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The monster Facebook: all those months they looked in our national cesspool

‘Someone with a Belgian facebook account posted photos of the girls who first abused and then horribly murdered were’. Two months after ‘Nadia’ photos on her work, she took her resignation to the Berlin moderatiecentrum of Facebook where she worked. They got the images but not out of her head.

Nadia hot not really Nadia, she testifies anonymously in the documentary series Facebook and I. When she is on her 23rd in Berlin started to work, she namely a non-disclosure agreement signed. Talk about …

Nadia hot not really Nadia, she testifies anonymously in the documentary series Facebook and I. When she is on her 23rd in Berlin started to work, she namely a non-disclosure agreement signed. Talk about her former job can cost a lot of money.

‘Nadia’ was responsible for the Belgian posts on Facebook. Her testimony is in line with what other witnesses from the same company told in foreign media. They got about a thousand reported, often-violent, Faecookposts per day to process. Some of the posts if they leave, could they remove themselves and the worst of them sent them by for more research. But she had all these posts to first view. From Belgium she was especially self-mutilation to see, and suicides. All those months she sat at her desk in Berlin right into our national cesspool to look. That does something to a man, Nadia lost her cheerfulness, she says.

Nadia diagnose and get it to work is journalism seen nice work by VRT journalist Tim Verheyden. It is therefore logical that the VRT there Monday afternoon already starred on his news site. But it’s not the most impressive that we in the latest episode of his Facebook and I were to see. Because Verheyden paints a very pessimistic picture of the impact of Facebook over the past fifteen years the world has had. Zuckerbergs message that he with Facebook the whole world wants to connect and all people wanting to learn to be, ultimately, to create a better world, seems to be after these three episodes is obsolete, insistent and naïve.

The image Verheyden creates, there is a of a bunch of monster where no one is still ticking. Let alone the 33-year-old computer programmer who’s ever been on his side all figured out. All information in the world is too much proved to be one mensenbrein. So we filter our own news. And that runs sometimes well wrong. Also, because the algorithm of Facebook is built to you are becoming more and more of the same inside to scoop up. Constantly only your own opinion is confirmed, people are radicalising.

Want Verheyden, no major conclusion to draw, but he has given us three episodes long in one direction pushed: it runs completely wrong. There is so much hate and horror in the world, that even 20,000 moderators that are not able to curb. Or, as one of the speakers says: the more we are connected to each other, the greater the division. We would almost be our cheerfulness to lose.

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