Thursday, August 31, 2017

Facebook Encourages Unethical Behavior: Metaphysics of Social life based on Lies, Ignorance, Bigotry

Why social media has become the primary source of fake news. Why people in social media communities are likely to become extremists, bigoted, and unlikely to hear or see content that is against their beliefs. Technology is not value neutral. It comes with its own baggage of values. Facebook, Whatsapp, twitter have enabled the technology that gives voice to the baser instincts of humans. It has provided a platform for mass dissemination of lies, fake news, slander, false allegations, lampooning, extremism and bigotry by removing the social costs of these vices. It has disconnected the responsibility of the people from their speech and behavior. Identities of person who have been complicit in the generation of fake news and slander are now hidden. People who started the rumor are no longer easy to identify, trace and track. There is a need to do research on the metaphysics of social media: Lifestyle of social media determines its own metaphysics, which creates its own intentions and generates its knowledge as described in the post  From Lifestyles to Metaphysics

Is commenting on a post without reading the other already posted comments, or commenting without even reading the post ethical? Are those connected with you on Facebook really your "friends"? Can you ever be-friend "real" people with a click? Can you un-friend a "real friend" in "real life" with a click? Do you think you are "honest" with your opinion when you press the like button on a post without reading, when you like a comment by just looking at the name and by not reading the comment, when you like a link to an external article without reading?
Are not we spending our precious time, our days and our nights on frivolous interactions like these? Isn't this behavior making us shallow, superficial, gullible? Are not we being easily dissuaded, comfortable in only the company of like-minded, avoiding those who hold an opposing point of view engagement? Is it worthwhile to like posts of people who can abuse more, throw greater invective, or lampoon others, criticize others, disrespect others, clown others without any evidence? Is this worthy of an educated and a discerning mind? Is the generation growing up with Facebook only capable of electing people like Trump?
In one sense, we are all readers. Readers of a book, Facebook! But, is this reading a real reading? Is sharing of a few sentences, jokes, and senseless comments constitute reading? Facebook is important but only if you use it for increasing your depth and the depth of others. It is important for consciously developing ideas by referring to more in-depth articles. The interaction is worthwhile only if you have the ability to sustain in-depth discussions on a topic without flying off at a tangent. This requires focus, concentration and deep reflection.
Without in-depth analysis and deep reading these social media interactions would make you a fodder of those who are out there to prowl and exploit. At minimum they are out there to make money from you, without giving you any thing in exchange for you giving them the liberty to analyze and pick on your mind and your behavior which is what google and Facebook is doing to become the richest companies of the world.


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