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
Member of Facebook’s Content Moderation Board says free speech is not an absolute human right.
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.
Seriously. Facebook plans to begin regulating satire posts on its social media platform.
Bloomberg opinion: “The fiasco was the media’s propagation of the lie that the issue was settled and that anyone questioning it might be deemed an idiot or conspiracy theorist.”
Someone with enormous conflicts of interest over whether or not SARS-CoV-2 was bioengineered and escaped from a lab was used by Facebook to “fact check” posts suggesting the possibility of the lab leak hypothesis. This individual heads an organization that provided funding to the Wuhan virus research lab.
Twitter argues that access to, apparently, Twitter is a “human right”. Yet Twitter itself frequently cuts others off of Twitter for bizarre reasons. This tweet by Twitter does not seem to have been well thought out.
Google’s head of diversity has been re-assigned after old blog posts showed him denigrating Jews and possibly making inappropriate comments about the LGBTQ+ community. Old blog posts and tweets have resulted in many losing their jobs.
Propagandists share a poster on social media allegedly comparing the growth in worker compensation to the overall productivity of the U.S. The implication of the poster is that wages have stayed flat for almost 50 years while overall economic productivity has soared. That means workers are being shafted. Except for one detail – the chart compares a subset of labor compensation to total economic output – when all labor is included, both grow at the same rate. Typical of propaganda, it presents data – so it must be true – and highlights the comparison in a simple chart. Very persuasive. Propagandists know that most viewers will not engage their critical thinking skills – and hence, they allow themselves to be intentionally misled.
Facebook and Twitter are idea and knowledge suppression services. You are permitted to discuss only what billionaires allow you to discuss.