Here’s the thing. We — users, especially those of us in the U.S. and Europe — are what Facebook values. They make money from each of us. A lot of money. In 2017, each U.S. user was worth $20.21 (and Canadian users, $26.76). At some point, we have to accept the reality — continuing to use Facebook means we’re complicit in the drug killings in the Philippines, the rise of hate content, the harassment of women and minorities, and the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya. As long as we stay on the platform, Facebook will continue to make money selling ads from unsavory characters. It’s time to quit and make a statement.
In other words we are funding terrorism. We can take any self-righteous stand we like- but we do. Terrorism in our own country as fueled by hate groups, terrorism all over the world.
Nobody cares if this wasn’t the intention. The only relevant issue here is the impact.This is the impact. It’s measurable, well-documented and widespread. Facebook doesn’t get to wiggle and slime its way out of this.