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Official, provable, corporate funded marketing lies from Code.org

Official, provable, corporate funded marketing lies from Code.org

Code.org is a lobbying organization funded by high tech industrial giants. They are lobbying to have more kids K-12 studying computer science and less time spent studying other subjects in school. One of their methods is to straight up lie about the size of the job market, as you’ll see on the attached post. And its not a little lie, but being off by a factor of ten. This is a great example of corporate funded propaganda that turns into “facts” quoted in media news stories and then likely gets quoted by politicians.

Broward public schools seeks to hire a propaganda specialist to "fix" the public, rather than fix the problem

Broward public schools seeks to hire a propaganda specialist to "fix" the public, rather than fix the problem

When everything is wrong, hire a propaganda specialist to persuade others that things are great because … propaganda! The South Florida Sun Sentinel has reported on how Stoneman Douglas under-reported crime on campus, how the school failed to provide adequate special education services to killer Nikolas Cruz; and how a culture of leniency has allowed unruly students to receive countless second chances. The school district also struggled to defend its controversial PROMISE program, which offers alternatives to arrests for some…

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Study: Higher testosterone level increases men's desire for high-status goods

Study: Higher testosterone level increases men's desire for high-status goods

Researchers say that higher testosterone levels lead to men wanting “higher status” luxury goods. Marketing propaganda figured this out long ago – hence the image of men lounging in a high status beach resort or on the deck of a fancy yacht, or a $200,000 recreational vehicle, surrounded by attractive women. By focusing on “conspicuous consumption as an avenue to status,” the new research shows what “value to others” means in a society where scarcity itself has become scarce, Von…

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At least 200 #Facebook apps may have been pilfering personal data from users

At least 200 #Facebook apps may have been pilfering personal data from users

In other words, everyone stole everything? Facebook Inc has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. Source: Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation Facebook’s public relations team did a remarkable job getting the media to focus on Cambridge Analytica – when the problem is Mark Zuckerburg, Sheryl Sandberg and Facebook’s…

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#Facebook used to brag about its ability to influence elections #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook used to brag about its ability to influence elections #DeleteFacebook

Facebook’s website had an entire section devoted to touting the “success stories” of political campaigns that used the social network to influence electoral outcomes. That page, however, is now gone, even as the 2018 congressional primaries get underway. Source: Facebook Quietly Hid Webpages Bragging of Ability to Influence Elections

Imagine what propaganda goes on *inside* #Facebook

Imagine what propaganda goes on *inside* #Facebook

Most companies define their business with a mission statement, a sentence capturing the essence of what the company does. The mission statement is communicated to staff with communication of goals and alignment of incentives with those goals, nudging workers to “do the right things” to achieve the company’s mission. Some companies use internal propaganda messaging. I once worked in an organization that plastered the walls with posters saying “Every day you are working to change the world!” At Facebook, their…

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New FTC Commissioner nominee was suggested by Sen Schumer's daughter, who works for #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

New FTC Commissioner nominee was suggested by Sen Schumer's daughter, who works for #Facebook #DeleteFacebook

Zuckerberg owns the Democratic Party leadership: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.Schumer, whose daughter works as a product marketing manager at Facebook, recommended Slaughter in late January, and the nomination was reportedly held up over background checks. … just two weeks ago, Schumer said that tech companies were working to police themselves, that Facebook was a “a very positive force,” and that he was “sympathetic” to the company’s situation. The Cambridge Analytica scandal dropped a week later. Ugly. Source: The…

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#Facebook VP argues in email we should collect everything even if it results in killing people #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook VP argues in email we should collect everything even if it results in killing people #DeleteFacebook

Facebook admits their system is designed to dupe people and treat Facebook users like, in Zuckerberg’s own words, “Dumb Fucks“. We connect people. Period. That’s why all the work we do in growth is justified. All the questionable contact importing practices. All the subtle language that helps people stay searchable by friends. All of the work we do to bring more communication in. The work we will likely have to do in China some day. All of it,” VP Andrew…

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The incredible arrogance of #Facebook executives on display (Youtube video) #DeleteFacebook

The incredible arrogance of #Facebook executives on display (Youtube video) #DeleteFacebook

Facebook’s vice president of public policy for the Asia-Pacific region arrogantly interrupts and tells off the Chair of the Singapore Parliamentary committee asking questions about Cambridge Analytica. The raw arrogance of the Facebook VP is breath taking, trying tell the Committee what questions they are allowed to ask of him. The Chair politely, calmly and firmly shreds Facebook’s VP. This is Facebook. They care about no one but themselves – and stealing your personal information.

#Facebook prepares to write its own regulations: "Facebook Goes on a Hiring Spree for Washington Lobbyists" #DeleteFacebook

#Facebook prepares to write its own regulations: "Facebook Goes on a Hiring Spree for Washington Lobbyists" #DeleteFacebook

Facebook is on a hiring spree in Washington as the social network bulks up its ranks of lobbyists in the midst of a privacy scandal that cuts to the heart of its business model. Source: Facebook Goes on a Hiring Spree for Washington Lobbyists – Bloomberg

Facebook is all PR speak now

Facebook is all PR speak now

This entire PR statement from Zuckerberg appears to have been written by the PR team, may be even the same one Oscar Munoz uses at United Airlines because the wording so similar! Zuckerberg signed off with a message of aspiration: “I want to thank all of you who continue to believe in our mission and work to build this community together. I know it takes longer to fix all these issues than we’d like, but I promise you we’ll work…

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Bingo: "If Facebook wants to protect user data, it needs to disclose what it has and let people opt out"

Bingo: "If Facebook wants to protect user data, it needs to disclose what it has and let people opt out"

The company says it’s ‘outraged’ over Cambridge Analytica’s actions, but it doesn’t want to stop selling access to your information In fact, all Zuckerberg said was “sorry”, made “mistakes”, and we take it “seriously”. Not a single action item indicates he has a clue. Indeed, FB is spending $1 million to fight a California initiative that would require European like data transparency from tech companies. Source: If Facebook wants to protect user data, it needs to disclose what it has…

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