My answer to Mark Zuckerberg

Marks letter today on Facebook 10/05/21

Mark Zuckerberg 

Favorites  · 15m  · I wanted to share a note I wrote to everyone at our company.—Hey everyone: it’s been quite a week, and I wanted to share some thoughts with all of you. First, the SEV that took down all our services yesterday was the worst outage we’ve had in years. We’ve spent the past 24 hours debriefing how we can strengthen our systems against this kind of failure. This was also a reminder of how much our work matters to people. The deeper concern with an outage like this isn’t how many people switch to competitive services or how much money we lose, but what it means for the people who rely on our services to communicate with loved ones, run their businesses, or support their communities.Second, now that today’s testimony is over, I wanted to reflect on the public debate we’re in. I’m sure many of you have found the recent coverage hard to read because it just doesn’t reflect the company we know. We care deeply about issues like safety, well-being and mental health. It’s difficult to see coverage that misrepresents our work and our motives. At the most basic level, I think most of us just don’t recognize the false picture of the company that is being painted.Many of the claims don’t make any sense. If we wanted to ignore research, why would we create an industry-leading research program to understand these important issues in the first place? If we didn’t care about fighting harmful content, then why would we employ so many more people dedicated to this than any other company in our space — even ones larger than us? If we wanted to hide our results, why would we have established an industry-leading standard for transparency and reporting on what we’re doing? And if social media were as responsible for polarizing society as some people claim, then why are we seeing polarization increase in the US while it stays flat or declines in many countries with just as heavy use of social media around the world?At the heart of these accusations is this idea that we prioritize profit over safety and well-being. That’s just not true. For example, one move that has been called into question is when we introduced the Meaningful Social Interactions change to News Feed. This change showed fewer viral videos and more content from friends and family — which we did knowing it would mean people spent less time on Facebook, but that research suggested it was the right thing for people’s well-being. Is that something a company focused on profits over people would do? The argument that we deliberately push content that makes people angry for profit is deeply illogical. We make money from ads, and advertisers consistently tell us they don’t want their ads next to harmful or angry content. And I don’t know any tech company that sets out to build products that make people angry or depressed. The moral, business and product incentives all point in the opposite direction.But of everything published, I’m particularly focused on the questions raised about our work with kids. I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the kinds of experiences I want my kids and others to have online, and it’s very important to me that everything we build is safe and good for kids.The reality is that young people use technology. Think about how many school-age kids have phones. Rather than ignoring this, technology companies should build experiences that meet their needs while also keeping them safe. We’re deeply committed to doing industry-leading work in this area. A good example of this work is Messenger Kids, which is widely recognized as better and safer than alternatives.We’ve also worked on bringing this kind of age-appropriate experience with parental controls for Instagram too. But given all the questions about whether this would actually be better for kids, we’ve paused that project to take more time to engage with experts and make sure anything we do would be helpful.Like many of you, I found it difficult to read the mischaracterization of the research into how Instagram affects young people. As we wrote in our Newsroom post explaining this: “The research actually demonstrated that many teens we heard from feel that using Instagram helps them when they are struggling with the kinds of hard moments and issues teenagers have always faced. In fact, in 11 of 12 areas on the slide referenced by the Journal — including serious areas like loneliness, anxiety, sadness and eating issues — more teenage girls who said they struggled with that issue also said Instagram made those difficult times better rather than worse.”But when it comes to young people’s health or well-being, every negative experience matters. It is incredibly sad to think of a young person in a moment of distress who, instead of being comforted, has their experience made worse. We have worked for years on industry-leading efforts to help people in these moments and I’m proud of the work we’ve done. We constantly use our research to improve this work further.Similar to balancing other social issues, I don’t believe private companies should make all of the decisions on their own. That’s why we have advocated for updated internet regulations for several years now. I have testified in Congress multiple times and asked them to update these regulations. I’ve written op-eds outlining the areas of regulation we think are most important related to elections, harmful content, privacy, and competition.We’re committed to doing the best work we can, but at some level the right body to assess tradeoffs between social equities is our democratically elected Congress. For example, what is the right age for teens to be able to use internet services? How should internet services verify people’s ages? And how should companies balance teens’ privacy while giving parents visibility into their activity?If we’re going to have an informed conversation about the effects of social media on young people, it’s important to start with a full picture. We’re committed to doing more research ourselves and making more research publicly available.That said, I’m worried about the incentives that are being set here. We have an industry-leading research program so that we can identify important issues and work on them. It’s disheartening to see that work taken out of context and used to construct a false narrative that we don’t care. If we attack organizations making an effort to study their impact on the world, we’re effectively sending the message that it’s safer not to look at all, in case you find something that could be held against you. That’s the conclusion other companies seem to have reached, and I think that leads to a place that would be far worse for society. Even though it might be easier for us to follow that path, we’re going to keep doing research because it’s the right thing to do.I know it’s frustrating to see the good work we do get mischaracterized, especially for those of you who are making important contributions across safety, integrity, research and product. But I believe that over the long term if we keep trying to do what’s right and delivering experiences that improve people’s lives, it will be better for our community and our business. I’ve asked leaders across the company to do deep dives on our work across many areas over the next few days so you can see everything that we’re doing to get there.When I reflect on our work, I think about the real impact we have on the world — the people who can now stay in touch with their loved ones, create opportunities to support themselves, and find community. This is why billions of people love our products. I’m proud of everything we do to keep building the best social products in the world and grateful to all of you for the work you do here every day.


