Facebook is a highly biased company with arbitrary Community Guidelines that they don’t enforce equally on all people who use their platform. They have a Social Credit System where their algorithms determine what you are as an individual based upon what pages you Like and who you interact with. They assign a Social Score on your profile and with this score, they determine how they enforce their rules against you.
Example: If you like a lot of right-leaning pages, have friends who also like a lot of right-leaning pages, they figure you’re right wing. Because you’re right-wing, your profile is tagged with a score. Based on this score, their moderators will enforce certain aspects of their rules on you that they won’t enforce on others. Most of their employees are left-leaning and far-left. Whenever there is content being shared that is damaging for democrats, they often times ban it and ban YOU. Even if it’s not against their rules. They later update their rules to excuse why they’re banning people, but it comes AFTER they ban YOU.
Whenever you’re banned, you have no way to dispute it. They sometimes allow you to request another review of your ban, but their moderators are allowed to disable that feature based on your Social Score. Sometimes they even ban you and not tell you what specific rule you broke. They do this when you didn’t really violate their rules, but they don’t like what you’re posting.
If you would like to know some of the inner workings of Facebook and other mega Social Networking sites, check out Project Veritas on YouTube. He does undercover reporting on these companies where they have employees from these companies admitting things they do.
Facebook blames itself for Trump being elected and they’ve devised ways to hinder his campaign. They know that he has a lot of supporters on their platform and they try to mitigate the amount of exposure and influence they have on it.
Facebook isn’t what it used to be. It has become politicized and they’re using that platform to stifle people opposite of their political ideology. We must support revising or removing Section 230 that protect these companies from lawsuits. You may be happy with what they’re doing against your political foes, but one day they’ll be doing the same things to YOU too should you find yourself on opposite of them. The internet and public squares need to be places where free speech can be had. There are already laws in place for speech that is criminal. But political speech that is unfavorable for a particular party shouldn’t be censored. And facebook shouldn’t be developing technologies that analyzes people and use it against them on the internet.
As others have pointed out, the last update messed up back arrow on iPad and it no longer works, cannot press on Messenger notification while on FB because nothing happens. Things are lagging. All kinds of bugs. Why so sloppy??? GRRRRRRR
Older reviews:Edit 7/14: I am forced to use Facebook on my iPhone instead of my iPad because of the CONTINUING lagging response. So fed up with the iPad version of Facebook. It is RIDICULOUS that we are still waiting for this mess to be fixed! Things were fine UNTIL the last two "updates." Disgusted with the iPad app.
Edit 7/3: the emergency "fixes" on July 2 didn't fix the draggy, laggy response. I'm seeing a lot on my page I don't want to see and it's all taking too long to respond and load. The only improvement I noticed was the ability to see albums on pages instead of just a bunch of photos. Let's speed things up properly!!!!!! #toomanyproblems
What the heck, Facebook!!!??? The last update made the iPad version so draggy and laggy, it will drive me crazy!!! Freezes up, takes forever to respond! Total mess. Seems okay on my iPhone, but please FIX the iPad issues!!!! I agree with comments on tiny font. (Font size is awful on a laptop, too!) The fact that we cannot make Most Recent the default on the iPhone is infuriating. Another issue: notification re photo comments sends me to album and not the commented photo. That's been a problem for awhile. Sloppy programming.
Using "Ha" and "Wa" in Hiragana
Before studying Japanese greetings, it's important to learn how two important words are used in hiragana. Hiragana is a part of the Japanese writing system. It is a phonetic syllabary, which is a set of written characters that represent syllables. In most cases, each character corresponds to one syllable though there are few exceptions to this rule. Hiragana is used in many cases, such as writing articles or miscellaneous words that have no kanjiform or an obscure kanji form
In Japanese, there is a rule for writing the hiragana for wa（わ) and ha（は). When wa is used as a particle, it is written in hiragana as ha. (A particle, joshi, is a word that shows the relationship of a word, phrase, or clause to the rest of the sentence.) In current Japanese dialogue, Konnichiwa or Konbanwa are fixed greetings. However, historically, they were used in sentences such as Konnichi wa ("Today is") or Konban wa ("Tonight is"), and wa functioned as a particle. That's why it is still written in hiragana as ha.
