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#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#twitter #facebook #network #social #nazi

I post every day meme about anarchy and other cool stuff.
Feel free to download and/or share them ! :)
 
Top #FTC official is so such a corporate shill that he has conflicts of interest for 100 companies, including #Equifax and #Facebook
 
#Facebook Used People’s Data to Favor Certain Partners and Punish Rivals, Documents Show
 
#facebook pretending to care about dignity
#fb founder said he'd "fuck [Facebook users] in the ear"
And never forget what he did in college with people's photos (!!)
 
#facebook dying a little; "legal embezzlement or exfiltration of company money"-iophk
 
"Some ads urged A-level students to use #Facebook Messenger place an order to get their assignments written for them in less than five hours."
 
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Here's a thing I made (in two seconds, in Paint, designed to be cheesy and get likes on #facebook ) for #frank-the-flowerhorn who died. I was so sad to hear about it! Poor #king-of-diy #uarujoey .

#fish #aquarium #youtube #flowerhorn
 
Been a while since I've posted anything here, but I'm back now.

Facebook is getting ever squickier. They're censoring the shit out of adult content and that means queer folks are getting the boot too. They're censoring things like stating whether you're a top or a bottom, etc etc. Tumblr is also getting shitty. I really worry about what this means for our communities, especially given that so much of our networking is online due to the fact that we're only a small part of the population.

The world is a very uncomfortable place nowadays and doesn't seem to be getting less so.

#facebook #queer #worried #tumblr
 
Person who spied on billions of people >illegally< at #GCHQ (e.g. by remotely cracking their machines/homes/networks) says #facebook is threatening to democracy for spying on billions of people 🙂
 
Une suite possible après les gilets jaunes ?
Quand un mouvement de colère s'exprime sur Facebook, il est identifiable, traçable - marketable.
De la publicité pour des voitures quand vous en avez parlé, on est déjà passé (peut-être pas encore en France) à de la publicité pour des mouvements politiques.
Qui achètera ces espaces de publicité ?
https://standblog.org/blog/post/2018/12/07/Gilets-jaunes-Facebook-populisme
#giletsjaunes #facebook
 
EFF has caught wind of the recent quiet changes in #Facebook Yes, after #Tumblr expect FB refugees next. Groups and accounts were already banned or deleted because of this. Good for the #fediverse thank you Tumblr and Facebook!

Facebook’s Sexual Solicitation Policy is a Honeypot for Trolls


Facebook just quietly adopted a policy that could push thousands of innocent people off of the platform. The new “sexual solicitation” rules forbid pornography and other explicit sexual content (which was already functionally banned under a different statute), but they don’t stop there: they also ban “implicit sexual solicitation”, including the use of sexual slang, the solicitation of nude images, discussion of “sexual partner preference,” and even expressing interest in sex. That’s not an exaggeration: the new policy bars “vague suggestive statements, such as ‘looking for a good time tonight.’” It wouldn’t be a stretch to think that asking “Netflix and chill?” could run afoul of this policy.
 
Kai Biermann on Twitter

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“Facebook hat seinen Algorithmus verändert. Die Seiten vieler Medien in Deutschland haben dadurch Leser verloren. Nur eine Sparte nicht: rechte Verschwörungsseiten. https://t.co/GWofv7mwiJ
#Facebook
 
Der Menschenrechtler Lew Ponomarjow muss im Gefängnis bleiben, allerdings wurden ihm einige Tage Haftverschonung gewährt. Das beschied ein Moskauer Gericht. Die Hintergründe erläutert unser Korrespondent Miodrag Soric. #LewPonomarjow #Menschenrechtsaktivist #Menschenrechte #Prozess #Moskau #Gericht #Facebook
 
Für Facebook gibt es derzeit einfach keine guten Nachrichten: In Italien wurde jetzt eine erhebliche Datenschutzstrafe verhängt. #Datenschutz #Datenweitergabe #Facebook #Italien
 
Even the spooks think that spook #facebook is a danger to society
 
#Facebook Is Built on #Inequality https://medium.com/s/story/facebook-is-built-on-inequality-6bb1e0fa27ea "however, datamining not ads are the primary business of FB; ads are just an extension" -iophk
 
