Failbook Lies Again (Facebook whistleblower alleges social network fed U.S. Capitol riot Social Sharing)


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Dec 1, 2020
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Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in last year's U.S. elections in a moneymaking move that a company whistleblower alleges contributed to the deadly Jan. 6 invasion of the U.S. Capitol.

The whistleblower, former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen, also asserted during an exclusive interview that aired Sunday on CBS's 60 Minutes that a 2018 change to the content flow in Facebook's news feeds contributed to more divisiveness and ill will in a network ostensibly created to bring people closer together.

Zuck needs to be deconstructed soonest.

1) Facebook’s algorithm intentionally shows users things to make them angry
2) Facebook is worse than most other social media companies
3) Facebook dissolved its Civic Integrity unit after the 2020 election and before the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection
4) Political parties in Europe ran negative ads because it was the only way to reach people on Facebook
5) Facebook only identifies a tiny fraction of hate and misinformation on the platform
6) Instagram is making kids miserable
7) Employees at Facebook aren’t necessarily evil, they just have perverse incentives
8) Haugen even has empathy for Zuck for some stupid reason
9) Haugen believes she’s covered by whistleblower laws, but we’ll see
Every couple of years Facebook is dragged in front of an oversight committee and every time it comes to light how fucked up and flat out evil Facebook is and every single time nothing is ever done about any of it. Our nation is a fucking banana republic now.
Shit's been down all day here. People are losing their fucking minds. I find it hysterical. I got a lot of nasty looks earlier when I said "Don't you fucking people ever work while you're here?"
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