I’ll say it up front, I’m only on Facebook in order to promote the websites I edit and write for because it is the world’s largest social media tool to do so, but those days may be short lived the more the social media giant continues to censor its users. Now, they’re even taking aim at their competitors, including making unsubstantiated claims against them. The latest from Fascistbook is to libel competitor Minds.com as “unsecure.”
I use the term “libel” because that is what they declare despite the fact that Minds.com has an SSL certificate.
Here’s what Facebook tells users who want to post a link to Minds.com:
To protect your account, we recommend not posting the link. If you want to share it anyway, you’ll need to complete this security check.
As you can see, Facebook also presents a Captcha which must be clicked on in order to post the link. That part is not so uncommon, but understand that this is on my personal FB page. Why do I need to tell Facebook I’m not a robot when I’m logged into my account and on my personal page? Could it be that Facebook is actually not secure?
If you choose not to click on the Captcha, you get this little message.
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