Category Archives: The Death of the Social Media

‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg

Facebook has pulled down a political ad that implies Senatorette Lindsey Graham endorses the Green New Deal. So much for not censoring ads, Faceberg. Anyway, Facebook says that the person who placed the ad, Adriel Hampton, is not a candidate … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Says Faceberg (Part Infinity)

So amoral automaton billionaire technofrat Mark Faceberg and his Caligula haircut was supposed to appear before Congress to talk about Libra, his new cryptocurrency scheme (to steal all the moneys or whatevs), and instead those upstarts and popinjays dared to … Continue reading

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Oops, Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Mark Faceberg ululated at Georgetown University on Facebook’s prioritization of free speech, which definitely sounds better than ululating on his bidness model of selling your data to people who want to use you. Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook should “err on … Continue reading

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Faceberg Tries Charm Offensive, is Offensive

Assorted outlets are reporting that internet power-user Mark Faceberg has been having private dinners with the pundits, movers and shakers of Wingnuttia trying to convince them that he is not a liberal propagandist, you freaks. And by freaks, I mean … Continue reading

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Faceberg Is Not Your Friend

Sen. Professor Warren sprang a trap this week, and she makes a great point: We intentionally made a Facebook ad with false claims and submitted it to Facebook’s ad platform to see if it’d be approved. It got approved quickly … Continue reading

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“Oops,” Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Gawd, the MSM have discovered  the ‘Gram and are Concerned: “Instagram could become a new platform for the sharing of disinformation around the 2020 election because of the way propagandists are relying on images and proxy accounts to create and … Continue reading

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Paywalls Will Not Save Journalism

Death of the Media, including Social Media It seems that every week we read another story about a YUGE media layoffs, and of course the-drowning-man-swims-to-sinking-ship mergers of desperation, leveraged buy-out deals, and then fire sale spin-offs once the copper wire, … Continue reading

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Media: Heal Thyselves

Per The NYTimes, a “loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House” has “compiled dossiers of potentially embarrassing social media posts and other public statements” made by reporters at major media outlets. (Looking at you, CNN!) In other … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs And here we go again: “Facebook last week stopped paying third-party contractors to listen to and transcribe audio clips from its users, the company said Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Bloomberg reported that the social network was using … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Vice: A fake video of Mark Zuckerberg giving a sinister speech about the power of Facebook has been posted to Instagram. The company previously said it would not remove this type of video. I’m guessing that Nancy Pelosi is laughing. … Continue reading

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