Ok. At 2am EST, this showed up on top of my #facebook
feed. This is the first time I've seen this. Facebook conducts social experiments and has control over feeds.
Now, yes, I am registered. Independent. No primaries for me so all of the news about the gaggle of candidates amounts to gossip for me generally.
I wait until it's decided to two via the primary process and even then, not until I close the curtain behind me. I may have some idea but I don't want to influence anybody else nor do I want anyone to try to influence me.
Considering the FB customizes my feed, I do not want to give them a data point that gives them a clear indication of my stance. Let their AI figure it out. But I do my voting at the polls, not for Facebook's large public experiments.
I wouldn't care if it wasn't for their Internet org and "free basics" efforts in India. I'm not happy with those practices and I'm glad India took a stand and said they'd rather work on a full Internet for their people rather than a restricted subset.
So, there's my politics. I don't think it's bad if someone answers their questions but for me personally? I don't want to make it any easier to be part of their social experiments. I like FB and use the service but I believe in a transparent Internet. Perhaps I'm a holdover from 1990-93 dreams of open culture on the Internet but I still believe in it.