Facebook To Start Charging Strangers to Message You
5 months ago
People you don't know will have to spend $1 to contact you.
Tired of getting Facebook messages from people you don't know? Well, the house that Zuckerburg hopes to help you out, and fatten their pockets in the process.
One of their latest updates includes a message filter that will charge people you aren't friends with $1 for their message to show in your inbox.
NBC News writes:
Facebook's justification is that while that person, say, who's a missed connection from the bar will be happy to spend a buck to say hello, bad actors like bots and spammers won't find such a cost worthwhile — they'd have to spend thousands to get it to enough people.
...but the update inarguably allows strangers to spend money for priority access to your inbox. On a basic level, users may find this undesirable, even though they can always delete messages or mark them as spam, as before.
Fellas, you may no longer have to buy a drink to get that girl at the bar's attention. Just get her name, and spend a dollar to hit on Facebook now.
Also, brands and corporations would be banned from using the new filter to advertise.