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In the middle of a crisis, Facebook Inc renames itself Meta

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By BARBARA ORTUTAY

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Apparently @starpunk 11:42am it’s not acceptable either to ‘quote’ some song lyrics, or even repeat speech & dialogue from some pop culture: For example, Game of Thrones “Valor morghulis” in English.

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So I said to one of the commenters on minority players and their audacity to kneel "Says the fat white guy in the beard."

30 days (reduced to 7 on appeal) in FB jail.

Apparently one can spread Russian disinformation, Vaccine disinformation, and conspire to overthrow the lawful government of the United States in order to overturn a free and fair election, but one cannot call a middle-aged white guy fat.

This is what Zuck has wrought on society.

I just got jailed for 30 days because on a thread somebody wrote that Jesus is a Middle Eastern man and not white but many US evangelists are such racists. I wrote the same by saying that Jesus being Middle Eastern is a 'dirty' Arab to these cretins, with quotation marks around the word dirty. I said that He of the Caucasion race but not white (as in European) and these bigots are too stupid to know that. I also said that true Christianity has no room for racism, no room for anti-Arab sentiment and no room for antiSemitism. I got put in FB jail for 'hate speech'. Stupid Zuck didn't read the whole posting and he's making up excuses. I have nothing against Arabs and I made that clear.

Yet I have reported so many offensive postings connected with militia crud, homophobia and such and all I got was 'We don't feel it violates our standards'. Yeah, his standards.

'Meta'. Same crap from the same geek. Next thing you know, he's gonna say he's a 'metasexual' whatever that means.

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What if he enters the meta verse and no one shows up? Hello, hello, is anyone there???

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Metapffffffff..

better than any tech China has to offer

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It must have been interesting to see Suckerbug's face when he was informed by the zionists that 'meta' means "dead" in Hebrew...

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/29/facebook-new-name-mocked-in-israel-it-sounds-like-the-hebrew-for-dead

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Glad I left Facebook a long time ago and I won't be joining Meta, pieces of garbage and I would prefer to keep my privacy private.

Likewise and I don't miss it whatsoever!

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Why such hate? Millions of people found their true love through facebook around 2010s.

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Glad I left Facebook a long time ago and I won't be joining Meta, pieces of garbage and I would prefer to keep my privacy private. Zuckerberg can go bye bye....

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Meta World Peace should sue Facebook. For those that do not remember, look up the former Ron Artest.

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Meta? Wanka more like...

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All that money and the dude still cuts his own hair with a bowl on his head.

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What does it say about modern society when something like Facebook can become such a huge issue in the world? It must be a sign of the fall of civilization.

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“Meta”

-Because the Zuck never meta girl before he made Facebook.

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I saw this on TV this morning. He has this blank look on his face with empty wide opened eyes and the piss pot haircut that makes one think he is a droid, trying to sell this pathetic name as if it is something amazingly new. But it is still the same old garbage that spread hate around the world...

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Meta haha I guess the Jim Jones/ Charles Manson domain name was already taken

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Mark Zuckerberg, a member of the Jetsons. The WEB and GIG economy are to a degree 'virtual' and have wreaked damage upon local and regional economics. Now, Mister Zuckerberg claims to have a 'vision' which seems more occluded than ocular.

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But so would breaking it up into smaller pieces, and then conscientiously regulating its behavior.

That’s a fundamental problem with the web economy. How would you break up Facebook…err…Meta or Google…err…Alphabet? Split off any one part of the company, and it’s not profitable on its own. Nothing at either company makes any money except advertising, and advertising only makes money because billions of users flock to the free services. The advertising side on its own would shrivel and die without the users. The free services would go bankrupt without the advertising. Users would go elsewhere for services if they had to pay subscriptions.

It’s a destructive, monopolistic system, but there is no easy way to break it up like, for example, the U.S. did with Ma Bell.

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Meta douche named Mark.

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Changing the name; sure, that will fix the problem. But so would breaking it up into smaller pieces, and then conscientiously regulating its behavior.

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The more I am censored on FB, the more I found I shouldn’t be bothering with it in the first place.

