https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/10/12/facebook-blocks-links-to-free-speech-competitor-minds/ So as I've mentioned before, I have experienced this situation and I have questions: 1. "If users refuse to fill out the CAPTCHA, the message with the link will not send." For what reason would a user want to refuse to fill out the CAPTCHA (which in my cases and in the one pictured in the article just involves checking an "I am not a robot" box)? Does something bad happen to a user when he checks that box? Or, to put it another way, what benefit would there be to said user to refuse to check the box? 2. Each time I've posted something (always a link to my own posts here) I've checked the box and the post goes up on the Facebook "wall", at least as far as I can see. However these links do seem to get a lot less engagement than other links, so I wonder if there's a degree of "shadowbanning" going on. I know Facebook suppresses youtube links, and I've been told that links of any kind cause posts to be less visible, so maybe that is just routine. My question is, I guess: whassup with that? 3. Unlike with YouTiube links, which are silently suppressed, Facebook posts a scary "security check" screen for minds.com links, and minds is the only platform I've ever seen this on. Are there others? I wonder how many people are seeing my minds posts on Facebook. I've done experiments, asking people if they see specific posts and it seems like they are indeed invisible to some people. But how do you sort that out from the stuff that is just invisibilized as matter of course? That's one of the reasons I prefer minds, and have shifted to using it as the main "base", because at least it doesn't invisibilize things in the first place and when you go to a page there you know you're seeing the whole thing. ADDED: it appears to be the very word "minds" which triggers the security screen, because I shared a version of this post there and got CAPTCHA'd as well, though it contained no links. #minds #facebook #internet #dystopia
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