Category: Internet

James Muldoon: Regulating Big Tech is not enough. We need platform socialism

Facebook won’t let state oversight trump shareholder interest, so alternatives – based on common ownership and community control – are needed

Renée DiResta: It’s Not Misinformation. It’s Amplified Propaganda

You don’t need fake accounts to spread ampliganda online. Real people will happily do it

Sonali Kolhatkar: How Facebook’s Quest for Profits Is Paved on Hate and Lies

New revelations by a whistleblower prove that the world’s largest social media platform understands clearly its negative impact on society, but that profits are a greater lure than preserving democracy

Juan Cole: Haugen: Facebook has become the Terminator

Please Help Znet         Source: Informed Comment Photo by Primakov/Shutterstock   Frances Haugen’s whistleblower testimony on Tuesday before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Data Security highlighted Facebook’s interactions with children, but the testimony was a devastating indictment of the pernicious effects of the company’s Read more…

Brett Wilkins: Whistleblower Warns Facebook a Threat to Children and Democracy

Frances Haugen said the company’s leaders know how to make their platforms safer, “but won’t make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical profits before people”

Jake Johnson: Progressives Respond to Facebook Outage With Simple Call: ‘Break Them Up’

“It’s almost as if Facebook’s monopolistic mission to either own, copy, or destroy any competing platform has incredibly destructive effects on free society and democracy”

Ryan Zickgraf: Mark Zuckerberg’s “Metaverse” Is a Dystopian Nightmare

The Facebook founder intends to usher in a new era of the internet where there’s no distinction between the virtual and the real — and no logging off

Jessica González: Misinformation’s Deadly Profit Motive

Big Tech companies continually put profits and growth over the safety of their users. We cannot wait for more people to die before we take action

Dartagnan: The NYT profiles ‘most influential’ purveyor of online COVID vaccine misinformation

The anti-vaccine movement has taken full advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to sow doubt and regurgitate false or misleading information

Jennifer Mercieca: We are all propagandists now

The public sphere, where Americans discuss public issues, is broken. There’s little discussion – and lots of fighting

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