Nonsense: “Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents”

Indictment shows how Facebook and Twitter got seriously played by Russian agents.

Source: Indictment: Social Media Firms Got Played by Russian Agents | Business News | US News

More media nonsense. Facebook and Twitter were not “played”. Their basic design and business model makes an idealized platform for the dissemination of propaganda from everyone. Twitter actually solicited RT to run an ad campaign during the U.S. election. Neither Facebook nor Twitter was “played” by Russian agents. Facebook and Twitter were both doing exactly what they are designed to do.

The news article even contradicts the subheading, quoted above, which notes their business incentives (or model) “don’t necessarily align” with fixing the problem. Duh?

 

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