Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
Is the problem with Facebook itself, or with dark entities which have learned to weaponize its functionality and reach?

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Dec 27th, 2018 at 10:28:54 AM EST
[ Parent ]
by Oui on Thu Dec 27th, 2018 at 02:25:32 PM EST
[ Parent ]
In the particular case of Facebook it is very patently an issue with the corporation itself. So called dark forces make use of whichever tools are available to them.

You might find me At The Edge Of Time.
by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]a[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com) on Thu Dec 27th, 2018 at 04:00:46 PM EST
[ Parent ]
The actions that the Internet Research Agency has been accused of doing on are not distinguishable from maximizing traffic and thus revenue from Facebook. Which I note not to argue that that was what they did (though I think so), but to point out that if creating division is indistinguishable from maximizing profit, then it's a platform that promotes creating division. Which is a problem it seems with not just Facebook, but any profit maximizing social media company (or at least one not regulated to avoid all the pitfalls of Facebook).

I still use Facebook though. When it comes to organising patient groups (which more and more seems to be what I am doing these days), it has been revolutionary and I don't know of any platform that could replace it today.

by fjallstrom on Thu Dec 27th, 2018 at 04:52:26 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Top Diaries

A Swedish government appears

by fjallstrom - Jan 16
6 comments

What happens now?

by IdiotSavant - Jan 15
66 comments

Too little, too late

by Frank Schnittger - Jan 12
83 comments

A TITANIC success

by Frank Schnittger - Jan 7
36 comments

Perils of a No Deal BrExit

by Oui - Jan 7
112 comments

Review of 2018

by Frank Schnittger - Dec 26
43 comments

Occasional Series