Facebook Fails To Stop Groups From Committing Genocide…. Again…. Time To #DeleteFacebook

Facebook, Meta, or whatever they’re called these days has hit a new low. It now seems that the company is yet again all but helping groups to commit genocide by doing nothing to stop groups from inciting ethnic massacres in Ethiopia’s escalating war:

Analysis by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and the Observer found Facebook is still letting users post content inciting violence through hate and misinformation. This is despite being aware it helps directly fuel tensions, prompting claims of inaction and indifference against the social media giant. The investigation tracked down relatives who have linked Facebook posts to the killings of loved ones. One senior member of Ethiopia’s media accused the firm of “standing by and watching the country fall apart.” The accusations arrive amid intensifying focus on Facebook’s content moderation decisions, with it previously being accused of playing a role in the ethnic persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar.

If this isn’t a reason to #DeleteFacebook, I don’t know what is. The fact is that this shows that Facebook puts profit above all else and clearly doesn’t care if their platform is used to kill people. And the fact that this is the second time that this has come to light (with Myanmar being the first) is highly problematic. At this point this company seriously needs to be put out of business as clearly they have no positive value to society.

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