Category Archives: The Death of the Social Media

‘Oops’ Part Infinity

Facebook Said It “Stands Firmly Against Hate.” It Still Ran A White Nationalist Ad. On Tuesday, ahead of a meeting with social justice organizations and the release of a civil rights audit that took two years to complete, Facebook Chief … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Faceberg and his hench-person Sheryl Sandberg met with the civil rights leaders who rallied hundreds of companies to join a Facebook advertising boycott, and what do you know, the Facebook execs robotically stuck to their infinite-loop of public relations talking … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Zuckerberg Tells Facebook Staff He Expects Advertisers to Return ‘Soon Enough’ Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees he was reluctant to bow to the threats of a growing ad boycott, saying in private remarks that “my guess is that all … Continue reading

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‘Oops’ Said Faceberg

The MIT newsletter thingie has a round-up of Facebook news: Facebook’s ad boycott won’t hurt it that much Most of its advertisers are tiny companies, not big name brands. (The Economist)   + Its biggest spenders are staying put so … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

CNBC: Starbucks is the latest company to say it will pause advertising on “all social media platforms” and promises to have discussions internally and with media partners and civil rights organizations to stop the spread of hate speech. The company will … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Facebook now?

And here we go again: How CO2 boosters’ op-ed slipped by Facebook fact-checkers A team of climate scientists working as approved fact checkers for Facebook evaluated a post last year by a White House-connected group that claims the world needs … Continue reading

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Morning Joe: ‘Facebook is a danger to democracy’

There is an item in this morning’s MIT email thingie that asserts that Faceberg has announced that users of his platform will be able to opt-out of political ads. Facebook is going to let US voters opt out of seeing … Continue reading

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Tell us again, Facbook, how you are protecting Free Speech

We’ve been pleading the case that everyone should delete their Facebook accounts. Facebook is NOT a good corporate citizen, and until/unless they are held accountable we should not be participating. Anyway, the latest outrage is brought to us by NBC News: … Continue reading

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Facebook Is In 2020 News, Again

It’s happening again, but this time the 2020 Biden Campaign is on it: We can't let history repeat itself — Facebook needs to act now to stop the spread of disinformation and protect our elections. Watch my deputy campaign manager … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Faceberg (Part Infinity)

Presented without comment (emphasis mine): In an internal video call with Facebook employees on Tuesday obtained by Recode, CEO Mark Zuckerberg doubled down on his controversial decision to take no action on a post last week from President Donald Trump. … Continue reading

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