Why I deactivated my Fb web page

The under remark, which comes from somebody impersonating my public-facing verified web page, seems under each single publish I put up at Fb:


I child you not, this has been occurring for not less than three full years, perhaps longer.

I all the time reported the account, reported the remark and blocked the consumer who positioned it – and the faux web page they’d created – however my submission of those stories would go completely nowhere. Into skinny air. No response from Fb. No try and cease extra of them from sprouting up. No effort in any respect and no motion. So the very subsequent publish I’d put up, one hour later or one week later, an an identical remark from an an identical impersonator would seem. Additionally scamming individuals with some type of faux supply for crypto foreign money (in fact it’s crypto. Not everybody who’s concerned in crypto is a thief, however each thief is concerned in crypto).

You would set your watch by it – publish, publish, publish, faux remark, faux remark, faux remark, block, block, block. I’d block the consumer and report the remark repeatedly and nothing would occur. Different individuals – followers, followers, my coworkers – would report and block them too. For nothing. It by no means stopped, up til and together with my final publish.

And what’s loopy is that these feedback seem under my work robotically, inside a second of its posting. That’s how there’s a software program program doing this. Which suggests they’re doing plenty of it, which implies the platform ought to have the ability to shut it down, en masse, through no matter API this bot farm has entry by way of. However they received’t. As a result of it’s both benefiting them not directly or they don’t give a shit.

Take into consideration how simple it might be to black label all feedback with “BTC” in them and let the authors and verified creators approve the wrongly gatekept ones whereas auto-deleting the scams. They may write that program in in the future and cease all of those frauds and honeypots chilly.

This means of report-n-block has been repeated by me (and others visiting my web page) dozens and dozens of occasions. To no avail. As a result of Fb’s engagement stats are themselves a rip-off and their “security” initiatives are a smoke display screen.

The truth is that Meta stories the exercise of bots and pretend accounts as if they’re energetic customers to glamour their advertisers and juice the numbers for Wall Road. They usually discuss security simply to close their European critics the f*** up to allow them to proceed to rake in advert {dollars} and function as they please. The Mark Zuckerbot cares much less about security than you care about right now’s cricket scores for the Indian Premier League.

And It’s okay, I’m not mad about it, I simply don’t wish to take part anymore. So I deactivated my public-facing Fb web page and I can’t return till I’ve motive to imagine that creators and their followers are being protected.

I do not know what number of silly individuals have engaged with this remark from my web page and others over time. I couldn’t let you know what number of {dollars} have been wired to or stolen by no matter dirtbag particular person or entity is behind it. I can’t even guess at a quantity. But when it’s even one greenback, it’s one too many. Fb may have and may have disabled scams like these years in the past. For some motive, they haven’t.

So I’m out. I can’t stand by and contribute to this anymore.

And, to be sincere, it’s a simple choice for me as a result of I’m not a Fb consumer anyway. All the pieces I’ve posted there has gone by way of Buffer, our social media supervisor. The one motive to ever go to precise Fb.com is to attempt to block crypto scams from my feedback or reconnect the Buffer account each time Meta makes an API change. My pals don’t publish there. I don’t publish there. I don’t care about something that goes on there. I actually don’t depend on it for information. I don’t wish to join with (or take into consideration) individuals from the previous. I’m not nostalgic for any of it. And I hate wishing random acquaintances a contented birthday. So what on earth would I be doing there?

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