By now most everyone is fully aware that Facebook had a tumultuous time this week over its “anti-semitic” advertising system which allowed those purchasing ads to target individuals who are considered “extremists” by the mainstream.
Facebook had allowed those who were considering buying advertisements to focus on individuals who expressed interest in the topics "Jew hater," "How to burn jews" or "History of 'why jews ruin the world’” as a stereotype on the world's largest social media platform.
Due to the controversy, there has been massive backlash against Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg, who are claiming that the labels were generated through algorithms automatically and not at the fault of human intervention.
After grassroots <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-enabled-advertisers-to-reach-jew-haters">investigative journalism from ProPublica this week,</a> the ability to target “Jew Haters” as a means of profit was discovered.
It's quite ironic that Facebook would itself be using such derogatory phrasing, considering that <a href="https://m.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10103969849282011?pnref=story">the CEO or Facebook Mark Zuckerberg posted a long rant about hate speech</a> earlier this summer on the platform.
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Zuckerberg said that <i>”There is no place for hate speech in our community”</i> while simultaneously profiting from the very terms which he claimed aren't allowed on the platform.
I would say it would be a sense of hilarious irony, except that Facebook would likely have banned or censored an average user for saying exactly what the company did for profit.
Why everyone should be outraged however, is that across even start-up tech platforms there is a vicious attempt from both registrars and internet service providers to cut off or completely shut down websites which promote the Constitutional Right to Free Speech.
Yes even <i>”hate speech”</i> is protected by the Constitution; but we now can see the full hypocrisy of the tech behemoths who censor wrongthink while making money off of it at the same time.
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While Facebook has offered an apology, it's clearly not enough to suffice for their ploy to shut down the Constitution via censoring anyone who pursues an ideological stance outside the marxist ideals Facebook promotes.
So by Facebook’s own suggestion, users should be able to engage in hate speech and then apologize too right? Wrong. If you try it you'll be banned.
People are now demanding to know what Facebook has done with the cash they've made off the debacle?
The total profits of Facebook are enormous, with more than $1 billion per each quarter of the year in advertising revenue alone as well as a whopping 1.2 billion monthly active users on the site.
Very few people realize that Facebook is more than just a social networking site, but it's a political influencer and a shrewdly run corporation, which worth more than $100,000,000,000.00 overall. Yes, that's over one hundred billion dollars.
So if Facebook has been profiting off anti-semitic hate speech, why aren't they giving the money back? Why aren't they donating it to charity? Why is “what's good for thee not good for me” for Facebook?
Facebook is fully funded by the advertising it sells to companies and individuals who wish to target differing sects of people.
It is also what's often referred to as a “honeypot”, which means that they data mine and harvest specific traits and clicks of their users and then stereotype them into various categories depending upon how they surf the site.
The company heavily relies upon continued growth in the number of its users to increase profits, and has become the world's largest monitoring service which <i>learns</i> about the interests of humanity as well as having the ability to reliably target all of those users according to their interests.
Facebook has been responsible for the development of some of the world's most advanced algorithms for profiling its users, but using them to excise antisemitic, extremists and others who would be considered politically incorrect from its social networking platform could slow their profits.
So yes, Facebook is making money off of the very ideas that Mark Zuckerberg has long since claimed is not welcome in the site.
The bottom line is, Facebook is so greedy that they refuse to hand over that cash or donate it to a charity.
Mark Zuckerberg, who many suggest may run for President, is essentially promoting hate speech and anti-semitism. The irony if such is mind boggling to say the least.
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