In an announcement that it seems to me is long overdue, Facebook says it’s going to use artificial intelligence to determine which former users are no longer with us, and to stop sending out suggestions to send birthday greetings to those who have died,, and get rid of what can be very upsetting messages that invite other users to events or places that appear to come from a user who has passed away.
It’s hard enough to lose someone close to you without getting a notice that they “like” something or some place after their passing which the social media giant is known for.
I wonder how and why it’s taken Facebook so long to implement such a strategy given their ability to tract almost everything we do today.
The cynical might say that Facebook operators have had better things to do like allowing keyboard warriors to spout their barbs and blast those they don’t like for any reason under the sun.
But of course, I’m not that cynical guy.
That’s the way I see it.