Brett Vanderbrook was driving for Uber last week when he got a call from an unfamiliar number. He let it go to voicemail and when he listened to it later, he got a shock: It was a recorded message telling him to stop making “negative and derogatory posts about President Trump.”
Pop quiz: Which group is protected by Facebook’s secret censorship algorithm?
Maintaining social media accounts while staying as anonymous as possible isn’t easy—just ask the Director of the FBI—but you can put your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other accounts into a locked-down, private mode to evade detection.
Weird looking shit happens.
Because I run in these circles these days, stuff like this blows up on my Facebook as everyone copies it, but I think the idea is pretty cool. It’s been happening for awhile, as the author of this particular CV of Failures points out.
Just login, and navigate to facebook.com/celebratepride. Share to all the places! (And leave the default status up so your friends know that it exists, because that’s how I found out.) I wish I could put an example picture here, but I’m not quite ready to dox myself.
And here I thought the whole relationship status thing was a little too intrusive....
Facebook is changing its privacy policies at the beginning of the new year. As usual, everyone's wondering if they should be worried about it.. When it comes to Facebook, the answer is usually yes—but not for the reasons most people think.
Facebook, the home to over 50 gender identity options, has taken a bit of a bigoted turn this week by suspending the profiles of drag queens whose accounts are under their stage names. Artists are being forcefully logged out and left messages providing instructions on how to change their stage names to their legal…