Because they manipulate the news feeds spoon-fed to their members.
Although FB claims their “trending” news stories are “an organic or algorithmic representation of user interests and activities,” they actually have a whole team manipulating which stories get fed to the “trending topics” list. As the article makes clear “Managers also instructed them to insert stories that were not trending despite being in the news.”
Now, I have little or no sympathy for anyone who gets their news from Facebook, but this illustrate the normal level of respect FB gives to its members.
Previous reasons NOT to use Facebook.
The woman with crow’s feet wrinkles
and smeared makeup
unfolded the billfold
removing the twenties and leaving the fives
— she had doubled her money and was willing
to leave him
cab fare home.
She waited a minute,
sharp ears listening to the spattering rain
and the flight of an early flock
flying north for the summer.
Slipping on the plastic green raincoat
she slipped out of the room,
leaving him undisturbed
in the empty barn
of his sad dreams.