2019.07.14 Facebook bans St. Augustine

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This quote from Saint Augustine, meant to convey the message to stop focusing on the sins of others and concentrate on their own, a rewording of Jesus' Gospel (Matthew 7:3), is way too conservative/contravercial for the algorythm of snowflakes at Facebook. And, of course, since you're not allowed human interaction, they won't explain why it so offensive as to get blocked/banned.

❝ Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But men are hopeless creatures, and the less they concentrate on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to excuse themselves, they are ready to accuse others. ❞

It appears to be silently fixed. But that lack of transparency is the problem for me. Why was it blocked? Why was it fixed? What's the criteria? This is all a failure of Facebook to manage their messaging. And the arrogance of "we'll decide for the users, and not let them know the details" is the fundamental problem.


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