Use Facebook advertising to target your ads to Nazis and white supremacists because … Facebook!
Social media is the new battleground. It’s being used to push people over the edge, to threaten violence against others, and in some cases, leading to actual violence. A controversial video clip that spread online in the past day was pushed by what appears to have been a fake account.
Russian trolls ran a social media campaign to encourage votes for Jill Stein for president in 2016.
Facebook routinely spies on and collects detailed information from Android apps, even on people who do not have a Facebook account. The level of detail of the information collected is trace-able to individuals. About 90% of Android apps contain Google trackers.
Facebook employs an army of censors to stop “hate speech”, but also at times, censors legitimate and fair political speech based on a complex multi hundred page mashup of censorship guidelines. I’m so old, I remember a few months ago when Mark Zuckerberg promised us AI would solve all these problems 🙂
FB share price falls to below $136, approaching 2016 levels.
If all it took was a few million dollars and about 100 people to throw an election, why did U.S. presidential candidates spend billions on U.S. media advertising?
Facebook, in spite of all its
public lies public comments about privacy, was giving away our personal data including access to private messages to big tech companies like Bing, Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, and Yahoo.
Journalists who have partnered with Facebook to do fact checking, saying Facebook does not care and that the fact checking program is largely for public relations.
Facebook continues to hemorrhage active users in the U.S.
Limiting social media use to a few minutes per day shows “significant reductions in depression and loneliness” per published study.
Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, has given a warning that the world has reached the “peak social” as days are numbered for big social network sites such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook which, he says, are near a saturation point. He has reasoned that more and more users are turning to private messaging apps. “I believe that we’ve hit peak social,” Ohanian was quoted as saying. “We’ve reached the ceiling.” Source: Are Facebook, WhatsApp running the last lap? Days…
“Nothing has undermined democracy more than people’s willingness to abdicate responsibility for thinking for themselves. “
For a company built on “friends”, Facebook is not a nice company. They’ve operated the largest invasive spying operation in history scooping up everything from users and then re-selling their insights to whoever would pay.