What purpose does Facebook serve for most people? They get on there to talk to their friends, family, co-workers and classmates. It’s a great way to keep in touch with everyone, despite those pesky views and opinions that they might have that differs from yours, which can sometimes hurt your or their feelings. But besides that, it’s a great tool for keeping the lines of communication open.
Pages are different from profiles because they promote books, games, musicians, actors, movies, TV shows, magazines, newspapers, bloggers etc. You name it, there is a page for it. There are some pages however that are more of an idea than a brand and anyone can make one and have thousands or millions of fans. Every time you like their image or status update, all of your friends see it too, which is good for the page because that is how things go viral. That’s not always a good thing.
There are people out there, very sick, twisted and disturbing people who create a page with the intent of harming others or causing drama to stir the pot. I have seen and even reported pages because they had pornography (child and/or adult) or they had harmful images like dead animals or even children. Yes, I said dead children. Believe me, it’s not an easy thing to talk about, or an easy thing to think about. I saw that image tonight and when I tried to report it, I got a message saying I couldn’t report it. I thought that maybe it had been removed, but it hadn’t because I tried looking for it again and it was there. I finally did report it.
Nobody should have to see such graphic images like that. I don’t care if it’s an animal rights organization showing pictures of dead animals in a pot (yes, I had to see that image too) or if it’s dead children being posted as a joke just to get a rise out of people. It’s not a joke, it’s not funny, those were someones children and they died and they are making fun of them and it’s not right. I don’t want to see that and I don’t want you or your children to have to see it either.
What is happening in the world when people post such horrific graphic content and think it’s funny? What kind of sick people are out there? That is not funny at all! I am avoiding bedtime because I know that I’m going to have nightmares about those children. I saw a “Faces of Death” video clip many years ago and I had nightmares for weeks. I am just not mentally prepared to have to see things like that.
I’m sorry, I don’t mean to vent like this but I’m just so disgusted with the human race. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and free speech and blah blah blah, but there has to be a limit to free speech. Those “free speech” images shouldn’t be allowed on the internet.
I am not the internet police, but you can be damn sure that I will report as many harmful images or hate speech posts as I can. I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!
I honestly feel sick to my stomach right now.
Update: Okay so I just got an email from Facebook about the image of the dead children. This is what they said:
“Thank you for your report. We carefully reviewed the photo you reported, but found it doesn’t violate our community standard on graphic violence so we didn’t remove it.”
Really Facebook? If I was sick to my stomach a few minutes ago when I published this post, you can bet I feel really sick now. I need to go soak in a hot bath and just meditate for a bit. I’m out for now.