back to article A glimpse of life under President Zuckerberg? Facebook CEO's boffins censor awkward Q&A

Money can't buy you love, but it can remove criticism, at least in the hallowed world of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. With the Zuck continuing his Definitely Not Getting Into A Presidential Race tour of the United States, carrying out a bizarre series of secret photo-ops and precision-engineered PR-friendly drop-ins on normal …

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Censorship

Is and always has been double-plus ungood.

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This was an /r/science AMA

Very strict rules about 'science only questions' - so, I presume this was just the mods deleting stuff that didn't follow those rules.

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Re: This was an /r/science AMA

People don't care about what the title of the subreddit is. That Zuckerberg receives so much vitriol on a discussion of a completely unrelated topic tells you that most folks don't give a shit what he has to say on science issues, and these folks will gladly flaunt those fake internet discussion rules to take shots at a man that is dumbing down the Internet for his own personal gain.

Discussion rules don't apply to universally hated figures. People know that he's using the AMA and the touring to distract from the problems he's causing, and the comments are going to reflect that regardless of how much money is spent to squelch them.

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Re: This was an /r/science AMA

having actual SCIENTISTS discussing science would be better than Zuck anyway.

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My rant on this situation

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So the big question is why did they even bother with an AMA session?

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PR stunt.

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Seems like it may have backfired a little. It's called the Streisand effect right? The more you censor an image or question online, the more people notice it.

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People mainly notice such things by being told by others. I wonder if the censorship will extend to Faceborg posts about the incident?

That guy is a textbook sociopath.

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Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

Zucky, Bezo and Musk are likely front men for Demonic Warlords.... boycott these monopolists....

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Re: Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

Musk isn't a monopolist. At least not yet. Though if his rocket tech keeps improving and the rest of the industry doesn't catch up, I suppose he might be.

Admittedly he's got the name, and the spaceships, to be a demonic warlord (whatever one of those is). Or at least a Bond villain.

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Re: Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

Musk is definately Bond Villain not demonic warlord.

White cat.

Volcano base

Yes Bond Villain.

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Re: Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

Musk in a secret volcano base? Maybe, but only if he managed to talk SPECTRE the U.S. Government into footing the bill.

Zuck, on the other hand... who looks at him and DOESN'T see Elliot Carver?

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Re: Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

No I see an irritating twerp.

Carver is a young unwalnutty Turdoch

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Re: Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

MJI,

Musk has a sense of humor about it:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/588144086755999744?lang=en

"If this works, I'm treating myself to a volcano lair. It's time."

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Re: Help make FakeBook the next MySpace....

I know, he has a good laugh about it.

Still don't think much of Zuckerberg!

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So The Zuck is setting up a "research" company

And he's trying to make it look like a charity when it is clearly a for-profit entity that has zero transparency and no obligation to report anything. Typical.

You'd have to be daft to give him money anyways. I'm sure he'll find some who will, though.

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Re: So The Zuck is setting up a "research" company

You'd have to be daft to give him money anyways. I'm sure he'll find some who will, though.

The way FB has it's creepy tendrils all over the net, you'd need to be pretty canny to just avoid contributing to the FB oligarchy in some way.

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So, if /r/science has such a very strict policy, and I support their right to do so and enforce it, should they not rename AMA to AMA(sti)* or something? It IS kinda misleading...

* Ask Me Anything (sciencey, that is)

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MJI
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What is the use of a Zuckerberg anyway?

Why compare him to Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos?

Both of those have achieved more.

Elon Musk is definately more intelligent.

Jeff Bezos has a much more usefull product.

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Re: What is the use of a Zuckerberg anyway?

Jeff Bezos has a much more usefull product.

Or so he claims.

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These are the people who will disappear the "faux news" for your reading pleasure

Oh Brave New World!

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

CZI?

More like Sleazy I.

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