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or are there more idiots on FB recently?

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BeingBooyhoo Tue 16-Oct-12 11:07:30

why am i seeing so many more 'likes' of things bashing benefit claimants or declaring that 'all mothers want 5 minutes alone with bridgers' or saying he should be hanged on live tv for us all to see or asking why we test products on animals when there are so many peadophiles in prison? i get that people are angry and of course recent news stories have upset me but there is no part of me that wants to witness a death or to inflict a horrendous death on anyone. i dont think i am alone in feeling like this but it has really surprised me how sick some people who claim to be angered by others' 'sickness' actually are.

DizzyCow63 Tue 16-Oct-12 11:10:13

I've noticed this too and I think it's because you now see everything your friends 'like' or comment on in your newsfeed, whereas before you would only have saw their status' or things they shared. Must admit I've been a bit hmm and confused at some of the things my friends comment on and like etc.

BeingBooyhoo Tue 16-Oct-12 11:13:18

yes there have been several people i have deleted over the last few weeks based on things they have 'liked'.

INeedThatForkOff Tue 16-Oct-12 11:26:44

This has really opened my eyes too. Mark Bridger, posts about the British Army and of course benefits bashing. Lots of it about in general, but all of the above from one 'friend' who unfortunately it's difficult to unfriend or hide as she is a member of DH's family.

The comments she 'likes' are just so offensive and inflamatory in their content and language - I had no idea she was such a pig-headed moron until now.

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Oct-12 11:29:40

I think it's just mindless, moronic fools who lazily click the 'like' button because everyone else has.

Try engaging them in an intellectual debate about it and I'm sure they'd run a mile wink

mamamibbo Tue 16-Oct-12 11:35:26

yanbu... ive just seen someone complaining about "an afgan being rushed into our hospitals for an operation when our children have to wait" hmm

FolkGhoul Tue 16-Oct-12 11:37:38

The world is full of idiots and always has been.

FB just gives them a public forum.

KenLeeeeeee Tue 16-Oct-12 11:39:11


I deleted my facebook account last night because I'm sick of finding out that people I previously thought were lovely and sensible actually have quite alarming right-wing leanings. I prefer not to know that about people.

I saw a post 'WTFing" about the little girl from Pakistan who was shot in the head being treated in a UK hospital. My eyes rolled so hard it gave me a headache.

SneakyNuts Tue 16-Oct-12 11:39:33


I've seen far too many posts about torturing criminals etc, some are so graphic.

BeingBooyhoo Tue 16-Oct-12 11:41:55

i really do want to engage and comment but i dont think it would make any difference.

mama that is so idiotic isn't it? i just want to yell at people to open their minds up and see beyond their noses.

picnicbasketcase Tue 16-Oct-12 11:42:54

I reported a really nasty page full of racist, hate filled, 'bring back hanging for paedos' stuff operating under the heading of being 'proud to be British' a few weeks ago. It's still there. I don't think having vile opinions makes you more patriotic, but apparently it's fine on FB.

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Oct-12 11:45:06

Sorry to hijack your thread OP but I just thought I'd share this.

As funny as it is, we all know it's based on things some of the idiots believe grin

This is is deadly serious, so I strongly advise you to read this for your own sake!!!

Facebook will begin stealing your underwear at midnight tonight if you don't copy & paste this message in the next 37 seconds, forward it to everyone in your mailing list, print a hard copy for your grandmother & call your first ever nursery teacher. This is real. I got the message first hand from Elvis who was having lunch with Bigfoot, while riding the Loch Ness Monster. It was even on the inside back cover of every tabloid in the grocery store checkout line, beside the nude pics of Prince Harry!!!!

Not only is the above going to happen, but Facebook will start charging you tomorrow. They are also going to bill your credit card for the past 3 years of services. Luckily, each person who copies & pastes this status will receive a FREE unicorn in the mail tomorrow. However, if you don't re-post this status, Facebook code has been set up to automatically set your computer on fire .......... It's all true ......... It was on the news! It's official! Facebook users will believe anything their friends copy & paste into their status (Don't forget the hearts. All good copy and pastes gotta have hearts.) ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (stolen from someone else, but absolutely, without a doubt, totally true!!!!!)

stinklebell Tue 16-Oct-12 11:46:03


I've de-friended quite a few people over the last few weeks for FB idiocy. One of them being my MiL for complaining about tax payers paying for treatment for the young girl shot in Pakistan.

I'm always quite shocked when my friends come out with stuff like that as they usually seem so 'normal'

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Oct-12 11:46:58

Oh, the strange code was the hearts confused

BeingBooyhoo Tue 16-Oct-12 11:48:01


that is funny.

<tempted to post to fb>

WorraLiberty Tue 16-Oct-12 11:48:59


mamamibbo Tue 16-Oct-12 11:49:46

i hate the breast cancer awareness crap aswell, hearts wont bring awareness of breastcancer, talking about it will, so wy dont they do that instead?

roughtyping Tue 16-Oct-12 11:50:09

YANBU. Like others have said, it's horrible seeing that a lot of people I thought I knew and that I like actually have v right wing views re death sentence, people claiming benefits, immigration etc. Horrible.

GilbGeekette Tue 16-Oct-12 11:50:10

Worra - I've just spit coffee all over the keyboard grin Scary thing is, I can think of afew people who would re-post this...

picnicbasketcase Tue 16-Oct-12 11:52:14

I also hide people who do those stupid twee status things that exclude everyone who doesn't understand them, and they're somehow meant to raise awareness for cancer. '18 inches, up against the sink, in a blue car' or whatever the fuck.

BeingBooyhoo Tue 16-Oct-12 11:52:37

me too gilb, makes me even more tempted

hiviolet Tue 16-Oct-12 11:53:05

It's the ones who genuinely think that "liking" a photo of a sick baby - I've seen everything from premature babies to babies with horrifying birth defects - you donate money to help them.

vamosbebe Tue 16-Oct-12 11:53:22

unfriend unfriend unfriend.

A lot of the time that person won't realise he/she has been unfriended. I weed out people about twice a year, I think it's healthy - including family.

A friend of ours was not impressed that I didn't want to friend his 13 year old daughter - I'm sorry, my FB site is not for 13 year olds, I don't want to be careful what I post due to 'young eyes' and I don't want to decypher her txtspk to find out she's into Justin Bieber! And I explained that to him.

Having said all that, I don't use it that much now ds is here and I spend most of my online time on MN and never post infammatory stuff on there either.

BeingBooyhoo Tue 16-Oct-12 11:54:15

yes picnic, i hide those too.

threesocksonathreeleggedwitch Tue 16-Oct-12 11:55:01

yanbu I hate this stuff.
fell out with my niece cos she was sharing a photo of a man being hung, ffs he hasn't been found guilty yet(can't remember who it was)
am always shocked that intelligent people can be so thick,

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