How F*cked Up is Facebook? | Should You Be Afraid?

Facebook has long been the "cool" social media platform outlasted its peers from the mid-2000's. It was the central hub for a whole generation to meet, plan events, and archive their youths. But somewhere along the way, Facebook turned into a toxic, political wasteland filled with hate speech and disinformation. How did this platform go from an innocuous social networking site to tearing apart the social fabric of society? VICE producer Zeke Spector goes down the rabbit hole to ask if we should be afraid of Facebook.
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  • Facebook was NEVER cool, and believe me, it's connected, and supported, by the intelligence agencies of the United States. It's an open secret here, in Silicon Valley. People are foolish to use it.

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  • I deleted my facebook about 2 months after I first created it. I remember thinking to myself “this seems like a waste of time”. That was over 10 years ago and not once have I ever felt like I was missing out on something. Social media is the cigarettes of our generation in terms of how quickly and universally it is accepted/encouraged.

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  • I hardly use Facebook anymore, pay attention to how many ads and “sponsored posts” you have to go past just to see your feed. It’s beyond a joke.

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  • “Facebook is toxic” Checks video description: “Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter” The absolute state

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  • For your mental well-being get off Facebook. after quitting alcohol and drugs it was easy to quit that addiction.

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  • Happy to see I'm not the only one

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  • Let’s sue Mark Zuckerberg for what people suffering from it lying...

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  • I was on Facebook few years ago looking into other people's lives...my son asked me to play and I said no I'm busy...later that night I realized that I was to busy watching other people's lives than my own...I haven't been on it since that night... and my kids couldn't be happier....think about it ppl.

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  • Zuckerberg and FACEBOOK NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN, ALONG WITH TWITTER & SEslow- ALL ELECTION INTERFERENCE..

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  • Covid skepticism?! Lmfao! Name 5 people you know who's died or gotten sick!

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  • Been clean off Facebook for two years and it feels good man. I got my tokens

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  • I could never play the FB game .

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  • Vice shitting on FB about disinformation being spread? Lol

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  • Left-leaning Vice will critique left-leaning Facebook??? Surely Vice will spin this against right-wingers somehow. A minute in. Ah there it is.

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  • The problem is that all these social media outlets want to be an all-in-one all-size-fits-all companies. There would always be chaos if your put millions of people of all backgrounds and generations in the same pot. Their algorithm does indeed push low-hanging fruit that is toxic, violent, and negative. Anytime I'm watching a video clip about sports or puppies in the facebook mobile app, it automatically starts playing a new video afterwards (pushed by the algorithm). By the time I'm in the 3rd or 4th algo-recommended video, the content gets increasingly click-baity and it's usually violent and toxic. It goes from puppies or sports (my interests) to showing me car accidents, fights, violent robberies, and other toxic and upsetting content far removed from my interests. I can't imagine how this must affect young people that growing up with this standard and lack the maturity to put the phone down. I also can't imagine how this impacts older blue-collar generations who were never on the "internet" but now they all have a smartphone with a user-friendly facebook app that is constantly feeding them an all-you-can-eat buffet of toxic content.

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  • rip Q

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  • We have to get rid of social media. Hell even the internet!

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  • Feeling less like a conspiracy theorist now, after I deleted my account 7 years ago because I saw this coming and didn't want to be part of it.

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  • Funny, anyone remember Jeffrey Epstein????

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  • Save the children is real!!! Period!!!!

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  • There is no such thing as hate speech, just speech you don't like

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  • i deleted my facebook a few months ago. It was liberating. Didn't realize how addicted I was

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  • Facebook is so trash nowadays. Individuals review and delete what you say... And it's based off that individuals ideas. I had a woman who was making fun of my child and even posted my child's picture... And I was the one blocked when I got upset with her......

