banned…maybe

Facebook is banning all pages, groups, and accounts associated with QAnon, the company announced on Tuesday, in the most significant action taken against the mass delusion that has seeped into the highest level of American politics.

Facebook Has Banned QAnon

This is great, but Facebook’s enforcement of existing rules and bans leaves a lot to be desired so we’ll see how this actually plays out in reality.

cakes that aren’t

Over the weekend, a fear gripped social media. People regarded each other with suspicion, a single question nagging the backs of their minds as they engaged with anything or anyone: Is that a cake? Are you cake? Am I? 

https://www.eater.com/2020/7/14/21324081/cake-that-doesnt-look-like-cake-meme-explained

This one completely passed me by, tbh. Maybe because I’m not on Instagram anymore? Maybe because I’m old and busy?

not at all surprising

A 100-page civil rights audit published Wednesday morning lays bare Facebook’s failings, and the auditors conclude that Facebook’s failure “to grasp the urgency” of the situation will have “direct and consequential implications“ on the U.S. presidential elections in November.

Facebook Just Failed Its First Ever Civil Rights Audit

Apparently civil rights isn’t a money-making game for Facebook.