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Started: 5/3/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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fbdebate

Con

Facebook imposes on you to reveal your true identity, are you aware of this?

Article 1 of their ‘TOS' explicitly states, "You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission." A statement in ‘direct conflict' with remaining anonymous on the internet for guaranteed privacy.

Article 2 states, "You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.". Almost sounds like a direct order doesn't it?

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bossyburrito

Pro

I accept. I assume the first round is for acceptance?
Debate Round No. 1
fbdebate

Con

The first round wasn't for acceptance i presume, that would have been a waste of debating space in my opinion. Then again, I'm a noob.

So the fact of the matter is here is that Facebook imposes on you to reveal your true identity.

Article 1 of their ‘TOS' explicitly states, "You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission." A statement in ‘direct conflict' with remaining anonymous on the internet for guaranteed privacy.

Article 2 states, "You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.". Almost sounds like a direct order doesn't it?

On top of all this, despite wanting you to directly link your profile to your actual identity, the organization main priority has become to 'promote privacy' in all ways possible to cover up the truth that there is a much larger privacy game at hand and that your information is being sold to make Facebook billions of US dollars.

The fact of the matter is that you have become a slave to FB because of its functionlity and the way it connects you to people you thought you lost. At the same time, Mr. Zuckerberg takes advantage of this and is making billions of you. Your entire history has gone online, you've lost your privacy and as more people continue joining, there will be a point of no return.
Are these points not wise to consider in their most basic sense? I think the fallacies that Facebook represents, in relation to the increasing privacy issues, presents a unique niche chance to create csomething like Facebook that aims at actual privacy and the promotion of publicity and not the other way around.
bossyburrito

Pro

Sorry about the first round.


Article 1 of their ‘TOS' explicitly states, "You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission." A statement in ‘direct conflict' with remaining anonymous on the internet for guaranteed privacy.

See, the problem about this is that it doesn't matter if it isn't anonymous. The point of facebook is to be a social networking tool. This would not work if people had random usernames. You would lose the ability to be able to search directly for a friend that you haven't seen in years. This is the reason they do not want you to muck about with spamming accounts and accounts that try to impersonate someone.


Article 2 states, "You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.". Almost sounds like a direct order doesn't it?

This quote doesn't state that you should put all your contact info up for everyone. It is meant to prevent calls to outdated numbers and inconveniences like that.



On top of all this, despite wanting you to directly link your profile to your actual identity, the organization main priority has become to 'promote privacy' in all ways possible to cover up the truth that there is a much larger privacy game at hand and that your information is being sold to make Facebook billions of US dollars.

Evidence?

Your entire history has gone online, you've lost your privacy and as more people continue joining, there will be a point of no return.

A) What history? My name and location? I do not see how this is a problem. There is more of a chance that something bad will come out of using a credit card at a store. In that instance, you are giving out information that can BE USED. In this case, even if your info is being sold, it would be sold to advertisers. Now, go to Facebook.com and look at the ads. There are ads before you enter your info. All your info does is let your friends find you, and it lets ads personalize for your area. Now go to your email before and after facebook. Do you see a difference? I don't. You want to know why? Spam filters.


Unless you put your phone number on your page, which common sense tells you not to (If I post my number on the bathroom wall and write "Jenny", then ill get a hell of a lot more calls than from facebook) , you are not affected in the slightest by this. I have yet to see evidence for any of your claims.

Debate Round No. 2
fbdebate

Con

fbdebate forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by bossyburrito 5 years ago
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