There are fewer of us liking and sharing Facebook posts today in recognition of how the social media giant shut off Korryn Gaines’ access to her Facebook and Instagram accounts — at the Baltimore County police department’s request — just before a SWAT team ended an hours-long standoff with Gaines by kicking in her apartment door and shooting her dead. The police also shot and wounded Gaines’ five-year old son.
Gaines was streaming the standoff on Facebook Live just before her accounts were deactivated.
While I’m tempted to dig into the thought processes involved with a local police department calling someone in a multi-billion dollar global corporation — presumably at a very senior level — to help them suppress live video evidence of an armed standoff that stemmed from vehicular fines, I’ll stick to one main point: I’m off Facebook and Instagram today.
We may have to do more of these logouts …
song currently stuck in my head: “on sonho (moon dreams)” airto moreira feat. flora purim