It’s been quite a week for Faceberg. It began with the news that rich and powerful people have different rules on their posts than we peasants, moved onto how Facebook knew that their Instagram platform was harming teenage girls; their algorithms have back-fired on toxic content; organized crime is using Facebook to, uh, organize, and now we learn that Facebook totally whiffed on their campaign to get their users vaccinated. All that was just this week!
(Fair Warning: all links go to W$J paywall as they are the original journalists who uncovered Facebook’s malfeasance, we are giving credit where it is due.)
We keep saying it: Facebook is a net negative for America and the world. Shut it down, erase the code, dunk the servers in acid, bury the entire thing in a salt-filled, welded-shut lead box, and grow garlic on top.
Facebook is killing us (figuratively and now literally through anti-vaxxer disinformation), and killing our democracy. Delete your accounts, get this monster off your backs.