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)

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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.

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Thought for the Day

So it’s time for a demonstration and you can be sure someone will trot out their little V for Vendetta Mask for all the world to see what  bold street-marching revolutionary they are

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I wonder if it ever occurs to anyone in love with this image, they are celebrating a fanatical religious fundamentalist who wanted to blow up a representative (sort of) Parliament  which was a check on King and Church and replace it with an authoritarian theocracy?

I doubt it.

That’s the thing about reading too much history, it does incline to strip away a lot of the romance we all do like hide in.

Or am I being a ‘boomer’ (whatever the heck that is supposed to truly mean… not a lot I suspect)?

Musings on Writing- Don’t You Hate It When….3

Forward Note:

Today’s Musings on Writing is an interactive exercise.

You are invited to print out,  Copy and Paste (if WP and your computer care to co-operate) or share on whatever doo-hickey you can get WP to share with, follow the instructions

Don’t you hate it when…

NOW:…..Please enter below your list of particular peeves, niggles, annoyances, rage inducing actions etc caused by the aforementioned programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THEN: Select from the following items and print-out or export as many as you wish the next time Word pulls one of those tricks on you

 

Keep on writing everyone……Sailing Ship

 

A Cathartic Interlude.

Let us all be honest for a variety of reasons being they political, social, work-based, domestic or literary we are prone to a build of pressures which can be volcanic in their potentials and should be released in a controlled way

This is not the first time I have voiced this opinion…..

Thus, let us never underestimate the value of a good, old fashioned.

 

Big Raspberry

In the direction of the aspect which is annoying you at present.

And remember the louder, the longer, the better you will feel afterwards.

Thank you for you time and attention……

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