The Threat Of Facebook Is Real

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Why might Facebook just be the greatest threat?

In 2016 things started getting really wild so to speak on a lot of online portals, namely Facebook, the biggest culprit. With more than 4 billion users the potential to spread not only information and access huge masses of people, but spreading mis-information is very real and dangerous.

It became very much the norm. With even presidential campaigns setting up centers overseas loaded with fast typing young cyber techs bombarding the platform with false theories, hyperbole and lots of lies. Q-Anon, expeditiously barfed all over Facebook pages and streams spreading mass amounts of falsehoods in hopes of lesser educated people who read little and talk a lot to join in on the parade. It also had a heavy hand in rallying thousands of illiterate, mostly uneducated and heavily entitled folk to storm the capital on January 6th. (Check out our previous post on Rounding Up The Terrorists of January 6th) – Also in 2016, the Russian Government used the international research agency of St. Petersburg to establish fake accounts on both sides of the isle exploiting Facebook with an end goal of creating pandemonium on the web. It worked.

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Since then Facebook alleges it has put in security systems and regulations to differentiate between what is real and what is false information. However with little math skills needed it’s not hard to ascertain that more than 4 billion user accounts would be absolutely impossible to manage.

Mark Zuckerberg has been defending he and his platform ever since expressing in his ever so meekish way that Facebook indeed is leveling up it’s patrols. The proof remains unseen.


Much like the hype and fake news that littered Facebook by the millions the same trollish behavior began to unravel regarding Covid-19. A world health crisis needs to be handled with diligence and care for, well, the world. However with so much false information being disseminated over the platform it became hard to decipher between fact and fiction. There is also of course the notion of Science. Either you believe in it or you don’t.

Those who rely on actual evidence based data to get their facts generally do not turn to social media platforms for information on a world health crisis. We recommend the CDC, i.e. the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention and the WHO, i.e., the World Health Organization. You will find far more reliable information regarding diseases, ailments, world health crises and how to handle them.

I personally am not one to turn to Facebook for health advice and while I’m faint of heart at ever giving medical advice I’d rather just say I advise you to check in with your doctor or a healthcare professional for real advice that is best suited to your very specific health concern or start with the aforementioned sites. They are reputable and they source their information based on data and statistics, not hearsay.

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Facebook is mighty. Mightier than one can imagine with the potential of spreading information like wildfire. Once it’s out there to the masses reeling it back in is impossible. More likely is the possibility of things going viral when we’re taking more than half of the world’s population.

Facebook single handedly aided the conspiracy documentary Plandemic to go viral.

It’s this threat that unnerves us because there are far too many uneducated low income people who do not read and do not source their information from reputable spaces and sites with actual integrity, but rather troll the Facebook feed and click on the most clickable clickbait out there.

While the documentary was ultimate removed it took Facebook a week and it garnered millions of views. And for those who easily fall for grave falsehoods the removal of the documentary sparked even more interest.

Now don’t get us wrong, Facebook is not the only place to find fake news and be mis-lead their are other outlets as well.

We just would ask that you read more, learn more, grow more and rely on data more and lean a little more into science and shy away from hyperbole.

In the end, what you decide to do and believe is completely up to you.

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Sue Dhillon is an Indian American writer, journalist, and trainer.

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