Why Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t realize Facebook is evil

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testified in Congress yesterday. And Mark Zuckerberg was mystified. He was surely thinking, “Can’t they see that we’re out to help humanity?” Today I deconstruct his sincere statement to employees after all the negative news about Facebook in the past month. If you read this critically and with the right perspective, … Continued

After Frances Haugen’s interview on “60 Minutes,” we must assume the worst about Facebook

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We now know that Frances Haugen, Facebook’s former civic integrity product manager, is the whistleblower who leaked Facebook’s internal documents to the Wall Street Journal. She was just interviewed on “60 Minutes.” And after listening to her, I no longer trust anything Mark Zuckerberg or Facebook’s communications team has to say. On “60 Minutes,” Haugen … Continued

Prostitution on Facebook

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Every male on Facebook has experienced this phenomenon: An attractive woman in a sexy pose asks you to be friends. If you click through, she says that she and her friends have formed a WhatsApp group for women who want sex, and she invites you to join. It’s an obvious scam. It’s trivially easy to … Continued

Why I disagree with Facebook’s defenders

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Last week, I said we need to crush Facebook. A lot of you agreed. But a few found ways to explain that Facebook is just a normal part of the internet, magnifying stuff that we find engaging, and so crushing it is an overreaction. I respect these arguments and the people who make them. But … Continued

Crush Facebook

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Facebook is toxic. And its leaders no longer give a crap about even appearing to be otherwise. The reporting about Facebook this month has been brutal and disturbing. Here’s how the Wall Street Journal describes its “Facebook Files,” series, based on internal Facebook documents: Facebook Inc. knows, in acute detail, that its platforms are riddled with flaws … Continued