Years ago I suggested that FB was designed to create a “culture of perpetual outrage”. People who are emotionally engaged are more susceptible to advertising messages – plus, they are likely to stay connected to FB for more minutes. Internal documents reveal that FB not only knew this but gave emotional content posts higher leverage in The Algorithm that decides what you see online.
Should a newspaper’s reporting be funded by a “community-based” “non-profit” agenda focused and driven organization that advocates for specific outcomes?
Facebook’s ads aren’t as effective after iOS privacy changes, advertisers say. Source: Facebook advertisers are panicking after iOS cuts off key tracking data | Ars Technica
Interesting – retouched photos, posted by advertisers and social media influencers must disclose the retouching. The law, though, does not define re-touching and it is unclear if it applies to exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness adjustment.
Facebook’s primary business is creating a massive surveillance system to identify everything possible about everyone, and then to exploit that for advertising. Pharmaceutical companies have figured out how to discern potential illnesses among targets by looking at Facebook “interests”.
The sole purpose of social media is to serve as a frictionless platform for the spread of propaganda, in order to sell eyeballs to advertisers.
Hey, who would have thought that social media influencers are phony? Most of them are faking a persona to act as cheap sales people for corporate product placement ads.
Major bookstore pulls a book from its shelves after a group known for violence threatens the book store if they continue to carry the book. This, in turns, yields the Streisand Effect – those not aware of the book learn more about it because of the protest and decide to buy it.
It also raises questions about the roles of gatekeepers – the world’s largest independent book store is being forced to pull a book off its shelves.
Instagram introduced new Terms of Service, which caused many of us to re-read them, as well as the various linked policies. Facebook/Instagram log everything about you – including your SMS messages, your address book, information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, other devices on your network – and can integrate FB’s own collection with offline purchases at retail stores.
I had deleted the FB app long ago and last night I deleted the Instagram app. I do not believe it is safe to use any Facebook company application.
Using “fake telephone polls” to reach voters with campaign propaganda. Why do they use fake telephone polls? Probably to prevent people from hanging up on the telephone solicitation.