Facebook announced that it will ban dangerous people from its platforms. The list of the
damned, er, banned includes Milo Yippingpapaya, Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones (and his InfoWars), Paul Joseph Watson (the UK’s Alex Jones), hand-cuffed to Twitter’s Front Door in NYC Laura Loomer (who doesn’t know that Twitter HQ is in SF) and Wisconsin’s own neo-nazi and GOP Congressional candidate Paul Nehlen.
(Oddly, I have not spotted any of the theocratic, fetus-fondling gawd botherers on any list, so anti-abortion agitating and gay-bashing will continue apace.)
IRL, actual meat-world hate crimes are forcing Comrade Putin’s favorite social media platform (and other social media platforms) to crack down on accounts that have repeatedly shared conspiracies and hate speech. So you know, about a decade too late, but whatevs.
Facebook is also in discussions with the FTC about creating new privacy oversight roles. The company is allowed to name Faceberg hisself as its head of compliance, which is like allowing any common Trump to guard Fort Knox.
500 Quatloos says that hilarity will ensue.