Research report out of Oxford finds extensive manipulation of users of social media via government and private organized propaganda campaigns.
BigTech is now more powerful than world leaders and government. They proved that this week. This is a massive security threat to the entire world – literally BigTech has signed their own death warrant. BigTech will be broken up and heavily regulated after this. No government can risk being shut down by BigTech. Think about this for a bit.
Facebook, whose platform has fostered a world of conflict and outrage- has told employees to hide their affiliation with Facebook. For safety reasons.
The controversy over hostile social media content advocating violence, hate, and lies on social media – and the deplatforming of individuals and entire services (e.g. Parler).
Was Parler deplatformed for “conservative” ideas or for users advocating violence?
Clicking “Like” on a social media post that contains controversial commentary may get you fired from your job. This has happened in the past and may happen to some police officers who liked a controversial post from a former police officer that participated in the insurrection and attack on the U.S. Capitol.
And now they cheer the power of billionaires as Twitter permanently bans Trump, and Facebook indefinitely suspends Trump from both FB and IG. Interesting times … Would never defend Trump’s bizarre statements on Twitter – but from the perspective of Social Panic, it is worrisome when a handful of billionaires now control the public’s megaphone and speech. Related: Google today removed the Parler app from the Google Play Store. I understand Parler is a competitor to Twitter and has become…
Most online social media platforms have taken steps to remove Trump’s access, as well as insurrectionists and their supporters, from using social media platforms. The problem is that social media is THE DRIVER of the breakdown of society.
The ease of posting on social media results in people posting embarrassing, dumb things they will come to later regret.
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.
Social media content companies actively engage in censorship using a wide variety of approaches. Their censorship regimes are vastly larger and more powerful than most realize.