Facebook’s Wrong Move

“Facebook defends decision to leave fake Pelosi video and says users should make up their own minds.”

Thoughts:

Social Media is a part of our daily lives now days. People browse and refresh their news feed several times in a day rather than watching news on the television or through news channels. This method is quick and easy to access so it is very much popular among the viewers.

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter etc. are some social media platforms where any news whether it’s fake or real goes viral within seconds. Moreover, if the topic is about a public figure then it spreads way faster.

The fake Pelosi video that created a lot of arguments should be removed from every platform because it got no authenticity. Facebook or any other platform must show solidarity on handling fake and demeaning news.

As per Facebook’s decision on not taking down the controversial video fully, will only create confusion to some audiences that are ignorant enough to search for the truth and they will end up believing and spreading the video no matter what, to support their views. Also, recently Facebook started paying creators for their creations like YouTube and to go viral anybody from anywhere now can use technology to portray something absolutely fake and the irony is they’ll make money out of it; as most of the viewers only care about juicy topics without speculating right or wrong.

Facebook had an opportunity to show the world through this particular incident that they are with the truth rather than just thinking about their business profitability.

As a woman I feel violated because this platform was created to ensure privacy first; people placed their trust in this platform and it got popular among all ages. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is a well reputed individual if she is not safe in the social media world then regular people like us will indeed not feel safe either. It’s a disgrace that Facebook’s VP is a woman but argued absurdly through supporting her company’s irrational point of view on why they’re not removing the video fully. The way she answered Anderson Cooper’s questions so articulately it only proved her illiteracy towards handling these kinds of sensitive topics. It doesn’t even make any sense because people will judge no matter what but promoting something this demeaning will only influence maniacs toward spreading hate and ending up with heinous acts.

All big companies and organizations got social media accounts, also now days before making it to the broadcasting system, news spread in the social media first, so even if they disagree like Facebook’s VP said, ‘not in the news business’ they’ve been actually in the news business from the beginning; so they have the responsibility to act wisely.

Facebook should have supported the decision the way other social media platforms respected through removing the video fully but the way FB handled this matter, in near future they indeed will have to face the consequences.

© AlvnaKarim

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Natural Downfall

Even the strongest got weaknesses,
The wisest got imperfections,
The hopeful got depression,
The patient one got complaints…

So what do they do when they’re not at their best?

Fake it, panic, freak out or runaway?!
No.
It’s a natural downfall but for a while indeed.

Its because nature wants to show-
What will happen when they are at their worst…
That they should never be proud,
That there are much more to improve and to realize,
Much more to explore and to understand.

As perfection is a lie;
And, learning got no ending…

© AlvnaKarim

স্পন্দন/Impulse

I’ve written several poems but this one was the second poem that I wrote in Bengali Language. Bangla is a language that is very close to my heart. Didn’t want to translate the lines, so accept my apology but I feel like the translation would’ve snatched the actual flavor & rawness of the poem. But if anyone wants to know then I would definitely share a short summary about it.

স্পন্দন

ভালবাসা সে তো এক বিভীষিকার নাম;
আগুনের মত জ্বলে,
শৈল্পিক এক স্পন্দন।

কিন্তু…..
বুঝে ওঠার আগেই হারিয়ে যায়।

দিন, বছর, যুগ;
বার্ধক্য আসে,
মানুষ বদলে যায়…

মানুষের সেই সারিতে আমি কেমন প্রানী?
যে আজও স্মৃতি আঁকড়ে বাঁচি?

আশা? কেমন আশা?
(অট্টহাসির শব্দ আসে চারপাশ থেকে)

হাহাকার উঠে হৃদয়ের মাঝে,
আর্তনাদে মুষড়ে পড়ি,

বক্ষভেদ করে বিষাক্ত তীর।

১০ মার্চ, ২০১৫
ঢাকা, বাংলাদেশ

© AlvnaKarim

The Irony

How it Happened?

Thought about writing a poem without using pronouns and ended up writing this one.

Poem #4
The Irony

Glad to remember every single trail,
Stored closely into the human brain.
The good ones & the opposite ones,
Harsh failings, clueless blames.

Took it all, also swallowed;
It was the little world, have always adored...

Seen that drowning, upside down and the deterioration;
Red cells couldn’t stop the cremation.

On the other side, wish everything is going well to live;
Hope present days brought the peace this side couldn’t give.
Hope finding ‘peace’ is healing for real,
Hope perfect life has eliminated the absolute obstacle.

Place: Tennessee, Usa

© AlvnaKarim

বাস্তবতা/Reality

This is a poem written in Bengali Language. The very first drafted poem of mine, wrote randomly on a paper, in between taking lecture notes. Poetic lines are precious, randomly comes to the brain then disappears. The thought might be the same but if wouldn’t have written down these precious lines, it would’ve lost the essence of keen expression.

বাস্তবতা

কোথায় সেই উচ্ছলতা?
প্রাণবন্ত জীবন…
আমার মাঝে নেই যে আমি,
খুঁজছি প্রাণপন…

উদারতা সে কি তাকে,
জয় করেছি কি আমি?
নিষ্ঠাচারের জীবন আমার,
দিল কি আমায় গ্লানি?

আজ চারদিকে হাহাকার আমার
স্পষ্ট কিছুই নয়,
হাসিমুখ সে তো বাইরে শুধু
ভেতরে অন্ধকার আলয়।

অস্তিত্ব আমার ভেঙে চুরমার,
আগলে রাখি আড়ালে…
চাপাকান্নাগুলো মৃতপ্রায় হয়,
যখন হাসিমুখে মিশি সকলে।

১৪ জুন, ২০১৪
ঢাকা, বাংলাদেশ

© AlvnaKarim