British Member of Parliament publishes 250 pages of damning internal #Facebook documents that had been sealed by a US court https://boingboing.net/2018/12/05/last-laugh-on-zuck.html #fb https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/culture-media-and-sport/Note-by-Chair-and-selected-documents-ordered-from-Six4Three.pdf
British Member of Parliament publishes 250 pages of damning internal Facebook documents that had been sealed by a US court
 
"The first is that Facebook allowed some companies to keep "full access" to #Facebook users; friends data even after it change its #privacy rules in 2014 and 2015 to limit the data access third-party developers have"
 

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Image/photoheise online (inoffiziell) wrote the following post Fri, 07 Dec 2018 06:18:24 +0100

Viele Anbieter füttern brav die sozialen Medien, lassen ihre eigene Webseite aber verhungern.Kommentar: Facebook ist nicht die Öffentlichkeit!\#Facebook #Kommentar #Online-Marketing #SozialeNetzwerke #Websites
 
For those who believed capitalists would never be as stupid as to try changing the fact "Money can't buy you love.":
https://www.buy-cheap-social.com/
#Facebook
Home
 
You need not even rely on these documents to know and to show that #facebook is a deeply nefarious #espionage entity that needs to be shut down using the #law (which seems not to matter all of a sudden "because lobbying")
 
Viele Anbieter füttern brav die sozialen Medien, lassen ihre eigene Webseite aber verhungern. #Facebook #Kommentar #Online-Marketing #SozialeNetzwerke #Websites
 
Hey #fediverse #osada #hubzilla #diaspora #socialhome #pleroma #misskey #mastodon #gnusocial

Get ready for #Facebook refugees too. FB has released a new ToS and started deleting groups and pages. The most common, those discussing about sex, nudity, and erotica, even if it was just part of cerative fiction, in text or images, subtle or not.

What's with the sudden changes and immediate bans? First it was #Tumblr now it's Facebook.
 

Facebook accused of striking 'secret deals over user data'


More than 200 pages of confidential emails are shared online by Parliament's fake news inquiry.
Article word count: 1120

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18621513
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[1]Facebook documents Image copyright Getty Images

Emails written by Facebookʼs chief and his deputies show the firm struck secret deals to give some developers special access to user data while refusing others, according to MPs.

A cache of [2]internal documents has been published online by a parliamentary committee.

It said the files also showed Facebook had deliberately made it "as hard as possible" for users to be aware of privacy changes to its Android app.

Facebook had objected to their release.

It said that the documents had been presented in a "very misleading manner" and required additional context.

The emails were obtained from the chief of Six4Three - a software firm that is suing the tech giant - and were disclosed by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee as part of its inquiry into fake news.

About 250 pages have been published, some of which are marked "highly confidential".

Damian Collins MP, the chair of the committee, highlighted several "key issues" in an introductory note.

He wrote that:
\* Facebook allowed some companies to maintain "full access" to usersʼ friends data even after announcing changes to its platform in 2014/2015 to limit what developersʼ could see. "It is not clear that there was any user consent for this, nor how Facebook decided which companies should be whitelisted," Mr Collins wrote
\* Facebook had been aware that an update to its Android app that let it collect records of usersʼ calls and texts would be controversial. "To mitigate any bad PR, Facebook planned to make it as hard as possible for users to know that this was one of the underlying features," Mr Collins wrote
\* Facebook used data provided by the Israeli analytics firm Onavo to determine which other mobile apps were being downloaded and used by the public. It then used this knowledge to decide which apps to acquire or otherwise treat as a threat
\* there was evidence that Facebookʼs refusal to share data with some apps caused them to fail
\* there had been much discussion of the financial value of providing access to friendsʼ data

Facebook said Six4Three had "cherry-picked" the documents and claimed they had omitted "important context".

"We stand by the platform changes we made in 2015 to stop a person from sharing their friendsʼ data with developers," said a spokeswoman.

"Like any business, we had many internal conversations about the various ways we could build a sustainable business model for our platform.

