There was further drama in the Facebook - Cambridge Analytica - Mark Zuckerberg controversy this evening, when a writer on satirical news website TheSpoof.com received a 'Friend Request' from the aforementioned Zuckerberg - and rejected it.
The writer - me - received the request as I was having me tea earlier. Tonight, it was chicken and ginger, with stir-fried onions, carrots and green peppers, and boiled white rice. I prefer brown rice, but there you go. When I'd finished, I guzzled down a cup of Yorkshire Tea. I take up the story:
"I know they've been watching me for a while, and when I posted that 'Cambridge Analytica Hacked My Spoof Account' story last week, that must've been the straw that broke the camel's back, so to speak."
I went on to tell about how it only took a fraction of a second to decide to deny the Facebook CEO the pleasure of a 'friendship' with me, and how I gleefully despatched his phony request into the ether.
"With 'friends' like Zuckerberg, authorising companies to harvest and store all kinds of our personal data, so that they can bombard us with allsorts of political nonsense, rhetoric and subversion, change our minds about things we are already certain of, and take control of every decision we are likely to make in the future, who needs enemies?", I laughed.