Andy’s addiction to Facebook was legendary; he had access to it on every electronic device he owned and checked it multiple times each hour.
As he logged on to check his feed he noticed an unfamiliar name alongside a post that depicted his favorite in the presidential race in a very negative light; he tried to remove it but nothing he tried worked. He posted to his friends that the comments contained in the post were not his and followed it with a note to the Facebook help desk, requesting their assistance. He received no reply and by the next day had forgotten about it.
Things were going fairly well in Andy’s Facebook world; his game play stat’s were high and his farm was thriving but on Tuesday he noticed a very provocative post in his feed. He tried every trick he knew and even took to an internet search engine in an effort to see if there was anything he might have missed. Every effort to eliminate the offensive material was thwarted. After contacting the Facebook help desk again and getting a formed reply indicating the post did not violate the content policy, Andy sent private messages to his friends; Andy decided that he’d had enough of Facebook and closed his account, while his friends wondered why he simply had not checked his security settings.
The pixies over at the Daily Prompt asked us to consider the current issue with Facebook’s apparent hands-off attitude toward the moderation of content, while Story A Day asked us to explore what it might be like to have a character who is unable to get something he or she wants. Click the links to add yours today.