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  • fake Vice News

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  • It's a tricky situation, especially with section 230. If the government truly wants to regulate Facebook and other social media platforms then that's fine, but then they have to ensure that social media platforms don't have too much control over public discourse. The problem is that by design these platforms naturally have massive control over what the majority of the population sees. It's the main way people get their message out in our modern day. As long as Facebook, Twitter, and the like are the dominant forces in communicating your voice, it's easy to argue that the government regulating those platforms would be an infringement upon 1st amendment rights. I think the key here is simply to encourage more competition and break up the monopoly that these companies have on the market. There should be a plethora of other platforms on equal footing to Facebook and other social media where your voice can be heard.

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  • I quit FB three months ago, quit Twitter last year and honestly I feel better. Now if I can only stop reading comments on youtube.

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  • I realized about 6 months ago that people on Facebook are drooling idiots, and that I was on of those people. I deleted my account and my life is so much better now

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  • I am 19 and never have used fb... but i do use ig

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    • Which Facebook owns.

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  • Only ever use FB for la liga

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  • I have to use Facebook just because my school uses this platform for announcements and updates and everyday I have to go through cringey disgusting and toxic posts just to keep learning in my school. *Every. Single. Day. It. F4cKing. Breaks. Me.*

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    • @CͨEͤOͦ Y. Yikes, sounds rough. Hope you can get out of that situation soon. Thanks for the cookie!

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    • @Christian Stathopoulos yes I did. But see those facebook thing does that "People you may know" it shows up again and again that's another problem because I don't friend those people for a reason and everytime I see those faces, it gives me horrible flashbacks, and another thing that they even contact me spamming me simply because I'm not active on facebook and what's worse is that these people are my neighbors so technically I can't escape them 😬🙃, and another thing that I have to follow my teachers account just to see the updates but I have also have to see their drama posts and I'm hella tired of it, thanks for your help though I really appreciate it. I don't know how to thank you but here's a virtual thank you friendship cookie *( ̄▽ ̄)ノ🍪*

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    • You can always unfollow the pages/people that make these posts. I unfollowed nearly everyone on my Facebook, and I now have barely anything in my news feed. It's great, and I can still use it for messaging/important school things. Edit: I mean unfollow, not unfriend. You can unfollow people without them even getting notified, yet still remain their facebook friend.

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  • What’s a Facebook?

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  • absolutely toxic af. deleted mine a few years ago, don't miss it at all.

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  • Answer: The Arab Spring - Facebook/Social Media realized that their platform(s) could exercise political influence and incite political change, and it went to their heads. Now they consider themselves the arbiters of what you can/can't say, and they hide behind their status as a private company to get away with violating First Amendment Rights.

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  • i got a week ban for saying boob on one of my posts a few weeks ago. I also got banned for calling my friend a lesbian. So i'm no saint, but god damn, cant even troll my friend's anymore.

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  • Facebook and Twitter are trash and so are the people protecting them. #GodAlwaysWins

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  • Trump is out of office time to admit the truth and dial it back 😂

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  • Who uses facebook ? Lol

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  • No matter what- this is America and we are allowed to have and express wrong headed, backwards, unpopular, and even misleading views. I understand that doesn’t please everyone but that’s the very essence of freedom. Facebook.. SEslow/Google.. Twitter .. have become the public square. They MUST be regulated as utilities. ATT can’t cancel my phone service for the mean words I say. the electric company cannot deny me electricity just because I like Donald Trump. And Facebook.. Twitter.. Google.. and SEslow should NOT be allowed to ban or censor people because the subject matter upsets them.. or they disagree with said subject matter.. with all the money and perks they get for having our personal information for FREE- we ALL deserve to have a voice on there.

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  • Facebook immediately rings a bell in my head called “shitpost status”

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  • No. Dont be afraid. It only leads to helplessness.

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  • Please watch the film Social Dillema .. it’s good

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  • Been out of FB since 2018 and never looked back .. my tl became like a market place full of ads and fake news and non sense artificial life bragging posts

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  • Of all the choices ive made in life, never signing up for Facebook has to rank top 5 easily. Tickles me endlessly when i tell someone this and the look i get.

