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Steve
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reply to SipSizzurp

Re: German state orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms

said by SipSizzurp:

Unless there is also a law that forces FaceBook to provide free service to Germany, I do not see how Germany has any business dictating their policies. FaceBook would do well to tell them "take it as it is, or leave it". Too many world governments are getting comfortable with the police state mentality that the USA is busy perfecting so well.

Indeed. What about Facebook engenders in so many the notion that they are entitled to anything beyond voting with their mice?

Mele20
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said by Steve:

said by SipSizzurp:

Unless there is also a law that forces FaceBook to provide free service to Germany, I do not see how Germany has any business dictating their policies. FaceBook would do well to tell them "take it as it is, or leave it". Too many world governments are getting comfortable with the police state mentality that the USA is busy perfecting so well.

Indeed. What about Facebook engenders in so many the notion that they are entitled to anything beyond voting with their mice?

Some government agencies, many businesses, etc require customers to use Facebook to interact with them and the trend is growing. People feel pressured to use Facebook for these purposes.

So, it is not so simple voting with your mouse. The sad thing is that Germany and the USA have done an almost complete role reversal since World War II. More power to the Germans. I hope they really stick it to Facebook and I hope the USA grows some balls and some integrity when it comes to privacy, freedom and liberty.

Germany has not forgotten the original purpose of the internet but the USA has turned that on its head and has made a mockery out what the internet was envisioned to be. And "we the people" have been reduced to ...well....I don't want to break forum rules although I am not sure that matters anymore either.
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Steve
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What government agency requires anybody to use Facebook to deal with them?



Name Game
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None really..but they are there...

Federal Agencies
Welcome to the Federal Agencies page. By default, agencies and departments are listed alphabetically. Each office's use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, RSS feeds and Flickr are tracked. Click on the arrows in the header column to sort.
Permission to edit this page is open to the public. Click here to follow the agencies list on twitter.

»govsm.com/w/Federal_Agencies
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Steve
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There are plenty of government agencies who have a presence in social media (why not?), but none of them require Facebook for interaction.


Mele20
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Some DO require it. I am not going to list them though. That would be quite foolish of me.

Plus, there are plenty of businesses these days that have no way to contact/give feedback/etc them except via Facebook.
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When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. Thomas Jefferson



Steve
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said by Mele20:

Some DO require it. I am not going to list them though. That would be quite foolish of me.

I made a claim that no government agencies require you to interact with them on Facebook, and you can disprove my claim with one counterexample, yet you prefer for us to just take your word for it?

That sounds quite foolish of you.


Red_Menace
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reply to Mele20

You are going to have to do better than that. Any public agency needs to be accessible by the public, who may not necessarily have access to computers or the internet (and that number is not insignificant).