Concerning The Inconsistencies of Social Media Algorithms

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A responsible heading when dealing with controversial topics.

A good friend of mine (whose name is withheld to avoid them having to suffer further censure) when producing a politically themed post on a social media platform suggested certain politicians and pundits of strong and controversial views might have their perceptions improved by a bracing dive into a large natural body of water,

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no doubt working on the basis that such a refreshing immersion would clear away their ill-humours, latent dyspepsia and possible heart damaging frenetic outlooks. The social media platform upon which this was posted (the name is withheld to spare The Well-known International company being subject To abusive or satirical comments turning up on their site) banned my friend for 12 hours for allegedly encouraging suicide.

This action puzzled me, for the actual activity is a popular one, often social groupings and bondings, all very healthy in fact.

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Now if this ban were on Health & Safety grounds I would approve for there should always be caution and some manner of supervision when amusements take place around large bodies of water. In particular where styles approaching athletic or acrobatic are employed, in a possibly less than professional manner.

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However, as you can see from the evidence displayed this activity gives many folk joy and amusement, gifts which in these troubled times should be welcomed.

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Side view of dog jumping into lake against sky

Wow factor of 11

It, therefore, can only be concluded that the algorithm used in the company’s surveillance suggests that certain people of high public profile and controversial views when coupled with the idea of large bodies of water might give rise to morbid thoughts within some sections of the population. This, in turn leads inexorably to the next deduction, being the person or persons mentioned are the ones which give rise to the distressing thoughts and not the large bodies of water. (see additional evidence)

Wannsee, Germany, 20-29 Years, Adult, Back Lit, Carefree

Thus I would raise the issue, should not the company’s concerns be addressed to the principal subject matter; this being the person or persons, their content and all references of support to them be removed from the said platform (or platforms)?

Second Responsible Public Warning………

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While the topic of engaging with bodies of water with enthusiasm be left open to mature and reasoned debate.

14 thoughts on “Concerning The Inconsistencies of Social Media Algorithms

  1. 🤣 Oh Roger!!! You have the BEST way with words!!! Gee … I just cannot imagine who that friend of yours might be? 🤔 😕🧐 You’ve given me a laugh to start out my day … and words of wisdom as well! Thank you!!!

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  2. Reblogged this on Filosofa's Word and commented:
    I know of nobody who can make a point with humour quite as well as our friend Roger does! Today, he takes on algorithms, those mysterious bits of so-called ‘artificial intelligence’ that determine such things as who should be targeted for certain marketing scams, or who should be sent to Facebook jail. Take a look at Roger’s latest … I promise you will laugh! You might even find yourself scratching your head and saying, “Hmmmm … this sounds familiar” Thank you, Roger … great post!

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