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Ricardo

I followed all the tips listed on this page to try to unblock our domain okcinfo.news at @facebook

Let's see how long it will take to even bother with a reply.

Honestly appealing anything done by automated bad corporations like Twitter or Facebook is a deaf game, there is nobody to deal with a platform that is bigger than most governments.

That's how broken the internet is in 2021

https://themeisle.com/blog/website-blocked-by-facebook/#fix

Ricardo

unDear @facebook

Our website domain okcinfo.news does NOT go against community standards, let me explain why :
We, OKCinfo are a group of survivors of physical and sexual abuses that enfolded between the 70's and 2000's in a cult inspired by tibetan buddhism.

It took us 20 years to grow, leave the OKC cult, reboot our lives from scratch without the help of our parents or anyone and then find the force to go to Justice in 2016.

We created OKCinfo to denounce sexual abuses, we are part of the wider metoo movement out of religions, in this case tibetan buddhism.

By blocking our entire domain and subdomains, you are directly blocking us from communicating with the community we crafted over the last 5 years of juridical procedures.

You are blocking, the civil parties, not the predators, their website is fine on Facebook it seems, you are blocking the victims of a pedocriminal from finding the means, money among other things, to have lawyers to defend our case.

You are actively helping, abetting, a pedocriminal in his censorship of our Justice initiative.

Our website does not talk about sex, does not show nudity, does not show any of the victims actually, to protect their privacy and their identity.

if there is a post, with a word that goes against you rules, indicate the post, we will rephrase it and you will in return NOT block our entire domain.

You are behaving like 1984 nightmare, you are a corporation that use machine learning and automation to censors victims of a criminal.

You are certainly NOT helping us to connect with anyone, you are blocking us from operating normally.

You are working WITH a pedocriminal that was condemned twice by the belgian justice.

That's what you are doing and perhaps, perhaps, you should actually read this message and do something about it.

Indeed, we are opening a new juridical procedure in France, a new trial, to make sure we stop this pedocriminal, and YOU, , you are blocking us from collecting the money we need to pay our lawyers.

That's what you are doing, each and every single day that goes on with our domain blocked.

Stop being evil !

Ricardo

Did a Linktree for https://linktr.ee/okcinfo

Mainly to avoid Facebook domain ban...







Ricardo

Because of the way birdsite algorithm works, no matter how many accounts you have, no matter how you configure them, who you follow, what topic you follow, what hashtags you search and your geolocation : western media content is always going to occupy the same place on your feed, also valid for Facebook, YouTube or Google News, the "news" is vastly dominated by western News content, the US election is a good example since it occupy all the feeds, all the streams everywhere, until its done but then another news bit predominatly western will take its place, its crazy if you compare it with RSS and vast collection of sources that at least covers different countries, continents, you can see that what's news in Spain or in Mali isn't considered newsworthy by big tech platforms and if you take Asia, Russia, Africa, South America for something in these places to reach the western News mainstream, it takes a lot of will and is certainly an ongoing massacre, wars, or something out of the ordinary, most of the time what's becomes Newsworthy in different mainstream western properties is not even 0.1% of what's actually enfolding in these vast areas.

It may well be an empirical impression, bias from my side but I have tried to compare and I can only reach this conclusion : western big tech + media conglomerate not only have a skewed vision of what is newsworthy abroad but they also behave like monopolies, they don't represent the global mainstream, they can't, whatever ends up in their radar is a combination of trends, machine learning and actual news, let's say an election, but these platforms are not designed to represent what's happening in any given geolocation according to objective and measurable newsworthy items.

Even the ones pretending to be Global News organization do not cover the entirety of the news spectrum from a native perspective for a global audience, it's too often, a western perspective on whatever is happening somewhere else.

I think News Media is broken, beyond repair.

Ricardo

People will always have the Right to read and write bullshit, satire, disinformation and plain junk news, that's here to stay, so the only manner for a society to be able to distinguish with discernment the difference between Knowledge, fact based, data driven information and the former is through free Education, free University, free media literacy embedded into everything we learn, as if the ability to discern information was the only guarantee for free and sane democracies.

The future will need citizens able to discern that a false argument, based on polarization and divisiveness with the potential to stir up hatred and racism pronounced by an AI deepfake is just that : a digital weapon designed to disrupt the information field

Meanwhile the US news cycle is being driven by a narcisistic ego maniac predator making decisions that have a global impact and we're supposed to watch this and go along with it from an European point of view.

While our very own copycats are already in action.

They say people prefer the original to fade copies but in the meantime, all across the planet, Trump has emboldened authoritarianism, defiance of the justice system and military response against civilian dissent in a way that will take decades to undo, if ever.

Information is important, its flow shouldn't either be regulated by the State or by for profit private corporations, like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Netflix, information should be free they say but what if, it is drowned under torrents of bullshit junk news within societies that can't discern truths from lies?

What happens next?

Ricardo

If your platform cannot survive with the inflated, manipulated "growth" brought by conspiracy theories, antivax, political or religious radicalisation on demand (think YouTube, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and even more spots like Parler/Gab/Bitchute)

You are part of the problem or at the very least maintaining it for profit.

Ricardo

"Facebook is doing more to safeguard its platform"... Facebook should do more to safeguard democracy instead, but I guess it's too late now. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/07/technology/facebook-political-ads-ban.html

Ricardo

The recipe I'm using to publish as of now :

Updates on my blog can take several forms, a simple link I want to bookmark to read later, a status update with or without a link, a picture, audio, video, event, geo checkin etc.. It could also be a long post format about something specific I'm ranting about or passionately want to share with the world. The point is, I'm trying to create value and data on my blog first and thanks to the wonders of I can push what I create on my blog to different social media platforms : birdy site is still a place, even tho I find myself pushing to more often than I push to Twitter.

By using WithKnown & it's different plug-ins (Twitter, Mastodon, Facebook pages) I can publish on my blog, push copies to silo networks or the fediverse and cherry on top of the cake : get reactions to my posts on silo networks or on the fediverse to be pulled back to my website original post, as if these reactions (Comment, retoot/retweets/shares/favs/likes) were all different kinds of interactions, no matter where they come from on the web.

And of course if you own an compatible website / blog you can use my URL to comment directly on your website and it will stack up like any other reaction chronologically under my original post.

That's the web we should build while these pivot in behavior slowly dephase the silo networks out of our lives and we proclaim the Open Web to be "The Social Network" it should have been in the first place.

Need any help?







Ricardo

What if...

What if a service was able to scan your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok activity and exposure to "the feed" and generate once a week, a nice report about everything you missed in the news?

The service would work by connecting your different accounts to it, monitor your feed for what you are exposed to, including ads, monitor what you share from outside of the platform and compile once a week a nice bubble-free list of links that you could fine tune by topics or category that you are interested to, so that when the report would be generated, you would have actual content that has 90% chance to hit your interests radars and actually inform, break bias, bring factual information able to educate & nurture one's belief systems.

Do you know any sort of implementation of this idea?