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A Dangerous Scam Is Lurking on Facebook. Here’s How to Avoid It

A Dangerous Scam Is Lurking on Facebook. Here’s How to Avoid It | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Scammers create viral Facebook posts promising to help cancer patients that in turn are used to collect and sell information from users.
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We all want to think of ourselves as compassionate, but on Facebook just as with real-life street beggars there are those with true need and those who are working the scam. That's why it's usually better to give to established charities in your community and not over the Internet or while driving by the street corner. 
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The Senate Is Launching An Inquiry Into Facebook's Trending News — Here's What's Going On

The Senate Is Launching An Inquiry Into Facebook's Trending News — Here's What's Going On | Upsetment | Scoop.it
On Monday, Gizmodo published a scoop where anonymous former "curators" who worked on Facebook's trending news module reported that they had suppressed trending conservative topics and outlets. Now, the Senate is launching an inquiry.
Kenneth Weene's insight:
I wonder how many people actually are interested in what's trending on Facebook rather than just looking at the current feed and specific friends and family. Secondly, since most of us have already surrounded ourselves on the social media with people who agree with us, would we really be influenced by this feed. Then, too, what is the evidence that this actually would be in Facebook's interest? Why would they want to suppress a large part other or any social mediums clientele? 
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Facebook soars as Zuckerberg’s cash-machine kicks into gear

Facebook soars as Zuckerberg’s cash-machine kicks into gear | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Facebook shares are bounding higher this morning after the company posted its fifth straight better-than-expected quarter. The metrics were beyond reproach
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I know it's just business and I hope the social media help me to sell my books, but somehow the idea that people are making money off our all to human need to connect upsets. How do you feel?

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How a Refugee’s Selfie With Merkel Led to a Facebook Lawsuit

How a Refugee’s Selfie With Merkel Led to a Facebook Lawsuit | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A Syrian refugee’s 2015 picture with Germany’s chancellor came to symbolize her decision to welcome migrants. But it has been used to falsely link him to terrorism.
Kenneth Weene's insight:
I think that both Facebook and those who post false memes should be held responsible. How many Americans have falsely attributed terrorist motives to this young man? If you have used his likeness in a meme—even one you simple shared, do you feel responsible for slandering him? And, if you do take responsibility for your actions, in what way would you redress the harm you have done him? Think about that before you post a meme using a non-public figure. Of course, if it is a public figure, you have more leeway in American courts. I'm not sure about in other countries. My basic question is how responsible do you feel for extreme vetting of your posts? 
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Justice Dept. will review practice of creating fake Facebook profiles

Justice Dept. will review practice of creating fake Facebook profiles | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A woman has sued after a DEA agent set up a profile in her name as part of a criminal investigation.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

If A person impersonates another without clear permission, I would call that a criminal act. When law enforcement sees itself above the law it is supposed to uphold, we have a serious crisis at hand. And once again it is the madness of the "War on Drugs" that is used to justify such behavior. In the end it is Facebook that actually does the right thing. How sad is it that we need the social media to police the police?

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