Here’s something from a piece on a NBC News article that seems buried to me, but gets right to the heart of how Facebook IS the platform of choice for hate groups to use for organizing attacks (emphasis mine):
“Melissa Ryan, an extremism researcher at Hope Not Hate, an advocacy group that tries to counter racism, said that Facebook needs to recognize when extremists from other parts of the internet are congregating on its social network.
“At this point, given all we know about how extremists organize across platforms, there’s no excuse for Facebook,” Ryan said. “Facebook still sees this as a PR problem and not a human lives problem. They have to be shamed to enforce their own policies. Until they actually see this as a human-centered problem, they’re always going to be reacting instead of working to stop these things from happening.”
The author goes on to suggest ways that Facebook could counter it, if they had the will. I’m not putting any Quatloos down on that ever happening.
Meanwhile, Faceberg returns to his roots. Hawt or Nawt? That’s a hard pass. Imagine what they would do with that info? The mind boggles.