After a lot of crap circulating around Facebook in the way of sick, distressing and upsetting images, I have decided to stand-up for what I believe in a have boycotted Facebook for 7 days in a silent protest.
I know its not going to do anything, but it is the principles of it. I’m sick of wading through countless images that shouldn’t even be on there, yet Facebook do nothing to remove them.
My argument is this, Facebook allow 13+ year olds to register, and certainly there is content on there that shouldn’t be viewed by 13-18years, yet still continues to be allowed. Why?
In my view it is because Facebook are too bothered about “Profit” to not allow content, and deliberately hold off as long as possible before removing the offending item(s) just so they can get more profit out of people who create or upload this image(s) or page(s).
Its wrong, and therefore, this is my silent protest.
Just to give you an idea of what I’m talking about, there are page(s) being create with such names as “Wank Bank”, what does this tell you?
The post images which can only be described as mild porn, and whilst I use the term “Mild”, it should not be accessed to minors (<18 years old). I’m no prude, and yes, I’m partial to a little female nudity, but this is ridiculous.
If porn sites where to allow minors to access this content (by way of lack of security checks) they would be shutdown, yet Facebook seem to be able to get away with it until someone reports it.
But even on that score, when people do report it, Facebook have a very, VERY basic way of reporting it, and sometimes the options available may not necessarily be a true reflection as to why you are reporting it in the first place. This, again, leaves it open to Facebook saying it doesn’t infringe any policy they have resulting in the content being allowed.
I know it’s all about profit, but this is stupid the way Facebook can get around moral issues the way they do.
I’m thinking of switching altogether to Twitter, less hassle.
Rant over, because the more I type, the more I get pissed off with it all…