Facebook knows the things you are about to say and the things you decide not to say.
Ever wondered why some of your most powerful posts suddenly vaporize when you hit the “post” button? I have. After reading this, I don’t wonder as much.
(In times of severe frustration with the same post being deleted numerous consecutive times—actually, a similar one, since I have to rewrite—I’ve finally resorted to typing elsewhere, then pasting. It gets me past the barrier but I’m not thrilled to have to use that extra step in every situation.)
Facebook records what you’re typing—as you type it—and sends it home to Zuckerberg’s abode before you ever post it… which means they could have algorithms determining some posts shouldn’t ever be posted.
Thus, Information Age reports, “Facebook DOES collect the text you decided against posting.”
Facebook collects all content that is typed into its website, even if it is not posted, a tech consultant has discovered.
In December 2013, it was reported that Facebook plants code in browsers that returns metadata every time somebody types out a status update or comment but deletes it before posting.
At the time, Facebook maintained that it only received information indicating whether somebody had deleted an update or comment before posting it, and not exactly what the text said.
However, Príomh Ó hÚigínn, a tech consultant based in Ireland, has claimed this is not the case after inspecting Facebook’s network traffic through a developer tool and screencasting software.
‘I realised that any text I put into the status update box was sent to Facebook’s servers, even if I did not click the post button,’ he wrote on his blog yesterday.
So this also means that rant you typed to get out of your system—then deleted—still got captured by Facebook.
The only way Liberalism wins is by silencing opposing views. This is why politics is everything to them—without power, their ideas die.