Why I deactivated my Fb web page

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


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

I at all times 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 anyway 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 folks with some form of faux supply for crypto foreign money (after all 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 time and again and nothing would occur. Different folks – 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 beneath my work routinely, inside a second of its posting. That’s how you already know there’s a software program program doing this. Which implies they’re doing a whole lot of it, which suggests the platform ought to have the ability to shut it down, en masse, by way of no matter API this bot farm has entry by. However they received’t. As a result of it’s both benefiting them in a roundabout way or they don’t give a shit.

Take into consideration how straightforward it could 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 might write that program in sooner or later and cease all of those frauds and honeypots chilly.

This strategy of report-n-block has been repeated by me (and others visiting my web page) dozens and dozens of instances. 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 fact 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. And so they 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 at this time’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 folks have engaged with this remark from my web page and others over time. I couldn’t inform you what number of {dollars} have been wired to or stolen by no matter dirtbag individual 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 might have and will 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 determination for me as a result of I’m not a Fb consumer anyway. The whole lot I’ve posted there has gone by 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 every time Meta makes an API change. My buddies 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) folks 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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