WARNING: Philip K. Dick spoilers. If you don’t want to read them, you probably ought to stop reading here.
You may have noticed that I have not been present much of late on Facebook.
Enforcing Our Community Standards — We believe in giving people a voice, but we also want everyone using Facebook to feel safe. It’s why we have Community Standards and remove anything that violates them, including hate speech that attacks or dehumanizes others.
I guess being governed by robots with awesome powers and no appeal is making me feel “safe”? No.
I was NOT in Facebook jail. No: I experienced something much darker, which almost convinced me to roll up the writing tent and pack it away for the foreseeable future.
There is a very good and very ugly reason for this. I’ve been locked in Facebook limbo, stuck in an infinite do-loop, and lost in a Kafkaesque nightmare of our possible future. Let’s back up …