The old days of duping the populace at gunpoint are over, as yet another country has blamed Facebook for subverting their democracy.
2017 finished with cryptocurrency and social media ruling the roost. But, in the spirit of “new year, new me,” governments all over the world are cracking down.
While the focus might be on shadowy Russian forces subverting the internet, three more familiar companies are very noticeably clamping down on free speech.
It’s a radical solution to a growing problem, but Facebook’s idea is certainly worth entertaining, even if it presents obvious problems.
The creator of the Facebook thumb sensationally walked away from his creation, citing grave moral concerns. Which is all well and good for him, but what about us?
According to the ornate and sometimes confusing guidelines of Facebook, hate speech can freely operate, often without reproach.
A tidal wave of imitation clickbait sites are flooding Facebook. Unfortunately, there seems to be no source, nor solution, to be found.
Selfies today, gone tomorrow. Social media has many ways to deal with your death. You can even haunt your loved ones if you so wish. You monster.
Facebook is many a thing. On the surface, a social media tool that owns us, but as a business, it is complex as it is valuable.
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