Facebook: The New Thought Control

Ah, Facebook. We all love it. We all hate it. It’s become totally necessary as a social networking tool and many people would not know what to do with themselves without it. It connects us to friends, family and associates with such ease and panache, it makes us all wonder how we ever managed before it came along.

Sure, there are alternatives to Facebook, but can you name just one? I can’t. I had to look up ‘social networking’ on Wikipedia to find them; some I’ve heard of, most I haven’t (ever heard of Bebo?).

Today a friend of mine posted a link to this video from Break.com. It had been up for about 7 hours when I tried to re-post it and send it to a friend when I received the message ‘Some users have reported this as offensive.’  and my repost was blocked.

Which brings me to the topic at hand.

Censorship.

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