People insinuating that Facebook should somehow be a guaranteed provider of critical emergency information for governments around the world have ditched all reasonable expectations of what a single private social media website is about. Facebook is not the Web, boomers. You sound like people who think the Internet Explorer icon is literally The Internet™.
@benis "Facebook has many users" is not an argument for forcing them to do anything for any government. It's a private website, and nobody is forced to use it.
@benis Last I checked you didn't need Facebook to survive or get the news. It's not even a weak argument, but simply invalid.
@benis Yup, I can do that. And those companies are not required to give me service for free either.
@benis @raucao I recently read an interesting essay that touches on this subject.
No, that's completely the wrong 'solution'.
Governments should never rely and probably not even use these private platforms. If they do, then only to point to their own <site>.<gov>/<page> URL.
Likewise the banning of DJT from Twitter really was a non-event.
"Wheeehhh, Freedom of Speech at stake". There is a fucking room in the WhiteHouse where daily (?) press briefings are being held. And there's ofc whitehouse.gov.
Trusted 3rd parties are security holes.
What is the (cor)relation of human networks, FB and governments communication with its citizens according to you?
My central point is/was that FB should never be a prominent, let alone a critical part of the governments (communication) network.
As soon as you do, the/your gov makes itself a subject of a commercial enterprise.
And they (FB/YT/TW/etc) NEVER have your or your gov's interest at heart, only their own.
When govs communicates to their citizens through FB, they strengthen that network effect.
If everyone actually does #deletefacebook, FB is worth nothing. Remember MySpace? The same can (and should) happen to FB.
If everyone leaves WA for (f.e.) Signal, WA is worth nothing.
My point is:
DON'T EVER DO THAT.
(posting *links* on those platforms to a gov website with the info is ok I guess)
Whether is FB or Gab or YT or Twitter or whatever, is irrelevant. They all should be disqualified
"Facebook is not the Web, boomers. You sound like people who think the Internet Explorer icon is literally The Internet™"
@raucao I'm personally in favor of ISP injecting such critcal broadcasts into our networks. I'd also like to keep the standard cell phone notifications and radio and TV broadcasts for such stuff.
Unfortunately, many younger than boomers have similar misconceptions about the Net and think Google et al are the Internet.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!