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[liberationtech] Boston event: How nonprofits can use Facebook to broadcast their impact??? (Feb 27th)

F LM flucom.02 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 10:07:02 PST 2017


Sorry, I just forgot the most important point— blaming Facebook for this seems, to me, no different than blaming the manufacturer of the computer used to broadcast the crime...

FL

> On 25-01-2017, at 15:04, F LM <flucom.02 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> As much as I value privacy and I hate Facebook, I think your message contains critical fallacies on so many levels...
> 
> First, I'm not sure Mark Zuckerberg is a sociopath — and certainly I don't have any evidence to claim so.
> 
> Second, couldn't it be possible that the group simply was not reported (small group) and therefore not noticed until the transmission ended? We are just making assumptions here.
> 
> Third, are you suggesting Facebook should be permanently blocked?
> 
> FL
> 
>> On 25-01-2017, at 12:39, Rich Kulawiec <rsk at gsp.org> wrote:
>> 
>> [ Yes, I know I'm following up my own message.  There's a reason. ]
>> 
>> Here's what Facebook Live did this week:
>> 
>>   Facebook Live 'broadcasts gang rape' of woman in Sweden
>>   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38717186
>> 
>>     Police in Uppsala were contacted in the morning by a woman who
>>   said she had seen a gang rape broadcast in a closed group on
>>   the site.  "You have been raped," one of the men said at the
>>   end of the video and then laughed, according to the viewer.
>>   Police later confirmed they, and "many" others, had seen the
>>   footage.  The Facebook group is said to have several thousand
>>   members.  Police confirmed that they had found three men, aged
>>   between 19 and 25, and one woman at a local apartment.  The
>>   men were arrested on the spot.
>> 
>> Read the whole article, all the way to the end.  It shouldn't be
>> surprising to anyone who's been paying attention: of *course*
>> a company founded by a sociopath repeatedly exhibits sociopathic
>> behavior: it's profitable.  Why would one expect anything else?
>> 
>> Now explain to me why you think it's a good idea to do anything
>> other than firewall their network ranges permanently.
>> 
>> ---rsk
>> 
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>> closely, the inner soul of the people.  On some great and glorious day the
>> plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the
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>> 
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