Category Archives: Facebook or Faceberg

P is for Propaganda (‘Oops’ Said Faceberg, Part Infinity)

The WaPo tells us that Facebook decided to not take down disinformation after the 2016 election for fear of alienating conservatives: “This is what they know about Republicans: Tell them ‘yes’ or they will hurt us.” Facebook created “Project P” … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

From the No D’uh Files: “George Soros Says Facebook Is Conspiring to Re-Elect Trump” “Billionaire George Soros said that nothing is keeping Facebook Inc. from spreading disinformation and the company may be in cahoots with President Donald Trump to get … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Part Infinity

According to Andrew Bosworth –the head of Facebook’s virtual and augmented reality division and who was in charge of Facebook’s advertising efforts during the 2016 election– letting advertisers lie to customers on Facebook is super-cool, you know, as long as … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs Wired Magazine —the tech magazine that oddly has little tech in it— has a post to summarize the decade that was: The Most Dangerous People on the Internet This Decade That headline is a little ambiguous … Continue reading

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‘Oops’ Says Faceberg, Part Infinity

TechCrunch: “Instagram is giving politicians the same free rein to spread misinformation as its parent company Facebook. Instagram is expanding its limited fact-checking test in the U.S. from May and will now work with 45 third-party organizations to assess the … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink (‘Oops, Part Infinity’ Edition)

Happy Hour News Briefs Lets begin with CBS This Morning’s tweet: EXCLUSIVE: @GayleKing asked @Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg about the nature of his recent meeting with President Trump. “We talked about a number of things that were on his mind and … Continue reading

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Oops, Part Infinity

The Vox email thingie last night leads with the latest news swirling clockwise around Faceberg (counter-clockwise in the southern hemisphere): Thousands of revealing internal documents and emails that Facebook struggled to keep secret were just made public, giving more details … Continue reading

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(UPDATED) Faceberg Tries Buying Off Civil Rights Leaders With Surf and Astroturf Dinner

Concerns about Facebook’s political ad policy brought to Zuckerberg’s dinner table “Steak, scallops and the future of American democracy were among the items on the menu at one of Mark Zuckerberg’s homes on Monday night as the Facebook CEO hosted … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg

It seems a side industry has sprung up overnight setting House Odds on when Faceberg is going to flip-flop and follow Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to outright ban political ads: Mark Zuckerberg is going to change his mind on political advertising, … Continue reading

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Compare and Contrast

This morning we noted that Faceberg will let any politician buy ad space to lie to us. Twitter just announced that they will not accept any political ads from anyone, anywhere in the world: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said Wednesday … Continue reading

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