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Facebook: Don’t sien me leh

In Internet on 04/02/2018 at 7:18 am
Facebook was intended to be as wholesome as apple pie?

From NYT Delbook

Here’s what Samidh Chakrabarti, a product manager at the tech giant, wrote in a post on the company’s Hard Questions blog:

Facebook was originally designed to connect friends and family — and it has excelled at that. But as unprecedented numbers of people channel their political energy through this medium, it’s being used in unforeseen ways with societal repercussions that were never anticipated.

Mr. Chakrabarti added that while the company was slow to address Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, it’s working to prevent it happening again.

I tot it was all about attracting eyeballs and ad revenue by way of trolling, echo chambering and the enabling of fake news. And to Make America Great Again by helping Trump become president.

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