Is Facebook Evil?

When it first arrived on the scene back in 2006 it was fun & exciting. Now, 15 years later, it morphed into something completely different.
What are your thoughts how social media has evolved?

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/06/house-antitrust-committee-facebook-monopoly-buys-kills-competitors.html

In defence of MySpace, they didn’t aid and abet genocide in Myanmar, profiling of ethnic Uyghur people in China, promote covid conspiracy theories and antivax nonsense like Facebook did.

If we were to rank Facebook on the evil scale, I would say they rank somewhere between Big oil/big tobacco and whomever invented blister packaging.

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Yes. ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

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Yes, FB is definitely evil. Can actually be argumented otherwise?

As for Social Media: ICQ and MSN messenger got big when I was a teenager and already then, while seeing that it makes communication easier, I didn’t understand the hype about it and how people can spend a main deal of their daily lives on these platforms. I still don’t get it. For me nowadays it feels a lot like many people have forgot how to create and maintain friendship ties with people outside of social media. Among other things.

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I believe that the article below says everything about the company.

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This is awesome. Just unfollowed everyone myself. Thanks!

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Banned for life? Sounds like the perfect outcome.

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@regbarata This is some serious bs. They cannot think people will take them seriously after this.

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This article is from last year, but still- it’s definitely quite disturbing.

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If that’s true, I wonder why the credit card vendors are yet to pull their support for Facebook payment systems? These crimes are either far more heinous than (or arguably equivalent to in some instances) the unauthorised revenge porn and sexual assault videos that were on the tube/hub sites.

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I found this interesting analogy.

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This revelation from 11 years ago was all the reason I needed to mistrust FB. The famous IM convo from when he first started the company:

Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask.
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don’t know why.
Zuck: They “trust me”
Zuck: Dumb f-cks.

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Source of info for above post:

Here are search results for this topic:
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=IM+convo+zuck&t=ffab&ia=web

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I wrote in another post about the “Facebook glasses”. Now, I saw this article. Let’s talk about evilness?

EDIT: There is a comment in the article above speaking about “shadow profile”. So, even without an account, they know about you…

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After pandemic ends I will continue wearing my mask. This is not a joke.

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^ Thank you for sharing that. Given that I once had a Facebook account but “deleted” it, my shadow profile likely is even stronger than the shadow profiles of those who have never had Facebook accounts.

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Now there’s this news:

What could possibly go wrong?!

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