Social media is a dark place where the uncouth and the fake news brigade abound.
Celebrities are easy targets of these reprehensible creatures.
Alma Concepcion is an example.
The semi-retired actor and former beauty queen, who uses her Facebook account to sell beauty products, recently had an unpleasant encounter with someone who went to her page and posted sexually explicit statements addressed to her.
But instead of getting ruffled, she put one over the offender by taking screenshots of his posts and reposting them, with the caption: “Pervert messages will be posted,” adding that he’s married and asking netizens to “share till it reaches his wife.”
The pervert deactivated his Facebook account.
Reposting is a quicker way to get back at these unsavory creatures rather than reporting them to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and then filing charges which entails expense.
But in the case of 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray, she sued a tabloid for posting alleged nude photos of her.
Selena calls out
social media CEOs
Social media can also be a means to bring about change. That’s what Selena Gomez did, after the infamous Capitol Hill riot staged by right-wing protesters.
A report on Billboard, “Selena Gomez says social media CEOs ‘failed the American people after US Capitol breach,’” said that US singer and actor called out “tech giants for not doing enough, and for their inability to control the spread of misinformation and violent rhetoric on their platforms in recent months — which has allowed for both the President himself and his supporters to spread baseless claims of election fraud.”
The report went on: “In a note shared to Twitter following the chaos in Washington D.C., Gomez specifically called out Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google as entities, plus YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and CEO of Alphabet Inc. and Google Sundar Pichai.
“Today is the result of allowing people with hate in their hearts to use platforms that should be used to bring people together and allow people to build community,” she wrote, before naming the aforementioned list of tech leaders. “You have all failed the American people today, and I hope you’re going to fix things moving forward.”
Selena had previously expressed her condemnation of Facebook. In December, she wrote: “Scientific disinformation has and will cost lives. Facebook said they don’t allow lies about Covid and vaccines to be spread on their platforms. So how come all of this is still happening? Facebook is going to be responsible for thousands of deaths if they don’t take action now!”