"But the facts are clear: weʼve never sold peopleʼs data."

Mr Zuckerberg has also [3]posted a personal response on his Facebook page.

"I understand there is a lot of scrutiny on how we run our systems. Thatʼs healthy given the vast number of people who use our services around the world, and it is right that we are constantly asked to explain what we do," he said.

"But itʼs also important that the coverage of what we do - including the explanation of these internal documents - doesnʼt misrepresent our actions or motives."

Tactics revealed

The correspondence includes emails between Facebook and several other tech firms, in which the social network appears to agree to add third-party apps to a "whitelist" of those given permission to access data about usersʼ friends.

This might be used, for example, to allow an appʼs users to continue seeing which of their Facebook friends were using the same service.

Image caption Netflix tapped into Facebook friends lists to let users see what titles their contacts had watched and rated highly

They include:
\* the dating service Badoo, its spin-off Hot or Not, and Bumble - another dating app that it had invested in
\* the car pick-up service Lyft
\* the video-streaming service Netflix
\* the home rental service Airbnb

However, others including the ticket sales service Ticketmaster, Twitterʼs short-video platform Vine and the connected-cars specialist Airbiquity seem to have been denied the privilege.

Among the emails that have been published are the following extracts:

Blocking Vine

The following concerns a decision to prevent Twitterʼs short-form video service having access to usersʼ friends lists. It is dated 24 January 2012.

Justin Osofsky (Facebook vice president):

"Twitter launched Vine today which lets you shoot multiple short video segments to make one single, 6-second video... Unless anyone raises objections, we will shut down their friends API access today. Weʼve prepared reactive PR, and I will let Jana know our decision."

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook chief executive):

"Yup, go for it."

Android update

The following is part of a discussion about giving Facebookʼs Android app permission to read usersʼ call logs. It is dated 4 February 2015.

Michael LeBeau (Facebook product manager):

"As you know all the growth team is planning on shipping a permissions update on Android at the end of this month. They are going to include the ʼread call logʼ permission... This is a pretty high-risk thing to do from a PR perspective but it appears that the growth team will charge ahead and do it...[The danger is] screenshot of the scary Android permissions screen becomes a meme (as it has in the past), propagates around the web, it gets press attention, and enterprising journalists dig into what exactly the new update is requesting, then write stories about "Facebook uses new Android update to pry into your private life in ever more terrifying ways".

Data leaks

The following is from a discussion in which Mark Zuckerberg mulled the idea of selling developers access to usersʼ friendsʼ data. It is dated October 2012, pre-dating the quiz involved in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It was sent to Sam Mullin, who was vice president of product management.

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook chief executive):

"Itʼs not at all clear to me here that we have a model that will actually make us the revenue we want at scale. Iʼm getting more on board with locking down some parts of platform, including friendsʼ data and potentially email addresses for mobile apps. Iʼm generally sceptical that there is as much data leak strategic risk as you think... I think we leak info to developers but I just canʼt think of any instances where that data has leaked from developer to developer and caused a real issue for us."

Membership fees

The following is from an email sent by Mark Zuckerberg to several of his executives in which he explains why he does not think making users pay for Facebook would be a good idea. It is dated 19 November 2012.

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook chief executive):

"The question is whether we could charge and still achieve ubiquity. Theoretically, if we could do that, it would be better to get ubiquity and get paid. My sense is there may be some price we could charge that wouldnʼt interfere with ubiquity, but this price wouldnʼt be enough to make us real money. Conversely, we could probably make real money of we were willing to sacrifice ubiquity, but that doesnʼt seem like the right trade here."

