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Literally Just A Big List Of Facebook’s 2018 Scandals

Literally Just A Big List Of Facebook’s 2018 Scandals

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  • The European Union has been far more aggressive than the US in regulating the big tech companies, especially around data protection. New EU regulations came into effect in 2018 which introduced the idea of “purpose limitation” in how companies like Facebook can use people’s data. It is now illegal to

    The European Union has been far more aggressive than the US in regulating the big tech companies, especially around data protection. New EU regulations came into effect in 2018 which introduced the idea of “purpose limitation” in how companies like Facebook can use people’s data. It is now illegal to talk about purpose in vague and unspecific language, such as “improving user experience” or “marketing” or “research.” We now see emerging, if not immediate, signs of similar regulations being considered in the US, and there are many ways that regulators could take a harder line in enforcing existing laws or that politicians could propose new ways to force transparency and accountability on Facebook.

    Public support for regulation of AI, along with relatively low trust in Facebook as compared to its peers, could bolster regulators’ confidence in attacking Facebook politically and legally.

  • This a recounting of every Facebook scandal in 2018, essentially one scandal every other week. Make your own personal call whether you feel this is an organization you want to be the conduit between you and your most important relationships, data and information.

  • Take a few minutes to review the news reports related to Facebook from the past year. This list is not complete, but the message is clear: Facebook’s algorithms, business model, and business practices enabled bad actors to harm innocent people, while also undermining public health, democracy, privacy

    Take a few minutes to review the news reports related to Facebook from the past year. This list is not complete, but the message is clear: Facebook’s algorithms, business model, and business practices enabled bad actors to harm innocent people, while also undermining public health, democracy, privacy, and competition.

    The events reported in this article were not isolated failures. They were not unintended consequences. They resulted from the design of the platform, and the culture of the company, magnified by irresponsible management choices.

    The surest way to protect public health, democracy, privacy, and competition would be to get rid of Facebook (and Google, which is guilty of most of the same sins). The next best way would be for users to radically alter their behavior, a process that has already begun. (Usage - measured in minutes per day - declined significantly in 2018.). Antitrust action to empower competitors and regulations to protect users will also help.

  • Literally just a big list of reasons why Facebook needs to end.

  • Astonishing. Any other company that is not in the FAANG group would be torn apart by regulators.

    I deleted FB off my phone, as well as IG. I had real concerns about FOMO, so I didn’t delete my accounts and planned to still use the services on my computer. Over the last 3 weeks I’ve checked FB three

    Astonishing. Any other company that is not in the FAANG group would be torn apart by regulators.

    I deleted FB off my phone, as well as IG. I had real concerns about FOMO, so I didn’t delete my accounts and planned to still use the services on my computer. Over the last 3 weeks I’ve checked FB three times and IG zero.

    We’ve been socially engineered to believe we need this service. It is far, far from the truth. The company is now doing more harm than good, which should be the indicator it needs to go away.

  • I think Facebook will come back just fine, as long as it can continue to sustain its revenue growth and user engagement across platforms.

  • Funny article, but also a good reminder of just how fallible these tech corps are.

  • I love the December’s Year-Sum-Ups. I feel they lost the touch as hell.

  • This is ludicrous...

  • Can you say schadenfreude?