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Facebook suicide hotline

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Facebook causes depression and anxiety, and quitting is the best thing you can do for your mental health.

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After the article earlier about memory manipulation and what that entails and now this, it looks like FB really is headed toward an Orwellian reality. Or maybe Huxley's "Brave New World"?

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Can we also have a terrorist hotline on Facebook? E.g. I'm concerned about someone's extremist postings, and their last check-in was at the Starbucks next door to the Guns & Ammo superstore; perhaps Facebook could send some cat videos their way to calm them down.

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And here I thought Facebook was preparing to do the right thing...

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Anonymous Coward

Facebook-Suicide-watch...

In partnership with the US government.... We need more volunteers for our "Parallax-View" program... It'll help with recruiting, as we always need more patsies...

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Confused...

'"Now, with the help of these new tools, if someone posts something on Facebook that makes you concerned about their well-being, you can reach out to them directly," Facebook global head of safety Antigone Davis and researcher Jennifer Guadagno said.'

"The reporting user remains anonymous."

So which is it?

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Devil

I can't help being cynical

"The person will then receive a message from Facebook stating that someone is concerned about them, as well as links to resources such as suicide prevention hotlines."

No sponsored links to local gun smiths or pharmacies then?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: I can't help being cynical

In other words: "nobody (human) cares about you."

Cue rise in suicides...

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Anonymous Coward

When I'm feeling suicidal, I prefer to ask 4chan for help.

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