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3. https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10105559172610321

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These emails reveal that in the formative years of Facebook’s growth, the company’s executives were ruthless and unsparing in their ambition to collect more data from users, extract concessions from developers and stamp out possible competitors. #ComputersandtheInternet #Facebook #SocialMedia #DataMining;BigData #Privacy
 
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#facebook was never punished for #cambridgeanalytica

Cambridge Analytica did not shut down, it just renamed and moved to another shell

#zuckerberg and his ilk continue to burn the Internet, sting society, make people depressed and sometimes suicidal
 
Mass #surveillance breeds #astroturfing giants like #facebook

This, in turn, enables #racism #fascism and bigotry
 
#facebook #internet #socialnetworking
 

Facebook removed post by ex-manager who said site 'failed' black people


In interview, Mark S Luckie describes irony of letter’s removal for violating ‘community standards’ before it was reinstated
Article word count: 780

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18618359
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\#HackerNews #black #ex-manager #facebook #failed #people #post #removed #said #site #who
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Facebook removed a post from a former employee who [1]accused the company of “failing its black employees and its black users”, saying the memo about racial discrimination violated its “community standards”.

Mark S Luckie, who recently stepped down as strategic partner manager, published the [2]piece on Facebook last week detailing his experiences as a black employee at a tech [3]corporation that [4]largely excludes [5]African Americans, saying the company has also unfairly censored black people on the platform.

[6]Facebook appeared to prove Luckie’s point this week by removing the letter before eventually reinstating it.

“My first reaction was shock that it happened,” Luckie told the Guardian after he saw that Facebook had [7]flagged his post, saying it “goes against” the site’s standards. “Then I kind of wanted to laugh. I’ve been on so many phone calls and email threads with people having this issue … In an ironic twist, I am dealing with this.”

In an interview on Tuesday, Luckie reflected on the intense debate his memo had sparked and the “disappointing” silence from Facebook, which he said was doing little to respond to concerns or address prejudice and exclusion at the company.

“It feels like Facebook can tackle a lot of issues … but when you talk about black people, all of a sudden there is silence,” he said by phone from Atlanta, where he moved after quitting Facebook last month. “There are a lot of black employees who express that they feel the same way. To put out a three-line response that doesn’t have any heft to it, it feels dismissive of an engaged community on Facebook. It’s just sad.”

In his original post, Luckie wrote about black employees being “accosted by campus security”, facing discriminatory comments from managers, reaching a “dead end” when they go to HR, and being “dissuaded” from participating in black employee groups. He said there were more Black Lives Matter posters than black employees in some buildings.

Facebook, which is [8]battling a range of [9]PR crises, responded with a generic statement last week about efforts to “increase the range of perspectives among those who build our products”. The company’s brief comment did not address Luckie’s specific concerns, including his arguments that the firm’s lack of diversity had contributed to failures on the platform, such as the frequent [10]mislabeling of posts by black users as “hate speech”.

Black employees make up 4% of the Facebook [11]workforce and only 1% of technical roles and 2% of leadership positions.

Luckie said he decided to go public with his letter after he circulated it internally and received no formal response from Facebook. “They work quickly to resolve issues when they are held publicly accountable for them,” he said.

But it was frustrating, he said, that Facebook responded internally and externally with statements by the few black employees in leadership roles: “The image Facebook is projecting is that it’s up to black people to fix the issues that black people didn’t create.”

He added: “The historic language to black employees has been ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ and ‘be resilient’.”

Luckie, 35, said the response to his post had been overwhelming and largely positive, though some within Facebook have been critical of him for going public.

“I was disappointed in my colleagues who sort of dismissed that any of this was happening at Facebook, because it didn’t happen to them,” he said. “If you’re black at Facebook, you’ve had to deal with at least one of the issues that I’ve outlined.”

Luckie said he recognized that his post could cost him future jobs or lead to retaliation, but he added: “I’m willing to make the sacrifice.”

He said it was also validating to hear others share similar stories: “I don’t want to be alone out there in the world discussing this.”

After Facebook notified him that it deleted his post, hours later it said it “took another look” and “restored” it, adding: “We’re sorry for the trouble.”

He said it was yet another reminder of the harmful moderation systems at Facebook, which have repeatedly been exposed as [12]biased against a range of [13]marginalized groups.

“The process that Facebook has is stifling conversation, especially amongst under-represented communities,” Luckie said, adding of his post’s censorship: “It encapsulates all the things that are wrong with this process.”

A Facebook spokesperson, Anthony Harrison, said Luckie’s post did not violate standards, adding: “We are looking into what happened.”