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Seems to me that Facebook, sorry Meta, was something that would inevitably happen as a consequence of the Web, and that this guy happened to be in the right place at the right time, and we have a random guy basically, in charge of something that even the most qualified, ethically minded, decent human being shouldn't be in charge of on their own.

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Does anybody have any link on public Facebook user stats (e.g. age, gender, active account pro-rata)? This, as I read a few years ago that a study estimated that at least half of FB accounts were inactive, not mentioning tons of articles stating that FB was struggling to remain "relevant" by buying up applications and integrate them and that the younger generation was allegedly dropping out and moving over to other applications/tools/platforms, leaving only a mid-aged to elderly population on FB.

(I don't do FB, but the only few persons who I know use it are age 60+ people...)

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Meta, schmeta. Facebook, Schmacebook. The product remains the same, with all of its weaknesses and its pernicious role in the spreading of lies and hate.

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True Story:

Last week, I was reading an article on FB about the Gruden firing in the NFL. The overwhelming majority of comments were a mix of the following]

"Everybody has said something like this" (Really? I haven't)

"It was years ago!" (I will try that if I am ever in court on a murder charge. "Judge, of course I killed him but that was 5 years ago, for heaven's sake. Can't we just move on?")

"All those (minority) players that engage in (insert criminal activity here) and are still on the NFL payroll!" (Whataboutism much?)

The sheer volume of comments that sought to excuse, minimize or equate Gruden's horrific behavior was truly galling.

So I said to one of the commenters on minority players and their audacity to kneel "Says the fat white guy in the beard."

30 days (reduced to 7 on appeal) in FB jail.

Apparently one can spread Russian disinformation, Vaccine disinformation, and conspire to overthrow the lawful government of the United States in order to overturn a free and fair election, but one cannot call a middle-aged white guy fat.

This is what Zuck has wrought on society.

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Facebook employs hordes of "fact checkers" to regulate "free speech" and public opinion, while ignoring all the phishing posts and fraudulent advertising.

Zuckerburgs Metaverse will be an insane nightmare.

He needs to be retired.

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Meta-woohoo! Meta World Peace (Google it).

FB undergoing a METAmorphosis.

And to those knocking Zuckerberg, if you use Instagram, he says, "You're welcome".

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I guess that’s acknowledgment that Facebook has become a dirty word, but just changing the name to Meta is really weak.

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Metadata harvesters?? What a stupid name they have to be taking the p!ss!!??

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Speed,

Don’t forget the “Dumb and Dumber” Tupperware bowl cut.

It’s pretty hard to take an adult with a hairstyle like that seriously.

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I bet Zuck can’t talk (anymore) without moving his hands in a practiced “dynamic” fashion (much like horses cannot walk without moving their heads. It’s a bio mechanical impossibility.)

I triple-dog dare him to put his hands in his pockets and talk (coherently!) for 5 minutes.

I’ve got $50 that says he cannot do it.

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Zuckerberg is looking more and more like an alien. The whole - wearing a dark turtleneck and jeans to announce new products, or in this case, a name - has gotten old and trite.

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This reminds me of when Mitsubishi renamed the failed MRJ to “Space Jet” as a way of dealing with failure.

Yeah, because calling it Space Jet will totally fix the fact that it was 5 years late to market, was plagued by technological issues , and failed to meet its customers’ needs.

This is Space Jet on steroids.

FB is a cancer in that it facilitates, nay, incentivizes disinformation and hate speech so that a megalomaniac can get even richer. Changing the name isn’t going to distract from that.

The movie “The Social Network” got Zuck spot on.

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Everyone in the world hates you because you are truly rotten? Don’t worry, you don’t need to change, just your name does!

Next we can expect Zuckerberg to grow a mustache, start wearing a monocle and change his name to Peter Von Derwillinger and act all confused when people call him Mark as a means of rehabilitating his own public image.

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First three comments = brilliant, nice work

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Meta?

As in, metastasis?

Fitting.

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Meta. As in: I never Meta social network that didn't harvest your data.

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