Facebook: Is It Possibly Broken?


Lately, I have begun to seriously wonder if Facebook may be broken. Yes, literally broken.

I mean, think about it. Facebook has gotten so big — around two billion users, from what I have read — that maybe its worldwide network of servers, bots and algorithms can no longer handle the load. Is it possible that there are simply way too many users, even though Facebook relies upon a global network of CDNs?

Now, obviously, I don’t know this for a fact, and it is just a theory on my part, but I suspect that maybe this user overload is in large part the reason why so many errors have been made in recent months. I am talking about all of the false positives with Facebook’s security system. In other words, I am referring to the forced log offs, the forced lockouts, having to jump through Facebook’s security hoops so many times, having to change our passwords so many times, seeing our posts frequently removed, etc.

I know for a fact — because my FB friends have told me so, and because I have experienced it many times myself — that people are getting locked out, and logged off, of their accounts for the stupidest reasons. Furthermore, their posts are being removed when they have done absolutely nothing wrong. They haven’t posted anything inappropriate. And that includes myself as well. In other words, we have NOT violated Facebook’s “Community Standards” in any way, as far as I can tell. It makes absolutely no sense that these things are happening so much, and so frequently, unless there is some kind of ongoing systemic failure going on with Facebook.

Folks, I just don’t believe that Facebook’s head honchos are so stupid, that they would continue to harass us that much. Think about it. They are already under tremendous pressure from the U.S. government, and from other entities, due to their multiple security gaffs, their apparent discrimination against Conservatives and Christians, etc. So why would they go out of their way, and do anything to further infuriate their user base? From what I have read, people are already leaving Facebook in droves, because they are fed up with it. So again, is it possible that there are some serious technical issues going on which have little or nothing to do with discrimination against us?

I don’t know how many of my related posts you have seen, but as I have already made really clear a number of times already, after almost nine years of virtual peace on Facebook, with near zero harassment, it has been a real nightmare for me since early October, 2019.

As I mentioned a minute ago, I have been forced logged off and forced locked out of my account dozens of times. I have been forced to jump through Facebook’s security hoops and change my password dozens of times over the past three months. I have also uploaded my personal ID dozens of times. And literally dozens of my posts have been removed. And this has been going on since October.

So, yes, as I have stated before, it could be intentional harassment due to my Christian faith. But I am beginning to believe that it is more than that. Technically, it just seems to me that something is seriously screwed up, and the Facebook staff just don’t have a handle on it yet, whatever it is.

I could be wrong, but that is my suspicion. What do YOU think? Let us know. Thanks!

About Bill Kochman

Bill Kochman is a Christian writer, poet, graphic artist, online evangelist and founder and webmaster of the Bill's Bible Basics website and blog, as well as the founder and administrator of the Christian Social Network. His interests include tropical fish, Macintosh computers, web design, writing poetry, God's natural creation and his cats, Obsidian, Mischief and their progeny.
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