For now, Luckie said he was happy to be removed from Silicon Valley and to relocate to Atlanta.

“My culture is here, my friends are here,” he said. “I’ve seen more black people in the airport that I’ve seen in a whole month at Facebook.”

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2. https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-s-luckie/facebook-is-failing-its-black-employees-and-its-black-users/1931075116975013/
3. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/14/facebook-diversity-report-silicon-valley-employment
4. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/07/silicon-valley-google-diversity-black-women-workers
5. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/01/facebook-diversity-black-employees
6. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/facebook
7. https://twitter.com/marksluckie/status/1069993173957701632
8. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/21/facebook-admits-definers-pr-george-soros-critics-sandberg-zuckerberg
9. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/live/2018/nov/27/fake-news-inquiry-facebook-to-face-mps-from-around-the-world-mark-zuckerberg-live-updates
10. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/sep/12/facebook-blocks-shaun-king-black-lives-matter
11. https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/07/diversity-report/
12. https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-hate-speech-censorship-internal-documents-algorithms
13. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/18/facebook-moderation-racial-bias-black-lives-matter

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#facebook is breaking the #law

Just the casual reminder that people with a lot of money and connections will never be put in prison unless many people with money and power turn against them
Facbook’s Internal Emails Suggest Calls & Text Data Was Collected Without Consent
 
The quality of this data should matter; at the moment there's lots of junk stored, like 500MB of selfies made in a few minutes by a self-obsessed #facebook "used"
 

How Facebook Is Fueling the French Populist Rage


by Frederic Filloux
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18617640
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[1]Go to the profile of Frederic Filloux

by [2]Frederic Filloux

The “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) unrest that has been spreading across France over the recent weeks is the perfect, grass-rooted, unstructured movement that demonstrates the efficiency of Facebook and the damages it can indirectly cause to Western democracies.

The Yellow Vests started with the controversial tax on gasoline and grew with a widespread discontent against the government. President Emmanuel Macron is viewed as the embodiment of the French elite, disconnected from the country, and willing to favor “The Rich”. Next was a series of blockades across the country, that turned increasingly violent.

On Saturday, 166,000 people carrying the iconic outfit— invented by some Scottish railway workers in the 1960’s and which is a mandatory equipment in French cars — were on deck. In Paris, the demonstration turned violent with scores of destructions. Firefighters responded to 249 arsons of cars and stores.

I spent my entire afternoon there. Nearly all the people I talked to admitted to relying on Facebook to get informed in real-time on the unfolding events. In France, 63 percent of internet users are on Facebook.

The country is served by a remarkable cellular infrastructure that is relatively inexpensive and reliable (laws have been passed to force carriers to progressively cover 100 percent of the territory). The result is countless selfies, videos, and live blogging, which fueled anger and fantasy. Above all, Facebook provided an incredibly efficient logistical support for hundreds of demonstrations large and small across the country.

Facebook was able to build on two specific elements.

The spontaneous nature of the movement, which is both local and decentralized. Two weeks ago, more than 1,500 Yellow Vests-related Facebook events were organized locally, sometimes garnering a quarter of a city’s population. Self-appointed thinkers became national figures, thanks to popular pages and a flurry of Facebook Lives. One of them, Maxime Nicolle (107,000 followers), organizes frequent impromptu “lives”, immediately followed by thousands of people. His gospel is a hodgepodge of incoherent demands but he has become a national voice. Nicolle’s Facebook account, featuring a guillotine, symbol of the French Revolution and the device for death penalty until 1981, was briefly suspended before being reinstated after he put up a more acceptable image. Despite surreals, but always copious lists of claims, these people appear on popular TV shows. Right now in France, traditional TV is trailing a social sphere seen as uncorrupted by the elites, unfiltered, and more authentic.

Facebook substitutes the traditional media. In several cities, journalists have been attacked and have become the focus of a widespread public hatred. For demonstrators, ranging from moderate to the more radical, Facebook is the expression of the people, therefore it can’t lie. Sometimes, the social network carries obvious fake news, such as images of bleeding protesters taken two years ago in Spain or spreads the rumors of tanks ready to move against the Yellow Vests (15,000 interactions). The quick debunking by mainstream media is always lost in the ambient noise.

