Facebook was, at one time, an excellent platform where friends and family could re-connect, keep in touch, and share their adventures with others. In today’s hyper-politicized culture, Facebook has taken the social media platform to another, less-pleasant dimension, where fact-checkers consistently censor you and interrupt the conversation, even going so far as to ban you from the platform for sharing a point of view they do not like and it's not just conservatives feeling the brunt of these new policies. Anyone who does not agree with the trending U.S. Democratic Party's policies is in the censorship firing line, regardless of whether their opinion is factual, accurate and true.
Facebook often bans users for sharing or posting content that is questionable, hate speech, abusive, fake news, violence, drugs, gun promotion, and others. Facebook can also ban you if someone complains stating that you are sharing such content or invading their privacy by posting personal images or videos. Creating and promoting fake accounts can also get you banned permanently.
Misinformation by Facebook’s “fact-checkers”
That Facebook’s “fact-checkers” got something wrong is hardly newsworthy anymore; the problem is Facebook’s “fact-checkers” are continuously getting things wrong.
Liberals in the U.S. widely believe that this is the age of misinformation, of alternative facts, and of conspiracy theories gone mainstream, from QAnon to anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown movements.
The problem is people are easily duped by these “fact-checkers” due to an influential theory known as the "backfire effect", not only do people resist information running contrary to their prior beliefs, but confronting them with this information only increases their commitment to their prior belief.
Follow the Science a tool of misinformation
Follow the Science has become a common calling card and tool of the American Liberal, instead of encouraging debate it is used to shut down and opinion that the liberal does not subscribe to. When in fact "Science" is all about having rigorous debate on different hypotheses.
Science is about rational disagreement, the questioning and testing of orthodoxy and the constant search for truth. Facebook’s “fact-checkers” ensure this does not happen on the platform, question anything COVID and you are labeled anti-vax, against science and uneducated, you are shutdown and sometimes banned, this is not science or scientific it is censorship.
You cannot have a conversation over the very definition of what a vaccine is without being shut down.
a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases
Today's mRNA "vaccines" certainly do not provide immunity and they absolutely do not stop the spread and transmission of the virus, but you would not know that if you relied on Facebook’s “fact-checkers” for update accurate information. Talking about this on Facebook over the last 3 years would have resulted in you being deplatformed and branded a conspiracy theorist.
It is debatable that the vaccines offer any protection at all, again a conversation you can't have on Facebook. Locked down, highly vaccinated and boosted countries like Australia, Israel, and New Zealand are experiencing unimaginable death rates due to COVID. When both Pfizer and Moderna vaccinated their COVID control groups it should have required vigiours debate and the warning bells should have been sounding right across Facebook and other Social Media Platforms.
Back to Facebook, here IS how to permanently delete your account:
Before deleting your account, you may want to log in and download a copy of your information (like your photos and posts) from Facebook, and a copy of your Oculus information if you use your Facebook account to log in to Oculus. After your account has been deleted, you won't be able to retrieve anything you've added.
To permanently delete your account:
- From your main profile, click in the top right of Facebook.
- Select Settings & Privacy, then click Settings.
- Click Your Facebook Information in the left column. If you have Facebook access to a page in the new Pages experience: Click Privacy, then click Your Facebook Information.
- Click Deactivation and Deletion.
- Choose Delete Account, then click Continue to Account Deletion.
- Click Delete Account, enter your password and then click Continue.