I don't think we pay enough attention to the fact that basically all the "resistance" organization is done through... Facebook groups.

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I mean, if I was a government/corporate org likely to be protested, I'd be quietly starting anon FB groups to *organize* protests. And then when I had everybody in my group, I'd be scheduling protests for just-slightly-inconvenient times, keeping track of all the leaders that sprang up and, when all the gentle nudges stopped keeping things manageable, deleting the group (or silently converting it into something that would look incriminating on people's profiles).

But, you know, that's just me.

@batterpunts Well, yeah, not weird from FB's side at all just... a little weird that folks are so enthusiastically giving that information to a known bad actor.

@gamehawk @batterpunts

they may all be assuming (likely v. incorrectly) that they're 'too small' to be worth tracking

(whereas the truth is only the you-know-who groups have been determined "not worth tracking" by the US feds, lol. god everything's so fucked)

@tdorey I spent too many years battling spam on mailing lists/Usenet/etc. and my mind always goes immediately to "how would one abuse this public forum" anymore. πŸ˜”

@gamehawk I wish I could tell you that I thought you were being paranoid, but these days it seems my most used phrase is "what could possibly go wrong?"

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