Facebook Wants You to Forget September 11th – But You Should Never Forget
Does it feel like people have forgotten what happened on September 11, 2001?
A decade or so ago, no one could have imagined ever being able to forget those tragic events that led to thousands of Americans dying. But as time goes on, it definitely seems like more and more Americans have forgotten.
And really, they should never forget.
Facebook Helps People Forget 9/11/01 with Graphic Content Filter
Well, now Facebook is helping people forget the unforgettable.
As we were scrolling through our feed on the morning of Sept. 11, 2020 – 19 years after those fateful moments in American history, we saw a post sharing images of the World Trade Center engulfed in flames.
Well, actually, we saw this:
Facebook decided to apply its graphic content filter on the image.
What we should have seen, unfiltered, was this:
Perhaps it was filtered because one of the images shows someone jumping to their death from one of the Twin Towers that day.
But no American should ever be filtered from seeing these images. They definitely happened and they should never be forgotten.
That poor soul who decided to jump from World Trade Center rather than be consumed by flames or crushed in rubble as the buildings came crashing to the ground was real.
And we should never forget that there are people – now among us here on American soil – who want us all to forget that day and to forget what makes America so great.
There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t remember those events and how it shaped the way we live our lives today.
And we shouldn’t allow social media sites like Facebook to help people forget what happened either.