Sheila Tone (stone) is a West Coaster, breeder, and lawyer who has probably hooked up with some loser just like you and sees through your whole pathetic little act.
Mal Blue (bluem) is a software design and implementation specialist. When he’s not traveling the country for work, he lives in the Gulf Coast area with his flatmate, Neela.
James Hanley (jhanley) teaches political science and political economy at a small private college in the midwest. He was a cabby once, and a bike messenger.
Gabriel Conroy (conroy, fka Pierre Corneille and corneille1640) works in the “special records” department at a library in the University of Sangamon (U-Sang) system. He is happily married with no children and about a million nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews. His favorite hobbies are blogging, reading, and walking. His has a solo blog–Ye Olde Republicke and is a frequent commenter/reader at the Ordinary Times. The views expressed by Gabriel (or Pierre, or corneille1640) are his alone and do not necessarily reflect those of his spouse, employer, or his co-bloggers at Hitcoffee.
Guy Webster (web) is an IT specialist at Southern Tech University, where he and Will Truman attended college.
First they will say that the thing they don’t want you doing is dangerous to you. When you tell them it isn’t or that you don’t care, they will tell you it is dangerous to others. When you demonstrate that it isn’t dangerous to others, they will tell you that it’s bad for “society.” They will offer exactly no evidence for any of their claims because, in their eyes, moral superiority is its own evidence. But your evidence they will subject to the highest scrutiny before dismissing it out of hand.
(I have probably been guilty of this. Worth keeping in mind.)
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) also voiced concern.
“Facebook’s failure to remove illegal content from its website is appalling and violates the agreements they have in place to protect children,” said a spokeswoman.
“It also raises the question of what content they consider to be inappropriate and dangerous to children.”
The BBC first asked Facebook for an interview about its moderation system in late-2015, and repeated the request following this follow-up investigation.
The social network’s director of policy Simon Milner agreed to be interviewed last week, on condition the BBC provided examples of the material that it had reported, but had not been removed by moderators.
The BBC did so, but was reported to the UK’s National Crime Agency as a consequence.
This story is almost comical.
I can't stop watching this gif. Watch everyone avoid Oklahoma for as long as possible pic.twitter.com/kbFPb9ZHe6
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