terrifying from Carole Cadwalladr.
Facebook is "aiding and abetting the spread of climate misinformation,” said Robert Brulle, an environmental sociologist at Drexel University. “They have become the vehicle for climate misinformation, and thus should be held partially responsible for a lack of action on climate change.”
But now Facebook has reportedly decided to allow its staffers to overrule the climate scientists and make any climate disinformation ineligible for fact-checking by deeming it “opinion.”
@TesScotland Why would I?
I wonder how this will affect folk like myself who have used the Giffy API to do daft things, like Gif the Dub, for fun and certainly no profit.
Worth watching more than once. Lovely, fascinating animation. I wish I had some data to put into Flourish!
For instance, during the Brexit campaign ads aimed at securing leave votes appeared not as ads at all but as quizzes or competitions, targeted at the demographics most likely to be persuaded.
Good overview imo
Facebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former UK chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation
what the algorithmic feed does is effectively collapse this protective layer
We are closer to ugly though thanks to algorithms.
👍🔗 enjoying, sort of, Zuckerberg’s Preposterous Defense of Facebook – The New York Times
👍🔗 To Serve The World – from a dog that does. Plus great gif @cogdog