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Eli The Computer Guy vs Facebook

From the Pocbooks.com Archives: Eli The Computer Guy vs Facebook (Article Originally Posted July 2, 2014)

“I don’t get into the morals and ethics”; “I concentrate on myself”. People who have been aware of “Eli the Computer Guy” for the past few years would probably say they heard Eli expressed those words more in the past 2 months than they have in the past 2 years.

On July 1, 2014; Eli went through explaining his disgust with Facebook’s reported emotional experiments on its users. Discretion is advised due to the reason Eli was highly upset. Since this was the first I heard of it, and Eli is often what I would say “smart on” in the technology field for solutions, I wanted to hear about this before I looked it up myself.

On July 2, 2014 Eli provided instructions on

“How to Delete Your Facebook Account”

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWPZCIEvtmo

He also reiterated the reasons for deleting his highly profitable account at Facebook. On the same day, July 2, 2014; the following news report came out in London.

“British regulators are investigating revelations that Facebook treated hordes of its users like laboratory rats in an experiment probing into their emotions.”

Eli the Computer Guy

Here is the link to the titled article.
UK Opens Probe Into Facebook’s Psych Experiment

abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/uk-investigating-facebook-psych-experiment-24395951

The term VS means to be against something. Eli and other reports state reasons that will make the most trusting of people say, “I can’t agree with this.”

Now this Geek Brain Dump post is not to tell you what to do in this matter of keeping or deleting your Facebook account. It is to keep you informed of how positive Information Technology can be used and also the negative ways it can be implemented.

Now allow my final thoughts for this article to be on Eli. Even though he says that he does not get into morals or ethics, make no mistake about it, in his analyzing the Facebook experiments he is expressing principles being violated that pertains to “Golden rules” that even Franklyn Covey has talked about. Covey mentions in class curriculum on Ethics, to use full, accurate, and honest information in everything you communicate. There other principles from additional sources to consider like “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” Would anyone want their powers of reason to be influenced in a negative way?

So, you have to decide for yourself at least 2 things:

  1. Has Facebook as a business crossed ethical lines for you?
  2. What is the cost to you for keeping or deleting the account?

The decision / choice is yours.

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What We Learned From a Tuskegee Medical Experiment

The Tuskegee Medical Syphilis Experiment Ethical Contemplation

This article was posted at 10:00 am on April 30, 2020

What We Learned From a Tuskegee Medical Experiment
Quick Facts on Tuskegee Founder 1890 to 1915

Booker Taliaferro Washington founded the Tuskegee University in Alabama. Experiences in his lifetime:

Educator
Adviser to several presidents of the United States.

The question for perceptive readers: What is/was Booker T. Washington motive and wish?
Start of Consideration for Dialogue

I started the social media posts with this video on April 28, 2020

“Beautiful sound of healing”
And I asked: Do you get the sense of this?
Beautiful Sound of Healing Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ8W4tA6cpk

The Tuskegee Medical Research, or as in some circles call it, experiment; indelibly left a mark on some of our human and nurturing psyche the importance of keeping a heart of mercy and awareness when in positions of trust.

In these series of podcast noted below, you are able to listen to my hypothesis and experience with the importance placed in these honorable position(s) or occupation. Mother and Fathers are certainly included though not specifically mentioned in the selected podcasts below.

Position of Trust Help in Sanctuary

Tuskegee Quotes & Attribution shared on Twitter

You can view my postings of the below information here

“In 1932, the Public Health Service, working with the Tuskegee Institute, began a study to record the natural history of syphilis in hopes of JUSTIFYING treatment programs for blacks.”
Read More here
https://www.cdc.gov/tuskegee/timeline.htm

What Went Wrong?
“The panel had nine members from the fields of medicine, law, religion, labor, education, health administration, and public affairs.”

‘What Went Wrong? Part 2
However, there was no evidence that researchers had informed them of the study or its real purpose. In fact, the men had been misled and had not been given all the facts required to provide informed consent.’

The Study Ends and Reparation Begins The advisory panel concluded that the Tuskegee Study was “ETHICALLY UNJUSTIFIED”
www.cdc.gov

5) My short comment that would be in a term paper: “If ones in a position of trust can’t reason this out early on, then what hope is there for the people? Thank God there are ones over all who would have never went along (complicity) with the below travesty”
My Indelible Conclusion – James

As you observed in the last statement of the Twitter (https://twitter.com/JamesLynchJr5) shares; I left all the perceptive readers the crux of the matter in a question.
“If ones in a position of trust can’t reason this out early on, then what hope is there for the people?”

When people are blessed with roles (occupation) that people are dependent upon you for the highest levels of trust and care, it is of the utmost importance to maintain that level of trust; even if you no longer have the abilities (or assignment) to maintain such care. For example, in this day and age, A mother or father who loves and nurtures a child; does not starve a child because the mother has run out of breast milk. Or maybe the child needs specialized care that is available.

The pride of the parents would never allow them to neglect the child because of something they are unable to give due to a lack of understanding, or knowledge.
The same goes for the medical field as well, do you agree? I would also promote the above conclusion for certified social science decision makers as well.

The Tuskegee medical research program during that time turned out to be for some, good intentions to gather knowledge for help, which turned into amoral decisions being made and allowed which produced a travesty in a community of lives. Never may this be so is our resolve for all who wish to nurture and do good in the universe.