'Nightmare situation for Facebook': What the Trump ruling means 1

‘Nightmare situation for Facebook’: What the Trump ruling means

 

CNN's Donie O'Sullivan says that the Facebook Advisory Board's decision that Facebook can keep blocking former President Donald Trump from using its platform creates a nightmare situation for the social media giant.
The landmark move affirms the company's decision to suspend Trump in January after the US Capitol riots. However, the board said Facebook must review the decision within six months.
"Within six months of this decision, Facebook must reexamine the arbitrary penalty it imposed on January 7 and decide the appropriate penalty," the board wrote in its decision. "This penalty must be based on the gravity of the violation and the prospect of future harm. It must also be consistent with Facebook's rules for severe violations, which must, in turn, be clear, necessary and proportionate."
The board also criticized Facebook for having made the suspension indefinite. "In applying a vague, standardless penalty and then referring this case to the Board to resolve, Facebook seeks to avoid its responsibilities," the decision said.
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68 comments

    1. Simple , if FB let’s Trump back on , then I’ll shut down my account for sure, I only use it to keep up with my family and friends, but, sometimes you just have to take a stand…

  1. The best thing to do is for all humanity to disconnect from Facebook and the rest of the social media.

    1. It looks like the ethics counsel won’t touch the issue. What good are they if they just kick it back to Facebook?

    2. @My Name i don’t no why people don’t like trump i can’t wait to see him run in 2024

    1. No it’s a problem with technology and having so much power given to a few individuals.

    2. point taken but when the tech is literally engineered psychologically to trigger a dopamine responses in human brains, and literally hook you on that feedback loop,… the tech is manipulating the user.

    3. Yes, it’s a problem with humanity, so one would hope that the wiser folks would organise things to put some of the foolish temptations out of reach. But those ‘wiser’ folks don’t get a look-in. The psychopaths that run the big corporations get to milk the society for riches, and don’t have the empathy to care at all about how much damage they cause.

    4. Never understood the attraction to FB – why do you want to post photos of your meals, who you meet, your dog walks etc. etc. – such massive trivia! Waste of precious time!

    5. It’s not a problem with humanity. It’s problem with company that use technology to addict viewers without a care to humanity.

    1. Well if that happens maybe he can bring back FaceMash, a website Zuckerberg created where people could vote on which randomly selected women were more attractive

  2. I am currently in FB jail for calling someone an odd duck I would be banned for life if I said half of what he said

    1. How ironic Lindsay is complaining about being censored by FascBook while in the same sentence supporting the ban of others. Can’t make this stuff up.

    2. @Justin Gates It’s the EXACT same thing when a private entity is the end all be all of the 1sr Amendment, sheep boy. I can tell this is the first time the Dems have ever been on the other side of this slippery slope. Lol

  3. “The worst are full of passionate intensity, while the best lack all conviction.” W B Yeats ‘The Second Coming’.

    1. I like that quote here is my favorite “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Sir Edmund Burke

  4. I closed my FB account and I never thought I will feel so happy . I should’ve done it long time ago

    1. @Darn Cat I like the enthusiasm, I abhor the dogmatic prediction. Very unbecoming dude

  5. I quickly realized how toxic Facebook and Twitter were pretty early on in life, shut down my accounts or have left them idle and avoided both sites. I think it’s been good for my mental health.

    1. Twitter is full of pink haired sjws who don’t know what bathroom to use but try to tell people how to live. They’re freaking nutcases and are allowed to spew whatever nonsense they believe because you Know..Free Speech.

    2. Nah. You’re just weak.

      I don’t have friends on social media who are not actually friends or family.

      I am not friends with people who live with drama. Social media has been a great tool to stay in touch, view the things that interest me, and learn new things from around the world. If it’s toxic, it’s you.

  6. The nightmare happened on January 6, 2021. The fabricator of that evil dream should be taken out and deconstructed.

  7. I closed my FB account about 10 years ago. If everyone did the same this would never have been an issue to begin with.

    1. I don’t even scroll through my facebook feed and if anyone posts political stuff or junk, I mute them.

    2. @Pol Pot 2024 Do you know Dean? If not, STFU. Guess you don’t think it’s possible that people can actually stay away from it. I know quite a few such people.

  8. Never been on Facebook, never will be. I thought it actually started out as a way of keeping in touch with family and friends, but seems to have gotten out of control in a whole other bunch of bullshit. So glad never got caught up in it.

    1. It’s a vacuum cleaner for souls. It sucks them in, hay-bales them, and sells them on to businesses, and that’s how Zuck is fabulously rich.

    2. Facebook did not start out as a way for you to keep in touch with your family and friends. It started out as a way for Mark Zuck to see which college cuties he could stalk or hit upon. He wanted to see a book of their faces. It has evolved. Now it is away for FB to keep you engaged so they can collect more information about you to sell and make more money from advertisers who want your information. They hide behind a façade of free speech. Facebook could allow still free speech. It does not have to allow you to broadcast that free speech to the whole world. If they went back to “a way of keeping in touch with family and friends” it be a useful platform. The way it is, it is an evil set upon human civilization.

  9. It’s a nightmare situation for this democracy. If things don’t change, we are going to witness the end of this nation as we have known it.

    1. Maybe that’s a good thing? Because it’s clearly not working for most of us, a new path forward could bring content and harmony! Government aside we also deserve a bit of spanking.

    2. We already have. Remember when Walter Cronkite was a news anchor? Remember when you were ACCOUNTABLE and had CONSEQUENCES for bad behavior and lying? Remember when it was in the past that black people were only 3/5ths of a HUMAN BEING? Well, it’s baaaack in TN and other southern states. WE SUCK.

  10. Facebook wouldn’t let me see a news feed without permission to spy, so bye bye Facebook. I’ll never know what I missed out on.

  11. I wish news and social media will stop making him relevant. That’s just what he wants.

  12. I haven’t had Facebook in 6 years best decision about time management and were I get information.

  13. The most important thing that should be taught in every 21st century Classroom is the difference between fact and opinion. We should be learning about the various ways that we get information and the skills to identify credible sources from information that is not dependable. YouTube, Snap Chat, Twitter, etc. are not dependable for fact-finding!

  14. “The media is our only enemy, we channel our own local programming thru a network of stations. The broadcasting shapes our perceived reality and then we accept it.”
    – Snake Plissken

  15. What is really sad is that Facebook/Instagram/Twitter had to resort to removing him from social media platforms because people are either too lazy to educate themselves, willfully ignorant, or actually ignorant and too afraid to admit that they are.

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