If you have been on Facebook recently, chances are you have noticed several media platforms that have gone silent. CopBlock, Free thought project, The anti-media are just a few to have been taken down by the infamous Facebook company.
Although surprising, we honestly can’t be shocked by this move. With a history of privacy issues, constitutional violations, and censorship concerns, Facebook steps the bar up once again. The first move made by the company was the option to report “fake news.” While this may seem harmless, it gave Facebook the ability to remove any platform that went against its own political agendas; naturally, we see police accountability and independent platforms removed.
For the platforms that still remain, this should be revered as a serious concern. After all, the pages taken down had millions of followers, where most of us don’t. It is no longer a question of “if” Facebook will take us down, but when?
Because of this concern, “WoC” has already began making plans. Being that we often shared postings from the now removed platforms, we know that being under the radar is impossible. We have simply covered to many controversial areas. Rather it be police brutality, CPS, corrupt courts, and even went toe-to-toe with a very questionable 501c3, it is likely that we will be removed soon.
But what of Facebook? What will happen to it enlight of these actions? Already people have began leaving the site. Independent Social Medias have began to boom because of Facebook. The flaw with Facebook is ot relies on advertising to make money. Basically, they sell your information, use your information on your profile, to direct ads to you. Well, less people means less ads and equals to less money.
What Facebook has failed to realize is if everybody suddenly left their site, the company would literally go bankrupt. In a huge way, the masses have more control than what Zuckerberg is willing to admit.