Vincent Glad, a journalist from Libération quite knowledgeable to the social beat in France wrote last Friday:
“While Yellow Vests no longer believe what traditional media say, these Facebook Lives and more broadly videos that circulate on social networks appear as the only reliable media.”
On Friday, a tentative negotiation involving French officials and some improvised delegation of protesters was quickly canceled when the government refused the meeting to be broadcast on Facebook Live. As Vincent Glad wrote in “Libé”:
“Contrary to a popular belief among the Yellow Vests who are convinced that Macron is censoring them with the help of Facebook, their best ally is Mark Zuckerberg. Without any doubts, the movement benefits from Facebook’s new algorithm that favors groups contents over those posted by media. Once you made a few likes on a group, you are overwhelmed by the group’s content. The new algorithm has funneled the Yellow Vests in a filter bubble largely filled with yellow content…”
The collusion between the State and big corporation sometimes leads to a long-lasting Gallic fantasy. Here is an example (abbreviated translation below):

“CENSOR FACEBOOK
Facebook sentenced to pay €1000 to every citizen.
This is a civic duty. We all witness the dictatorial censorship initiated by Facebook and the Government.
Facebook’s attitude is a clear violation of the French citizen’s rights.
The French people poses an ultimatum to put an end to its censorship by Friday, November 22.
Once the “Gilets Jaunes” prevail, a government-supported lawsuit will be filed against Facebook to claim a damage of €1000 per person (67 billion euros) for violating free speech — they can afford it.” [etc.]

In a weird twist of event, Facebook is now the archenemy of both the quintessential and immensely rich US corporation, but it is also seen as the people’s bullhorn that must be defended against the State.

This would sound goofy if the heart of Paris didn’t wake up this Sunday morning looking like an urban war zone, with the acrid smell of 10,000 tear gas grenades used the day before, and with 133 people hospitalized.

As the absolute amplifier and radicalizer of the popular anger, Facebook has demonstrated its toxicity to the democratic process.

. . .
The day before the riots, we were discussing with SciencesPo students on how to contain Facebook’s’ ability to spread the dangerous cocktail of hatred, fake news, and logistical help tools that fuel the fire.

Facebook is the most threatening weapon to democracies ever invented. Over the last two years, the hijacking of the social network by populist groups or parties has tainted a dozen election processes across the world and brought to power a string of populists leaders that will have a profound effect on their countries.

It is now certain that Donald Trump in the United States, or Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, owe their election to Facebook. In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro has built a strong electoral base largely thanks to a well-organized weaponization of WhatsApp (fully owned by Facebook Inc.) Some countries, like the Philippines, will see midterm elections next year that could bring constitutional modifications from which there might be no turning back. These shifts have been amplified by a fascinating mixture of recklessness and cynicism on behalf of Facebook which provided consultants to these campaigns.

Should Facebook be banned altogether? Evidently not. Among anything else, there are free speech issues. The network also carries some benefits to society. But above all, as nature abhors vacuum and habits have settled, the disappearance of Facebook or WhatsApp would open the floodgates to services completely beyond the control of the Western government. Apps such as Telegram, or worse, ad hoc version of Chinese ultra-popular WeChat or Toutiao, would fill the void in a more potent way: while a single Facebook group can’t go beyond 256 people (a simple hack can grow communities up to 10,000 members), the Russian app Telegram can create groups with 75,000 members at once. Toutiato, the widespread Chinese news app, captures 74 minutes of its user attention each day, versus 53 minutes for Facebook.

Despite their incredible negligence, Facebook’s management is safe. Zuckerberg controls its board and his number two, Sheryl Sandberg, can’t decently be fired, protected by the “Lean In” flak vest. But Facebook needs more than ever to be regulated one way or another. A reasonable way would be to split Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram, all currently deeply interconnected.

It might take a while. Expect further damages in the meantime.

— [3]frederic.filloux@mondaynote.com

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