From CNBC here:
Facebook’s new policies include labeling political ads so they’re easier to identify, and creating a catalogue of these and other ads so users can see how much advertisers are paying and who they are targeting.
But many of the changes intended to create more transparency don’t appear to address the most problematic ads purchased last year by Kremlin-backed, online trolls. These ads, referred to as “issue ads,” sought to stir social and political unrest in the United States around issues like Black Lives Matter, not necessarily to promote candidates like Donald Trump.
Nothing like not addressing the issue to typify post 9-11 America.
It appears the political establishment has determined there will be minor (if any) changes to regulation of our Internet overlords after their role in the 2016 election.
Extremely ironic as most of them appeared to vigorously oppose Trump but they played a real role in electing him. So thanks for that!
Headline from Washington Post:
Russian content may have reached 126 million users — far more than first disclosed, company testimony says
Far more than first disclosed!!
Facebook may make it harder for people to see publishers’ stories, unless those publishers pay to promote them.
As part of a new test in six countries, Facebook is taking content from publishers and businesses out of its main feed. Instead, those posts will exist in a separate, hard-to-find feed that Facebook recently launched for discovering new stuff, called the “Explore Feed.”
Does it or does it not appear that the fucknuttery surrounding Facebook is endless?
If it’s not selling ads to Russian troll bots, it’s live streaming murders, or it’s fucking around with the feed to maximize profits, or cloning Snapchat’s shit so they can destroy Snapchat.
This Facebook shit is ill, it’s many different faces of ill and it should be made much less powerful and much less profitable because it’s ill and foul and a fuckshow.
From the Guardian here:
The revelation came as the growing influence of major tech companies has become a topic of bipartisan concern in Washington DC, and voices on Capitol Hill are getting louder about the need for more oversight of the digital giants’growing role in American politics.
Please God, let the universe be fair and have our internet overlord take a 2X4 in the face, in their reputations, and most importantly in their bottom lines.
I don’t ask for much.
“I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for the purpose of self-aggrandizement or money or for whatever their motivation may be, does seem to be on the increase.”
I think he worships Edward Snowden while normal people respect him. Worship is his word, he used the word worship.
While Mike Pompeo pretends to not know Snowden’s motivation, deep down CIA director Mike realizes what an empty shell of a human being he himself is so he aims to persecute that person (Snowden) who represents that part of him he wants to be.
The bald vampire himself:
“Our goal with Amazon Prime, make no mistake,” says Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, “is to make sure that if you are not a Prime member, you are being irresponsible.”