Having pushed (and burst) the envelope in the area of privacy law, Facebook unveiled its newest “opt-out” feature which, effectively, helps people to more easily libel one another. Facebook’s newest Groups feature allows friends to add one another to Groups without seeking advance permission; users, instead, have the ability to opt-out after they are added to an unwanted group.
The Daily Examiner reports:
Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis was already pranked when he was added by a Facebook friend to the group NAMBLA (the North American Man-Boy Love Association) — an organization that, needless to say, Calacanis wants no part of. “I’ve now been assigned to a group that advocates… well…. ummm…. you can look it up — it’s very bad,” he wrote in an email to Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg.
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