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    - Facebook Staffer - Fake accounts have been undermining elections around the world

    Well I can't say I'm surprised. I often try and determine which site is worse Twitter or Facebook, but I think it comes down they are both equally as bad, but that Facebook algorithm almost encourages people going down a rabbit hole of disinformation.

    It's clear our current laws and regulations aren't being effective, but with big tech having such a firm grasp I don't see anything out side of users forcing companies to be better will fix the problem.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54161344
    In a 6,600-word internal memo to fellow workers, data scientist Sophie Zhang said she made decisions "that affected national presidents" without oversight.
    "I have blood on my hands," she wrote in the memo, parts of which were published by Buzzfeed.

    In her memo, parts of which were published by Buzzfeed without her permission, Ms Zhang said: "In the three years I've spent at Facebook, I've found multiple blatant attempts by foreign national governments to abuse our platform on vast scales to mislead their own citizenry, and caused international news on multiple occasions.
    "I have personally made decisions that affected national presidents without oversight, and taken action to enforce against so many prominent politicians globally that I've lost count," she added.

    In response, Facebook said: "We've built specialised teams, working with leading experts, to stop bad actors from abusing our systems, resulting in the removal of more than 100 networks for co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour.
    "It's highly involved work that these teams do as their full-time remit. Working against co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour is our priority, but we're also addressing the problems of spam and fake engagement.
    "We investigate each issue carefully, including those that Ms Zhang raises, before we take action or go out and make claims publicly as a company."

    "Facebook projects an image of strength and competence to the outside world... but the reality is that many of our actions are slapdash and haphazard accidents."
    She said the fact she had to make countless decisions about many different countries took a toll on her health and left her feeling responsible when civil unrest took place in locations that she had not prioritised for action.
    Her revelations come just a week after ex-Facebook engineer Ashok Chandwaney accused the firm of profiting from hate.
    Carole Cadwalladr, a UK journalist who exposed the Cambridge Analytica scandal, tweeted: "The speed and scale of the damage Facebook is doing to democracies around the world is truly terrifying."
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    Agreed, Boomer book is a problem. Their fact checker team started flagging adds they disagree with as false, instead of adds that are factually inaccurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by announced View Post
    Agreed, Boomer book is a problem. Their fact checker team started flagging adds they disagree with as false, instead of adds that are factually inaccurate.
    Someone clearly missed the story.
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    Multiculturalism hurts and kills. This happened before Trump and it would be happening without him. Racism arises from a multicultural society. If we were monocultural, people would not see issues through the lens of race.
    This is a poster saying that people are at fault for being the victims of terrorism, because they are not white.

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    tfw when you start a website to be creepy to other students and it ends in a genocide.


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    Colour me surprised.

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    Can we just dismantle Facebook entirely? Douchebag started it to perv on women and now he's undermining democracy. It serves no good purpose in society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnysensible View Post
    tfw when you start a website to be creepy to other students and it ends in a genocide.

    With every passing day I'm more convinced that Zuckerberg's goal is indeed to be an emotionless, apathetic robot. He's cosplaying Lore damn well, just needs the facepaint now.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...oups-suspended

    Speak of the devil, Facebook continues to fuck up because they, like much of Silicon Valley, think that algorithms are the solution to everything and will totally work for reals this time and won't fuck up. Why do you need to hire expensive people when you can just use a broke-ass algorithm that requires expensive people to fix the problems the algorithm caused?!

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    I was so sick of seeing people that I went to high school with share truckloads of terrible propaganda on FB that I had to deactivate it. I can't imagine how those people get through the day actually believing half of that shit (hint, they don't believe any of it themselves, they're just after attention). Regardless I want nothing to do with their marketing platform.
    I had become too accustomed to the pseudo-Left new style, whereby if your opponent thought he had identified your lowest possible motive, he was quite certain that he had isolated the only real one. This vulgar method, which is now the norm and the standard in much non-Left journalism as well, is designed to have the effect of making any noisy moron into a master analyst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    With every passing day I'm more convinced that Zuckerberg's goal is indeed to be an emotionless, apathetic robot. He's cosplaying Lore damn well, just needs the facepaint now.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environm...oups-suspended

    Speak of the devil, Facebook continues to fuck up because they, like much of Silicon Valley, think that algorithms are the solution to everything and will totally work for reals this time and won't fuck up. Why do you need to hire expensive people when you can just use a broke-ass algorithm that requires expensive people to fix the problems the algorithm caused?!
    Yeah, stupid robot algorithm and his impartiality. We tasked the algorithm with blocking political campaigning and calls to unrest, why cant it be indoctrinated into only blocking wrong political campaigning and calls for unrest? Get woke, stupid robot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yadryonych View Post
    Yeah, stupid robot algorithm and his impartiality. We tasked the algorithm with blocking political campaigning and calls to unrest, why cant it be indoctrinated into only blocking wrong political campaigning and calls for unrest? Get woke, stupid robot!
    Your side dabbles in entirely fake made up shit and murder, genocide, and spread of hate.

    Your side should indeed be silenced, and frankly, many of you belong on a terror watch list or in jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themius View Post
    Your side dabbles in entirely fake made up shit and murder, genocide, and spread of hate.

    Your side should indeed be silenced, and frankly, many of you belong on a terror watch list or in jail.
    Sounds like something Alex Jones would say about antifa and blm
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