The most powerful enterprise Operating System in the world Linux’s creator and principal Director Linus Torvalds has strongly condemned a number of social media platforms, chiefly Facebook which he called a disease to human kind.
In a recent interview, Torvalds disdained Facebook, Twitter and Instagram saying these platforms seems to encourage bad behaviour by human beings and he absolutely detests such platforms.
Torvalds garbaged the whole ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ functions on all these social media platforms, saying that they offer no effort in quality control of content, resulting in people sharing any trash that they might come across.
Torvalds further said the whole thing is infact further geared to the reverse of quality control, with lowest common denominator targets, click-bait and things designed to create emotional responses which are often of moral outrage.
Torvald’s sentiments follows a call by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton who criticized Facebook and urged students to delete their Facebook Accounts whilst addressing Students at Stanford University saying the profit models used by Facebook were unorthodox and the company was not able to properly curate its profile content.
Torvalds said the idea of anonymously sharing ideas and opinions did not lend itself to reasonable discourse and said that anonymity Is important if one is a whistleblower but their rants should not be visible unless they are attributed to one personally.
Linus is head of Linux, the leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers and the only Operation System on TOP500 supercomputers since 2017, having gradually eliminated all competitors and it is used by around 2.3 percent of Desktop computers.
The Linux family is a family of free and open-source software operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds and Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution.