Go Home Facebook, You’re Drunk

Drunk on Facebook

Go Home Facebook, You're Drunk

So I was on Facebook, actually making a post about something and the following pop-up appeared.

Facebook is Drunk

Say what, how does a post consider SPAM, and why are you just now worried about it when it was from 2019? According to Wikipedia SPAM – Name comes from a Monty Python sketch in which the name of the canned pork product Spam is ubiquitous, unavoidable, and repetitive. Email spam has steadily grown since the early 1990s, and by 2014 was estimated to account for around 90% of total email traffic.

Since the expense of the spam is borne mostly by the recipient, it is effectively postage-due advertising. This makes it an excellent example of a negative externality.

The legal definition and status of spam vary from one jurisdiction to another, but nowhere have laws and lawsuits been particularly successful in stemming spam.

Alright, Google is my friend, Facebook has a page about SPAM posts and another one here.

Spam involves contacting people with unwanted content or requests. This includes sending bulk messages, excessively posting links or images to people’s timelines, and sending friend requests to people you don’t know personally.
Spam is sometimes spread by clicking on bad links or installing malicious software. On other occasions, scammers gain access to people’s Facebook accounts, which are then used to send out spam.
If you clicked on something that turned out to be spam or your account is creating unwanted posts, events, groups, or Pages, try these steps…..
OK, I still don’t see how this post is SPAM, but let me see if I can Google the title and see what I get.  Well, that is strange, nothing either, except for other pages that are marked as SPAM. Good thing I just downloaded my Facebook information a few weeks ago, so let me look and see what I find.
Nope, I never made that post and I know my account is secure, I constantly track the logins to my account and have a 2FA setup. OK, moving on, let’s get back to the pop-up itself.
I clicked the Continue button on the pop-up (of course after I confirmed that it was actually a pop-up from Facebook (thank you Facebook for adding to my notifications).
Facebook is Drunk
The next screen honestly didn’t provide me with any details, and I had no choice but to click Continue
Facebook is Drunk
Again, the next screen of course didn’t provide any details, so I had no choice but to click Continue again
Facebook is Drunk
Finally, I have an option, but, they aren’t very good options. I can Disagree With the Decision (assuming this means that I can dispute it) and Secure my Account (this means that I think my account has been hacked). I choose to Disagree.
Facebook is Drunk
Well hell, this doesn’t help at all. I could care less about the post, I mean if actually posted it, it was from 2019 so no one is ever going to click the down scroll that many times to find a post from 2019, but I still don’t understand what the hell Facebook is doing, focusing on a post from 2019.
Looking deeper into this, I see that there are a ton of people complaining about this. It seems that someone made a comment that Facebook considers SPAM.
Whatever, Go home Facebook, you’re drunk!

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