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    Mark Zuckerberg: Lockdown Protests Are ‘Misinformation,’ Facebook Will Ban Organizers

    Mark Zuckerberg: Lockdown Protests Are ‘Misinformation,’ Facebook Will Ban Organizers

    Mark ZuckerbergAndrew Harnik/AP
    ALLUM BOKHARI 20 Apr 2020

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that posts and pages attempting to organize protests against stay-at-home orders will be banned as “misinformation.”

    The Facebook CEO confirmed that the posts would be banned to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on a segment of Good Morning America.

    Stephanopoulos asked Zuckerberg how the company deals “with the fact that Facebook is now being used to organize a lot of these protests to defy social distancing guidelines in states. If somebody trying to organize something like that, does that qualify as harmful misinformation?”

    “We do classify that as harmful misinformation and we take that down,” confirmed Zuckerberg, while at the same time saying that it’s important “that people can debate policies.”

    A Facebook spokesman confirmed to CNN that planned protests in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska were having their pages removed from Facebook at the request of state authorities.

    Anti-quarantine protests being organized through Facebook in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska, are being removed from the platform on the instruction of governments in those three states because it violates stay-at-home orders, Facebook spokesperson @andymstone tells @donie.

    This comes after President Trump gave his support to protesters in several states who are demonstrating against their governors’ stay-at-home orders, including a 3,000-strong protest in Lansing, Michigan. Michigan protesters have used Facebook to organize.

    On Twitter, the President called on protesters to “liberate” the states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia, also calling on Virginian citizens to “save your great 2nd amendment. It is under siege!”

    At Friday’s White House coronavirus press conference, Trump lent more support to the protesters.

    “These are people expressing their views,” said the president. “They seem to be very responsible people to me, but they’ve been treated a little bit rough.”
    But people packed on subways and jammed into buses are A-Okay, right Zuck?

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    Zuckerberg has bitten off more than is humanly chewable. Mostly the howlers expect him to help shut down conservatives, which here he seems to be doing. He'll have to nibble some liberal toes, too, to maintain a shred of credibility.

    I was amused earlier this morning to see a Facebook post by an old friend scored as misinformation. It was a sentimental piece:



    But it turns out to have been written in 2020, not 1869. As if this hadn't been obvious: no mid-19th century poem would have dispensed with punctuation.

    Just for chuckles, I hope Zuckerberg undertakes to verify all the internet memes featuring alleged quotes by Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain.

    • “Weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions, weakness is pointing your finger at someone else in a time of crisis." — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, illustrating weakness by blaming Trump.
    • "We hold these truths to be self evident. All men and women created by the, you know, you know, the thing." —Joe Biden, explaining the Creator.
    • "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money. It's there." —Elizabeth Warren, explaining socialism.
    • “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.... We really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.” —Saikat Chakrabarti, then AOC's Chief of Staff.
    • "We have to stop demonizing people and realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right, and we have to start doing something about them." —CNN's Don Lemon, showing how to stop demonizing people.

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    No one with even a passing familiarity with 19th-century poetry would have been fooled. The word choice, meter, lack of a rhyme scheme... ye gods and little fish hooks, how gullible can people be???
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    Also timeless, which applies to a lot of the people running big tech companies (and not a few politicians):

    There are three things that make the earth tremble—no, four it cannot endure:
    a slave who becomes a king,
    an overbearing fool who prospers, ...

    From Proverbs 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    No one with even a passing familiarity with 19th-century poetry would have been fooled. The word choice, meter, lack of a rhyme scheme... ye gods and little fish hooks, how gullible can people be???
    Pretty gullible if their only brush with early 20th century poetry involved every English teacher pointedly not teaching any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Pretty gullible if their only brush with early 20th century poetry involved every English teacher pointedly not teaching any.
    Wouldn't know. My 9th-grade English teacher required every student to memorize and recite for the class 14 lines of poetry weekly. She didn't care if it was 2 limericks and 2 couplets or a Shakespeare sonnet or 14 lines from the latest release by the Monkees. Everybody memorized; everybody (including those of us with phobias of public speaking) recited. I credit her, not with my interest in poetry, which was already well-developed by then, but with setting me on the road to conquering that phobia, without which, I would likely not be in my current profession.

    I can still recite Polonius' Advice to Laertes, Invictus, much of Dulce et Decorum Est, and all or parts of about 150 other poems written between the 15th century and 1967.

    In light of the other thread, about the teacher who publicly wished death on disobedient teens, Polonius must have inspired my mothers' admonition:

    Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act.
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    Theory: Zuckerberg is trying to mind control people...………………….

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