Category Archives: Our Failed Social Media

‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Guys, a quick round-up of some Facebook malfeasance, you know, just because it is terrible and should be broken up: Ars Technica A former Facebook manager said the company “took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook.” Chicago Sun-Times: Facebook agreed to … Continue reading

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That Should Fix It

Kim Kardashian to freeze Facebook, Instagram accounts in #StopHateForProfit effort OK, just kidding . But Axios does have an update on the conspiracy theory raging on Facebook: Exclusive: False fire rumors keep spreading on Facebook despite ban Conspiracy theories about … Continue reading

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Faceberg Is Outta Ideas

facebook grew so big it has reinvented its former self pic.twitter.com/0X0AewVgNv — rat king (@MikeIsaac) September 10, 2020 Facebook has unveiled a new product called Facebook Campus: “a college-only space designed to help students connect with fellow classmates over shared … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Axios (emphasis mine): Mark Zuckerberg told “Axios on HBO” that it’s “just wrong” to consider Facebook a right-wing echo chamber, even though conservative voices top the platform’s most-engaged content…. With social media feeding online rage across the political spectrum, Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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(UPDATED) ‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg, part infinity

Axios’ morning email thingie tells us… Mark Zuckerberg tells me for “Axios on HBO” that Facebook is imposing new election rules to deter use of the platform to spread misinformation and even violence, and to help voters see the results … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

From the MIT email thingie: Health misinformation pages got half a billion views on Facebook in April The news: Pages spreading health misinformation got an estimated 3.8 billion views on Facebook in the year up to May 2020, according to … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

I’m shocked. Shocked, I say: An internal investigation by Facebook has uncovered thousands of groups and pages, with millions of members and followers, that support the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to internal company documents reviewed by NBC News… The top … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Our Failed Social Media Facebook employees have demanded answers from Mark Faceberg on what the company will do if Lord Damp Nut tries to use the platform to undermine the election results, NBC reports: Facebook has allowed conservative news outlets … Continue reading

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(UPDATED) New Cool Kid: Microsoft

Axios morning email thingie tells us that the people who brought us Clippy are definitely trying to buy TikTok: President Trump gave Microsoft 45 days to negotiate an acquisition of TikTok, following a Sunday conversation with CEO Satya Nadella, Reuters … Continue reading

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‘Hurting People at Scale’

“HURTING PEOPLE  AT SCALE” FACEBOOK’S EMPLOYEES RECKON WITH THE SOCIAL NETWORK THEY’VE BUILT This Buzzfeed article is a long read, but worth the effort. You might want to open a tab now and give it a bash when you have … Continue reading

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