My answer:

You took the checkmark away from my company making it looked like it was a false company, you keep asking me to boost a post that says that my post was false information, and I see the same 15 people every day. People talk about Facebook jail I never really understood what it was like to get out of it. I would really like to have the freedom of enjoying Facebook without getting corrected somehow. Not to mention that I’m not allowed to share the posts from my own business page. I also feel that there’s been an attack on Christian content. These things should not be. I like Facebook but Facebook is not my father God is. When I am restricted from talking about Christian matters that’s not a good place for me to be. I have no ought against you and I do wish you well but there are some things that need to be fixed.

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A new Facebook is on the horizon, mark my words.

I’ve been having odd feelings about Facebook for about a year or so now. I believe that someone is in the background, creating a newer version just as Mark Zuckerberg created a newer version of MySpace. 

It’s down today and so is Instagram. There’s a reason. God is not going to allow it to take over His people and monitor everything that we say and correct us to it’s own liking (Ai.) I bind that monitoring spirit in Jesus mighty name. 

Amen, 

Rev Essie

10/04/21

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Facebook beats a dead horse.

Heads up ladies and gents. If you ever receive a notice from Fb please screen shot it either full screen and crop later or crop while screen shot-ing it. You may need it for later. I feel as though Facebook is confused from having too many “fact-checkers” or they are literally picking on people. How many times can they “warn” me about that Christians in orange suits who were about to get shot by Muslims? Or does that sentence contain the magic word so-to-speak. (Non-believers.) There is too much “inclusion” in the church anymore. We love the people but hate sin. Now a days, the church is loving the people AND their sin. I did a video once called, “Sin in the church” and one on “Sin in the Camp.” That’s what’s happening now. REPENTANCE is out the door! If you don’t include those who adamantly are against Jesus Christ, they kick you to the curb, publicly for all to see. It’s hard to embarrass me. This is why God tells us constantly in the New Testament, “Fear not” and “Be strong.” We have to strengthen ourselves for these days. Now is not the time for pity parties. It’s time to choose whose side we are one. As for me, I am on the Lord’s side.
Please tell your friends. I feel that they are trying to get me off of here. Guess I told the truth too much. If I was a fool, they’d love me. Fools do their business for them. I’m am a seed, bury me and…….I just grow all over again. The Word just duplicates. Gotta love it.

I apologize.

I apologize for not putting my Sunday, Church Online, “Micromanna” link on as I should. Thank you to those who asked me why it wasn’t there. From now on, I will place it here, in our Q&A group and on New Birth Ministries. I just didn’t want to flood anyone’s timelines but due to my phone call and messages today, I will see to it that I do. Sometimes you just need a little kick in the pants.
I love you guys. God bless.
revessie

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God makes a display of our enemies openly!

My “Haman” got embarrassed publicly. (Read the story in the bible about Queen Esther and Haman.) A preacher friend of mine told the actual owner of “The Town of Canonsburg” group on Facebook what one of the moderators did to me by kicking me out of the group ‘thinking’ that I had “stolen” one of his pictures of which I actually didn’t. It was strange. I’ve known this guy (the one who kicked me out) since we were young and he always did have a cocky and argumentative attitude but no one took him serious. He got on council and you couldn’t hit him in the behind with a red apple after that. That’s just what we DIDN’T need. I honestly don’t know how he got on council with his background but I’ll pass on that conversation and keep it to myself. People want to hear it while you are telling it and when the mess hits the fan, they’ll tell everyone that you told it.

