Mars Facebook Attacks!

“oops.”

Rob Goldman, Faceberg’s, er, Facebook’s VP for Ads (not advertising, and I’m not sure if there is a difference) bragged following the Mueller indictment:

…and then got a little defensive (not sure why):

…and then received some pushback:

…and then walked it back:

…and then sent out the Bat Signal to Comrade Stupid:

…who retweeted it, and gave it the ol’ life preserver:FAKE NEWS MEDIA!!1!

Axios puts this in some perspective:

“A front-page N.Y. Times story today (“To Create Rifts, Russians Liked Facebook Most”) points out that in Mueller’s indictment, “Facebook and Instagram were mentioned 41 times … Twitter was referred to nine times, YouTube once and the electronic payments company PayPal 11 times.”

I don’t think that there is any doubt that Facebook is the Russian’s tool of choice for duping low-information voters, especially from Possum Hollar. It’s where your Rage Uncle hangs out, Illuminati conspiracy theories are born, stalkers find their targets, and every crackpot theocrat expounds upon how the ‘mos and the trans are plotting to recruit your kids. It’s a cesspool. (Twitter is a cesspool too, but with a much smaller footprint and userbase, and the bots are pretty obvious.)

They’ve got a real problem on their hands. What made Facebook so profitable is now their undoing. Everybody can use it for whatever purpose; it is a free-wheeling, unregulated, ad-supported, media platform. Facebook doesn’t want to become a regulated platform, so they are fighting this tooth and nail, and I don’t see how they can have it both ways at this point.

Again, it is circumstantial, but I’m hearing from the fickle Yutes of Today that they are deleting the app from their phones, and people I know who do use Faceberg, er, Facebook, are using it less often than they did before. I don’t yet think that it is in a MySpace-style death spiral, but it has lost the cool factor. With all the Russian gaming of the platform, I suspect it will lose a lot more users.

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4 Responses to Mars Facebook Attacks!

  1. M. Bouffant says:

    Personally, I ‘m just sick & tired of the blue, white & gray (& nothing but) there. Dull, dull, dull!

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  2. osirisopto says:

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  3. Retiredeng says:

    Never used Facebook and never will. Our kids were all “why not” some years back but we resisted and are happy to leave it alone. Quite frankly, we saw it as what it was: a cesspool.

    Facebook needs to lose “business” to the point that only Russians are on there.

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