Thursday, June 25, 2020

Pandemic Diary Day 102: I'm All In! Let's 'Stop Hate for Profit!'

Dear Diary,

I'm delighted to see that someone is holding that punk Zuckerberg to account!

Despite pleas from numerous civil rights groups over the years to take hate posts off of his platform, Zuckerberg has remained defiant. Yeah, he pays lip service to the groups, but no substantial changes have been made.

That might change now.

Corporate advertisers are pulling ads from Facebook for the month of July, joining the STOP HATE FOR PROFIT boycott organized by the Anti-Defamation league, the NAACP, Color of Change, and other civil rights groups.

If there's one thing Zucker boy believes in, it's making a profit at the expense of civil discourse. All of his excuses over the year come down to this...
someone has to threaten his profit margin to get his attention.

The list of companies is growing daily. Here's some of the participants; The North Face, Patagonia, Arc'teyx, outdoor retailer REI, Ben & Jerry's, Eileen Fischer, Eddie Bauer, Magnolia Pictures, Upwork, HigherRing, Dashlane and Talkspace.

I personally got off Facebook after the 2016 Election. I was stunned by how much the platform helped the Russians send out disinformation during the president election. Trolls are one thing. Foreign agents trying to subvert our Democracy by using a willing platform like Facebook, is another.

It's been clear to me for years that Zucker boy was more than just guilty of negligent practices. He's been complacent about the spread of misinformation since he launched the platform.

It's time he quit profiting off of hate. I'm hoping corporate America buys into that philosophy and in doing so becomes a champion against racism, disinformation, and pure hate!

                 On the Homefront - Medford Oregon
Therapy Time!

My doggies (Molly with mouth open and Butters) keep me centered with their devotion and love.

It's so amazing how they can bring your heart beat down. What a great super power.

Relaxing and loving on these two good babies is one of many daily activities designed to be therapeutic.

**Ugly in Oregon - A white woman has been charged with menacing (using a Swiss Army knife) and a bias crime (repeated racial slurs) against a black man in a bar.

Police said an argument had broken out over social distancing. Well, it looks like KAREN (slang for white woman afraid of blacks) is getting more menacing all the time. Another sign of the times.

Quote for the Day; "Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet." -Maya Angelou

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