Turns Out Facebook Hired Filipinos For $2 An Hour To Shut Down Our Page While Mark Zuckerberg Whines About A “Universal Basic Income”
Want to advertise with Turtleboy? Email us at [email protected] for more information, and check out our website about types of advertising we offer.
As you know, our Facebook page has basically been suspended because Facebook is blocking our blogs from appearing in people’s newsfeeds:
We don’t know why this has happened, but I’m sure it has something to do with trolls mass reporting our page for offensive content. And even though we haven’t violated any of the terms and conditions we agreed upon when signing up for Facebook, we’ve still been shut down. Now we have a better idea why though:
“They are the army of workers who man Facebook’s front line, tasked with removing offensive and terror-related material from the internet giant’s site. But a Mail on Sunday investigation has discovered the multi-billion pound social networking site employs hundreds of young Filipinos – some with limited English skills – who work gruelling shifts and say they earn just £1.81 an hour. They are forced to decide in seconds whether or not to delete videos, pictures and posts which are too graphic or violent. Staff face being sacked if they fail to meet strict quotas that mean they have to assess hundreds of extreme posts every shift. Facebook, which recorded profits of more than £4.7 billion in 2015, has come under fire for giving a platform to terrorists to spread their hateful propaganda.”
So what’s happening here is a Filipino laborer making less than $2 an hour is reviewing the reported posts from Turtleboy Sports. This guy probably gets thousands from around the world every hour. He thinks about each post for half a second before validating it or ignoring it. If you do it enough times then you increase the chances that your report will be validated. This is what Facebook is allowed to get away with.
Funny, because just a couple days ago Mark Zuckerberg was giving a feel good speech about a “universal basic income“:
“We should explore ideas like universal basic income to make sure that everyone has a cushion to try new ideas,” Zuckerberg said at his Harvard commencement address Thursday.
So basically everyone should have a universal basic income, unless they’re working in an outsources sweatshop in the Philippines for Facebook. Because Facebook is too cheap to hire people making $15 an hour. The hypocrisy is astounding.
Of course the only reason these people were hired to begin with is because Facebook is OBSESSED with making sure no one ever gets their feelings hurt on Facebook:
So they urge people to report shit by adding things like “fake news” to the list of reportable offenses. But the problem is that they don’t add the staff to support it. Ya know, like a real business would if they expanded. If the grocery store doubled in size, they’d hire new employees. Not Facebook though, they just outsource that shit to the Philippines to cut down on operating costs.
So why do they get away with it? How does the most powerful and richest company in the world continue to be unregulated by the federal government? Simple – Elizabeth Warren is full of shit. Seriously, where the fuck is she when you need her? She’s the alleged watchdog of “big oil” and “big banks” and the champion for the little guy. But Facebook can do whatever the fuck they want and she doesn’t say SHIT. Fraud.
Check out what it’s doing to our business too. Here’s the most recent posts we made, and the amount of people it reached, the number of clicks it got, and the amount of turtle riders who either liked it or commented on it:
The one on the Revere City Councilor (which has since been removed with no explanation) got 290 views and was clicked on 27 times. Now lets look at what a typical day at the office was like prior to this suspension:
As you can see, tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people viewed each blog, clicked on it, and/or left a comment. The Billerica firefighter sex story was viewed over 114,000 times. And since we make money per view, it’s obviously not good for business.
No worries though. We’re not gonna whine, we’re gonna fight back like we always do. This is just the cost of doing business and a hurdle we will overcome. It will take time but make no doubt about it – we will win. We always win.
We urge you to support the Turtleboy Sponsors by doing business with them. Without them none of this is possible. Click on any of them to check out their sites or Facebook pages.