Day 3 Talk2Facebook ~ Human Rights & Transparency

Good morning Listers,

Friday is the best days of week 😊. My *comments inline* below

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020, 6:02 AM Kelvin Kariuki via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Greetings!
>
> It’s a Furahiday, Day 3 of Talk2Facebook, today we scrutinize Facebook
> from the Human Rights & Transparency angle!
>
> Some of the basic human rights include freedom of expression, association,
> opinion amongst others. Transparency of FB with regard to how it handles
> user data is paramount to achieving these human rights. . Share your
> comments, experiences, and challenges with regard to Facebook Services
> along the following themes:
>
> a) Do you feel Facebook may share your posts with state actors under the
> various surveillance regimes in a way that threatens your ability to
> express yourself online?
>
*Facebook and all other data handling institutions across the board DO
share our data with state agents within and without the country. This
brings out the issue of internet governance to the fore, to strike a
balance between personal privacy and the general good of the Global
citizenry. Many a time the call for general good is abused at the detriment
of a person’s privacy.*

b) Do you get regular Transparency reports on how many times FB has legally
> shared user data with State Agencies?
>
*Unfortunately I don’t think many a user are even aware that such reports
exist. This calls for corporate responsibility from FB to its users.*

*This also revolves around the FINE PRINT during sign up. FB would defend
itself that such and such is stated in terms and conditions of use. This is
where A LOT of dishonesty from the corporate world is perpetrated.*

> c) Some Terrorists have broadcasted their heinous crimes on FBLive. Do you
> think FB has acted swiftly to address these and other types of crimes?
>
*I doubt if all such acts have been swiftly cut off. On this I don’t think
we can pin FB down on this as human nature is rebellious and despite
controls some smart guy would evade and go through.*

>
>
> Tomorrow we wrap up on the “Connectivity” topic, we look forward to
> hearing from you today on Human Rights & Transparency!
>
> Feel free to comment on any of the previous topics under their respective
> thread. Thank you for the interaction so far!
>
>
>
> Happy Furahi Day!
>
>
>
> Rest of the Program:
>
> Day 4: Connectivity & Wrap Up
>
>
>
> Warm Regards,
>
> Tr. Karis
>
> Walu
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