The MIT newsletter thingie has a round-up of Facebook news:
Facebook’s ad boycott won’t hurt it that much
Most of its advertisers are tiny companies, not big name brands. (The Economist)
+ Its biggest spenders are staying put so far. (CNN)
+ Facebook shared user data for longer than promised. (Bloomberg)
+ What it’s like to report on Facebook. (Columbia Journalism Review)
But I think that Buzzfeed has the real scoop:
Facebook said on Tuesday it was banning content associated with the “Boogaloo” extremist group. BuzzFeed News found the company has been running Boogaloo ads advocating for violence for months.
I will also note that the Boogaloo Bois were seen here in Seattle during the CHOP thingie, and the extreme violence that’s been making national news is almost certainly from people going hunting for hippies.
Anyway, the point is that Facebook is a media platform and needs to be regulated as such. Facebook is not a good corporate citizen.