How One False Facebook Post Can Ruin Your Life


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False Viral Facebook Post Accuses Man of Being a Child Molester
It doesn’t help that Chad have face tattoos

‘Chad Lesko of Ohio was walking in a Toledo park when he was approached by a man who told him to leave, accusing him of being a rapist.

‘“I was walking at Highland Park yesterday, a guy comes up to me and said, ‘You shouldn’t be around here, this is a kids’ area, you’re a rapist,’” Lesko said, according to Toledo News Now Wednesday. “I’m like, ‘Excuse me, no I’m not.’”

‘These accusations all link back to a Facebook post that has gone viral picturing Lesko and labeling him a child molester.

‘“This is crazy, I’m scared to even walk down the street now because all of the drama that’s been going on,” he said…’
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Facebook staff might be put under investigation
The trigger is another girl’s suicide over FB ‘bullying’

‘An Italian prosecutor has launched an investigation into how Facebook allowed the publication of insults and bullying posts aimed at a teenager, who later leapt to her death from her third floor bedroom window.

‘Carolina Picchio, 14, from Novara in northern Italy, committed suicide in January after a gang of boys circulated video on Facebook of her appearing drunk and dishevelled in the bathroom at a party…’
telegraph

Why Rational People Buy Into Conspiracy Theories
Why Sane People Like Them

‘Crazy as these theories are, those propagating them are not — they’re quite normal, in fact. But recent scientific research tells us this much: if you think one of the theories above is plausible, you probably feel the same way about the others, even though they contradict one another. And it’s very likely that this isn’t the only news story that makes you feel as if shadowy forces are behind major world events.

‘“The best predictor of belief in a conspiracy theory is belief in other conspiracy theories,” says Viren Swami, a psychology professor who studies conspiracy belief at the University of Westminster in England. Psychologists say that’s because a conspiracy theory isn’t so much a response to a single event as it is an expression of an overarching worldview…’
nytimes

Subtle Yet Epic Social Media Fails
These are actually rants by Daniel Zeevi and he’s possibly right

‘I love social media. And, like any healthy relationship, mine with social media has its ups and downs. I care so much about my social media profiles that I put up with some quirks and flaws of character that nearly drive me crazy. But instead of looking for other fish in the sea, I’m going to talk this out therapy-style and see if our dynamic improves…’
the rants

Privacy rules get in bombing victims’ way
‘Kenneth Feinberg wants nothing more than to provide a measure of justice for people harmed by the nation’s worst tragedies. But the excessive weight of privacy rules placed on health care providers and public officials makes it difficult for Feinberg, the administrator of the One Fund Boston, to do his job. Luckily, he isn’t the sensitive type…’
bostonglobe

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