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  • Nothing can stop White Evangelicals, they vote in every election, religiously.

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  • Grateful I never created a facebook account

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  • Facebook's days are numbered, it may be doing well now, but it's doomed to fail over time.

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  • I deleted Facebook some time ago and I have to say live is so much better without Facebook. Facebook is a false and undemocratic platform with hidden propaganda behind it and the face of that Marck really irritates me.

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  • lol russia...i thought i was watching vice not msnbc. get the f outta here

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  • Everything is BOLLOCKS lmmfao

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  • Facebook’s employees should be arrested.

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  • The 1st amendment is only in America

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  • Can't have anyone else besides the people they support having a voice.

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  • can I get a what what?!

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  • I miss Myspace 😥

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  • I deleted my social media one day and my coworker was like " dude I thought we were cool? Why did u delete me as a friend?" I'm like I deleted my ACCOUNT! Hes like"are u mad? Did I do something?" He didn't hear anything I said... it shows how selfish and self centered Sm has made ppl smh

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  • I am becoming increasingly convinced that I'm the only person who has never been on Facebook. Not even once... ever. No twatter, snipchat, unstagram, or any other social media platform. This right here... the ScrewTube comments section, is as close as I have ever gotten to using social media. I have ALWAYS been able to see fb for what is was, is, and will ultimately become the worst iteration of.

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  • Delete FB and IG and save your sanity.

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  • The Russians ruined Facebook for me. Darn Russians.

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  • And vice contributes a whole lot of that sjw fucked upness and misinformation all over Facebook.

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  • Hopefully someone goes postal in there

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  • They need to be dissolved for their fascism

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  • 2004: TheFacebook is just a fad. It'll die out soon. 2021: All your data are belong to us!

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  • I stayed on myspace as long as possible before pretty much having to get facebook

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  • Still convinced that Mark Zuckerberg is a robot

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  • I fucking HATE facebook!!!!!!!!

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  • Just when I thought it was safe to watch Vice... RUSSIAGATE!!! Brought to you by The Clinton foundation, where no war is too big or too small.

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  • Your pathetic. You stupid facebook loosers

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  • How fucked up is VICE??? That’s the real question, you fuckers are woke avocado toast eating soy bitches.

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    • And we love them for it!

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  • Never had a account what makes u think this is good

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  • It's been hijacked by the left. There. Saved you 13:56

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    • Nope, the right has been tricked by Trump; they live in an alternate state of reality. Facebook shouldn't contribute to the rise of fascism in this country. Trumpers tried to overthrow our government ffs. Get a grip.

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  • In all actuality we should have BLM storm all the servers at once and Zuckerberg‘s house… Look at it this way, it’s a win-win situation… If they end up destroying the servers no more Facebook🤗🤗🤗.... and if they don’t and are killed and massacred in the hundreds or thousands… We still win!!!! Absolute great day for America 😎

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  • i quit 3 months ago. i had just changed my google and passwords, forgot them and my phone fell into the bay. i was locked out of bothand refused to make another facebook account. just a happy accident that improved my life exponentially.

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  • I remember that you had to have a college email to sign up back in the day. It all went downhill when they let in the masses.

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  • Believe it or not, I never actually made an FB account EVER. I still remember back in my high school days when literally kids with no internet connections on a daily basis, were setting up accounts and pouring every bit of information out into the public domain. Something always used to stop me from doing so and I do admit at one point I felt I was being stupid and should just give in to fit in. Now when I look back, it was one of the best decisions of my life and I have no regrets. And that goes for every major platform. Facebook has in any case become a platform for the grumpy oldies to fight out their outdated ideas.

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  • Deleted FB account a long time ago. No regret.

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  • I’ve always said that the moment Facebook began its toxic decline is when two things happened: mass amounts of older people joined the site, and news sources began utilizing the site. Once news became opinionated instead of factual, it all went downhill from there.

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