A young black man from Canonsburg was in the newspaper for playing football for a professional team and I posted it in “Canonsburg Friends” Group which I was honored to be a moderator. I was very proud of the young Black Man as I am noted myself as the only black female listed in Canonsburg’s BiCentennial History Book as one of their well known singers among Perry Como, Bobby Vinton and Bobby Shawn (my BMF). I am honored y’all! God has been good to me. AND! We are all in the same chapter/section too! I give God all of the Glory.

The one moderator must have something against the 1st Canonsburg group, (Canonsburg Friends) and he got upset that I shared the picture there. I don’t understand it because I shared it from the Pittsburgh Press or something like that, just like everyone else did and he accused me of ‘stealing.’ It’s crazy because it’s the same hometown with these 2 groups right? So, last year sometime, I resigned from being Moderator on Canonsburg Friends, feeling that I had made too many mistakes while doing do. I felt horrible then. In our recent thread that went over until today, people are still commenting on it, it was even mentioned how it would be crazy for Hallmark who is sponsoring Canonsburg’s Christmases now, to find out that they are kicking preachers out of their group.

Anyway, the owner of the 2nd group, “The Town of Canonsburg” apologized and let me back in and my alleged “old friend from our youth” was mad. He messaged me on Messenger and tried to act like he was trying to be nice by letting me back in. It wasn’t him! It was my preacher friend and Rob, the owner. Lolol. There was a whole conversation thread going on about it online as people hadn’t known that this happened to me some time last year. I kept it quiet and gave it to God. People are now messaging me about the hard times that he is giving them and loved ones about things around town since he’s been on council. I received about 3 complaints in 1/2 hour.

The owner of Canonsburg Friends came on the thread in The Town of Canonsburg Group and asked me to come back and be moderator of Canonsburg Friends again!!!! Is God good or what? I’mmmm baaaaack!!! lolol. I am back on both groups! It’s a shame that they can’t blend and have just one group but, it is what it is. (Quiddity.)

If you read the book of Esther, you will see where she put her life on the line by asking her husband the King, who was Persian to save her people, the Jews. He didn’t even know that she was Jewish. There was an evil man named Haman who worked closely under the King and he wanted to kill the Jews. Esther revealed herself to the King to ask for a stay on his planned execution. He timing was bad but God’s timing was excellent. When she finally told the King, Haman laid down on the bed that she was in and begun to harass Queen Esther. He just knew that the King was going to change his heart and hate her too, but…..he didn’t. Instead the King glorified Esther’s Uncle who raised her, Mordecai and changed his decree to kill the Jews. Haman was, needless to say, heated. He was mad when he laid down with Esther but better still, the King was mad at evil Haman for doing what he did and making gallows for Esther’s Uncle to hang on therefore, the King arranged for Haman and his 10 sons to be hung publicly on ….. get this….. the Gallows that he had built for innocent Mordecai.

This is why I say that we should be still and let God fight our battles. It may seem like it takes a while but when He does it, He does it soooo well. Now, my Haman is being hung publicly for trying to hang me. Old folks used to say that if someone wants to make an a– out of themselves, let them do it by themselves. I believe that has happened. (Pardon the jargon.)

I am honestly just giving it to the Lord. The Lord God fought this battle for me and made it so that my ‘enemy’ is being displayed for his evil …. publicly. Amen.

Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

https://revessie.com/2020/06/11/good-morning-6-11-20-thurs/

Weather all the storms through Jesus!

Good Morning! Did you experience heavy storms last night? I did here in Pittsburgh, Pa. where I live and they were pretty bad. I just laid in bed, prayed to my Father in Heaven, did what Jesus did, and commanded the storms to cease and they did. It’s not a miracle, it’s bible-sense. I thought I heard a train coming for a minute or two until I heard a ‘real’ train’s whistle blowing when it was all through. You know what the first one probably was right? I haven’t listened to the news yet, because I finally got a chance to sleep in but I am sure I will hear it when I get on Facebook. I always give God Glory and bless my friends first when I wake up in the morning and yes, I do it in bed before my feet hit the ground and running. And THEN I do it again sipping on my first cup of Folgers. 🙂

I plea the Blood of Jesus over your family and your entire household (friends and loved ones.) May you stay safe and always put it to mind that you are the righteousness of God and no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Amen. Revessie.

Psa 91:10  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

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