial software too, said a patent application published on June 14 this year. If you’re like the rest of us, you might think this sounds like an Orwellian nightmare technology which will let Big Zucker intrude upon the lives of millions of unsuspecting people in unprecedentedly terrifying ways.

The tech is going to be used to monitor what people watch on their “broadcasting device” so that the adverts they are shown on Facebook are likely to appeal to them. This would also allow companies to get an accurate sense of the size of the audience which has viewed their promotion. That’s what Facebook says in its patent, however, there is absolutely no mention of spying on our private lives, invading our privacy, recording our intimate conversations, and forcing advertising into the heart of our homes whatsoever.

Source: ZeroHedge | Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

 

Visualizing The Multi-Billion Dollar Industry That Lives Off Your Data

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In the ocean ecosystem, plankton is the raw material that fuels an entire food chain. These tiny organisms on their own aren’t that remarkable, but en masse, they have a huge impact on the world.

Here on dry land, Visual Capitalist’s Nick Routley notes that the massive volume of content and meta data we produce fuels a marketing research industry that is worth nearly $50 billion.

Every instant message, page click, and step you take now produces a data point that can be used to build a detailed profile of who you are.

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EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE, EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE

The coarse-grained demographics and contact information of yesteryear seems quaint compared to today’s sophisticated data collection battleground. In the past, marketers would make judgement calls on your likely income and family structure based on where you lived, and you’d receive “targeted” mail and calls from telemarketers. Loyalty programs and the emergence of web analytics pushed things a little further.

Today, the steady march of technological advancement has created a vast data collection empire that measures every aspect of your digital life and, increasingly, your offline life as well. Facebook alone uses nearly one hundred data points to target ads to you – everything from your marital status to whether you’ve been on vacation lately or not. Telecoms have access to extremely detailed information on your location. Apple has biometric data.

Also watching your every move are web trackers. “Cookie-syncing” is one of the sneaky ways advertisers can follow you around the internet. Basically, cookie-syncing allows third parties to share browsing information at such a large scale that even the NSA “piggybacks” off them for surveillance purposes.

The recent sales growth of smart speakers will only increase the breadth of data companies collect and analyze. Amazon and Google have both filed patents for technology that would essentially allow them to mine audio recordings for keywords. Advertisers could potentially target you with diapers before your family and friends even know you’re expecting a baby.

FOLLOWING THE ONES AND ZEROS

While web trackers and companies like Apple and Google are collecting a lot of personal and behavioral data, it’s the whales of the data ecosystem – data brokers – who are creating increasingly detailed profiles on almost everyone.

Data brokers trade on the privacy of consumers and operate in the shadows.

– Senator Al Franken (D-Minn)

The goal of data brokers, such as Experian or Acxiom, is to siphon up as much personal data as possible and apply it to profiles. This data comes from a wide variety of sources. Your purchases, financial history, internet activity, and even psycho graphic attributes are mixed with information from public records to create a robust dossier. Digital profiles are then sorted into one of thousands of categories to help optimize advertising efforts.

FEAR THE SHADOW PROFILE?

According to Pew Research, 91% of Americans “agree” or “strongly agree” that people have lost control over how personal information is collected and used.

Though optimizing click throughs is a big business, companies are increasingly moving beyond advertising to extract value from their growing data pipeline. Amalgamated data is increasingly being viewed as a clever way to assess risk in the decision-making process (e.g. hiring, insurance, loan or housing applications), and the stakes for consumers are going up in the process.

For example, a man may feel comfortable sharing their HIV status on Grindr (for practical reasons), but may not want that information going to a third party. (Unfortunately, that really happened.)

In 2015, Facebook filed a patent for a service that would help insurance companies vet people based on the credit ratings of their social network.

THE MORE YOU KNOW

Below the surface of our screens, our digital profiles continue to take shape.

Measures like adjusting website privacy controls and clearing cookies are a good start, but that’s only a fraction of the data companies are collecting. Not only do data brokers make it hard to officially opt out, their partnerships with corporations and advanced data collection methods cast such a wide net, that it’s almost impossible to exclude individual people.

Data brokers have operated with very little scrutiny or oversight, but that may be changing. Under intense public and governmental pressure, Facebook recently cut ties with data brokers. For a company that has bullishly pursued monetization of user data at every turn, the move is a sign that the public sentiment is changing.

Source: ZeroHedge

Facebook Blames Old “Bug” Feature For Harvesting Deleted User Videos

As if Facebook didn’t already collect enough information on its users, the company on Tuesday admitted it accidentally retained videos that had been deleted by its users, claiming that a glitch was responsible for storing the clips, according to New York.

The company apologized for the issue, and promised it would permanently delete all of the videos that were recorded by users, but never shared.

Users that have requested their data from Facebook have discovered that the company stored texts, messages, phone logs and other personal data for years.

If you granted permission to read contacts during Facebook’s installation on Android a few versions ago—specifically before Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)—that permission also granted Facebook access to call and message logs by default. The permission structure was changed in the Android API in version 16. But Android applications could bypass this change if they were written to earlier versions of the API, so Facebook API could continue to gain access to call and SMS data by specifying an earlier Android SDK version. Google deprecated version 4.0 of the Android API in October 2017—the point at which the latest call metadata in Facebook users’ data was found. Apple iOS has never allowed silent access to call data. –Ars Technica

Select All broke the story about Facebook keeping the deleted videos last week.

In a statement to Select All, Facebook said it investigated the report and discovered a bug that the company failed to delete.

We investigated a report that some people were seeing their old draft videos when they accessed their information from our Download Your Information tool. We discovered a bug that prevented draft videos from being deleted. We are deleting them and apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate New York Magazine for bringing the issue to our attention.

Many users who accessed the Download Your Information tool found the videos, accompanied by hundreds of megabytes of other embarrassing data, much to their chagrin.

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Of course we should take Facebook at its word that this was an honest mistake and that Zuckerberg himself will see to it that the offended videos are immediately deleted, and permanently this time.

But it’s more likely that these data were just caught up in the net as Facebook tried to collect as much personal information from its users as possible.

We imagine Zuckerberg will be asked about this practice when he appears before Congress later this month.

Source: ZeroHedge