On Twitter the hashtag #DeleteFacebook is trending as a response to their not deleting a fake video featuring U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The responsible thing would be to delete it and offer an editorial retraction as a way of discouraging future events from happening. Lots of fake news and click bait are ruining it for everyone. Algorithms the site uses often don’t make sense in how it displays information on your feed.
Personally deleting Facebook wouldn’t be so easy. As a social network organically Facebook is still a good platform for person to person contacts. A lot of people I know use it and its a good way to keep up with what is happening in their lives. I also have connections with others who are like minded who are sharing what is on their hearts and minds about the state of the world we live in.
Being mindful and using careful judgement would make Facebook a better place. Using tools available to customize your experience and what information you see would be a best practice. I also think keeping the dark details of ones personal life off the platform would be best. The less someone knows the better it can be for you.
Ultimately Facebook does need more checks and balances. It needs to be policed and to create a safe place for everyone. Regulation would be appropriate in order to get it under control. No doubt it needs radical change not only in what you see but those behind the scenes who run the company. The network can be saved but it probably needs to have some sort of digital “chemotherapy” to make it well again.
In the debate of pro-choice or pro-life I would like to introduce the notion of pro-woman. Ultimately as the person who would be the one to carry a fetus and give birth to a child you cannot compel or mandate that in all situations they should take it to full term. It is their body, their choice. Not mine, not any other person. Life is one of those things that is multi-dimensional and you can’t easily put it in a box. Women or girls who are pregnant against their will via rape or other means should never be forced to give birth.
Women are not mere hosts, to call them that is insulting. They are human beings who shouldn’t even have to fight for full autonomy over their bodies because they aren’t slaves. Sure there are lots of things to discuss and think about in this serious issue but keeping it simple to be mindful that women have a minds of their own and should have the freedom to use them to make choices that are best for them.
If one is pro-life perhaps they should think about the life of the one who is living and existing outside the womb. The life of the innocent isn’t always about a fetus. Just saying.
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Welcome to Friday good people. It’s my favorite day of the week for reasons. This weekend its my time to see “The Avengers: Endgame” and I am looking forward to it among other things. Let’s have a great day and power through to Saturday and Sunday. Love and peace to you all!