@paul Facebook has over 2 billion users on its network.
if actual outreach and coalition building is a key target for organizing, why in the world would we shun a tool obviously still critical in that realm?
I absolutely hate fb and wish everyone would come to #fediverse. That's also a pipe dream when ppl are busy and use the tools they know and cant get all the things here that they do there.
I remade an acct to keep up with comrades / access events.
Organize where effective.
Would I like every single one of my comrades to perma delete fb and make the fediverse their social media home? Hell. Yes.
Is that going to happen? Absolutely not.
So the question is... do we abandon all those connections and channels of communication because it's a terrible platform?
I don't think that's remotely strategic. And I think it's selfish
@slackz @paul The only legitimate use of Facebook I see is to use it against the grain to get people off of Facebook. So, yes, use it to reach people you wouldn’t otherwise reach but not as the canonical location of any information or functionality. Make the canonical location of your activism an independent place and lead people there with every post on Facebook (if it even reaches them via their algorithmically-censored timelines).
I dont see all their posts, surely i don't trust fb for curating all the things, sometimes I have to click thru to profile to see various things.
But I also know if I just chucked fb i the trash, I would miss all that and be a lesser organizer. Yea fuck fb and let's persuade ppl off, but there's a lot of nuance here
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