Facebook: Interesting Real News Filtering

September 29, 2018

Here in Harrod’s Creek, it is difficult to determine what is accurate and what is not. For example, allegedly a university president fiddled his pay. Then we had rumors of a novel way to recruit basketball players. News about these events were filtered because, hey, basketball is a big deal along with interesting real estate deals in River City.

We read “Facebook Users Unable to Post Story about Huge Facebook Hack on Facebook.” A real news outfit in London noticed that stories about Facebook’s most recent security lapse were not appearing on Facebook.

Another real news outfit reported that some Facebook users saw this message:

“Action Blocked: Our security systems have detected that a lot of people are posting the same content, which could mean that it’s spam. Please try a different post.”

Facebook fans suggested that Facebook was not blocking a story which might put Facebook in a bad light.

Here in rural Kentucky we know that no Silicon Valley company would filter news about its own security problems.

Facebook is a fine outfit. Obviously the news about the security lapse was fake; otherwise, why would the information be blocked?

Just a misunderstanding which the 50 million plus people affected are certain to understand. What’s the big deal with regaining access to one’s account?

The Facebook service is free and just wonderful. Really wonderful.

Stephen E Arnold, September 29, 2018


One Response to “Facebook: Interesting Real News Filtering”

  1. Chris Kitze on October 28th, 2018 2:23 am

    Great post, Steve. Wicked Facebook is nearing the end. They blocked a post on FB about organ harvesting of Falun Gong in China. I hope you and Erik are well.

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