Common Japanese Greetings and Parting Phrases
Listen to the audio files carefully by clicking on the links, and mimic what you hear. Repeat this a few times until you are able to pronounce the greetings and parting phrases.
When I first joined FB from MySpace when I was a wee lad I hated it. It was impersonal, invasion, boorish, and not user friendly. But no one was on MySpace so I stayed.
Then there was “this app wants this” and I didn’t play those games but I stayed. Then FB owned and stored all my pictures and videos (on my camera roll NOT JUST what I post and send in “private” message. But I stayed.
I met great people online and so many IRL so I stayed longer.
Then FB started banning people, groups, and ideas. But I stayed. I started self editing what I talked about because I wanted to stay. FB turned us into children and filtered the internet into a compact, idiotic filtered version of its infinite potential and I stayed. My parents and grand parents and in laws joined and still I stayed.
But now I’ve left. And it’s the best decision I ever made. It’s not only the smart thing to do. It’s the right thing to do. Stop giving them your data.
I just stayed for a little while longer to say. I’m leaving! For good. 2008-2020.
So you write a comment that strongly disagrees with someone? Reported and they warn you with a three day ban. Make a controversial post about politics? Banned. About the politician FB is running ads and voting for? Oh your banned big time. Mention anything about race? Banned. FB is the social media equivalent of communist china. They have a crazy far left standard on everything and if you don’t agree with them they shut you down. How sad is that. In America of all places. I think it’s about time for some Facebook competitors to come in and take their customers away. All it would take is for one to come in with less far left liberal standards. FB has become a trash platform with all their wacko moderators controlling conversations.
The whole “home” “favorite” or “recent” change to the newsfeed is terrible. I am now seeing things that are irrelevant or literally seeing 4 posts from one account all in a row. It’s stupid to have to “favorite” certain accounts. I follow too many people and pages and your algorithm before was plenty sufficient to show me things I interacted with. You screwed up something that wasn’t broken. I may silently complain about some of the updates you’ve made but for me to hate something so much I’m actually reviewing it? That says something. Literally you’re going to become obsolete if you keep screwing with things because you feel like it. This is the worst.
I’ve used Facebook for years. I’m even somewhat of an addict. However, this most recent update..is TERRIBLE. I do not want to see the most relevant posts, which only shows the pages I’ve liked. I do not want to see the most recent posts, again, only showing the pages I’ve liked. I want to see my actual friends’ posts. I don’t mind seeing posts from pages I’ve liked, as long as there’s a healthy mix of my friends’ posts as well. Fix this stupid update ASAP. I’ll fix my rating accordingly. But for now, it’s staying 1 star until this update is fixed or removed.
Facebook keeps changing everything and it’s not making the app any better. Now when I scroll through my newsfeed, I’m on there for literally 10 hours because I have to see each individual picture my friend posts, rather than just the album like I used to be able to. Also why do I care who my friends are wishing happy birthday, especially when the person they are saying happy birthday to isn’t a mutual friend? I don’t need to see these on my newsfeed. Stop changing it. It’s not the same Facebook as in the beginning.
Ever since My iPad updated to 14.1, FB has been a horror show. I don’t know if it’s the IOS update or the FB update, but I can no longer comment or react on FB lives. I reported the issue over two weeks ago and have yet to get a response. Every time there is a FB update, I have to check notification settings for my groups because they reset, my reactions aren’t recorded, constant buffering and the list goes on. So frustrating to use FB these days.
For nearly a year I have only seen postings by approximately 15 Acquaintances. Not Friends, not priority list; people I've become friends with through groups (I labeled them acquaintances back when you could do that). All personalization choices have been removed. There are things I don’t want to interact with or see. There may be more revenue generated if you allow people to choose their interests, topics and ads. Will this ever change?