‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg Part Infinity

So lifelike.

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.

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4 Responses to ‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg Part Infinity

  1. CalicoJack says:

    Howdy y’all!
    One of the biggest problems that social media poses to the rest of us is the social support it gives to our beliefs. We establish what is true and not or what is believable and acceptable or not based on the people around us. If a lotta people believe it, then it must be true. That is how we’re hard wired. Our social media bubbles reinforcing our beliefs and assumptions just makes it all the harder for reality to bite people in the ass and bring ’em back down to earth. It is cognitive dissonance’s best friend.

    Huzzah!
    Jack

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    • tengrain says:

      True dat, Calico. I understand the desire to stay on it (Family! Friends!) but the newsfeed is pure evil and was by design.

      We don’t have broadcast mass media any more, we have narrow-cast information silos.

      There’s a post in there somewhere, but Driftglass (that brilliant rat bastard!) probably already got there, first.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • CalicoJack says:

        Imitation is the highest form of praise. In blogging there is always room for another post on any and every topic. Otherwise, what’s the point of blogging?

        Jack

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