After helping the GQP to destroy American democracy to the point of armed insurrection, Facebook plans to start reducing the amount of political content in users’ feeds.
The social networking giant announced in a blog post that as a “first step” it will experiment with ways to limit the reach of political content that appears on Facebook news feeds in Canada, Brazil and Indonesia, with the U.S. soon to follow.
I dunno how Facebook will define political content (it won’t), or how it will change what people see/read (it wont), or whether it will make any difference at all (it won’t). I’m betting this is another Facebook PR initiative to stop Congress from breaking it up or regulating it — especially section 230 which protects it from defamation lawsuits.
As you might recall, years ago, at a congressional hearing, Faceberg declared he would dial down the content posted on Facebook by news publishers, you know, to get people back to focus on
how hot the chicks are at school, er, interacting with friends and family. It never happened.
Just a few years later, Facebookers were plotting to kidnap and murder the governor of Michigan and overthrow the gubmint of the United States. Oopsie!
The horse left the barn and stormed the Capitol, Faceberg. Get to work.