So for several years, FB has thrown me in jail over dumbass stuff. Here’s an utterly typical example. I was going to post this with the comment, “WHERE’S MY IMPROVED 5G? I CAN’T EVEN HEAR BILL GATES’ MENTAL COMMANDS THROUGH MY FILLINGS!”:
For *this* I am now blocked from posting on Facebook for a *month* because the idiot algorithms can’t tell the difference between mocking the lunacy of anti-vax nonsense and promotion of it.
This is of a piece with the moment where I drily explained the idiotic logic of this tweet…
…to a friend who could not believe what she was seeing:
Not to mention the horrific “Valentine Joke as old as the hills” profile pic:
And, of course, the previous idiotic jailing for heinous posts such as “joking with a friend about the rush to get COVID boosters” and the unforgivable observation that the “prolife” movement is a heresy:
Moral: FB algorithms are stunningly stupid and would not know a joke or satire if it bit them on their virtual noses.
Now, here’s the thing, I load stuff in my blog weeks ahead of time so I have space in my day and week to write big projects. Meanwhile, FB is my principal way of driving readers to my blog. Now that’s all blown to hell for a month. So instead of wasting time publishing a ton of work nobody will see, I’m going to publish one piece a week till I’m out of jail on November 11 (or sooner if I can prevail on a real human at Facebook to let me back on). It will run every Monday, starting next Monday.