Fines Aren’t Enough: Here’s How the FTC Can Make Facebook Better

making Facebook “better” is not the answer IMO - the answer is to stop using these corporate data-slurping services and turn to more privacy-centric alternatives, of which there are many (Minds, Mastodon, BitChute, Diaspora, DTube, etc.)

we will never fix these kinds of problems, be they in social media, government, education, social, healthcare, etc., as long as greed is the underlying motivator and, because that is the case, these orgs are therefore inherently corrupt

The Weaponization of Social Media: What You’re Not Being Told (video)

from James Corbett …

It didn’t take long from the birth of the world wide web for the public to start using this new medium to transmit, collect and analyze information in ways never before imagined. The first message boards and clunky “Web 1.0” websites soon gave way to “the blogosphere.” The arrival of social media was the next step in this evolution, allowing for the formation of communities of interest to share information in real time about events happening anywhere on the globe.

But as quickly as communities began to form around these new platforms, governments and militaries were even quicker in recognizing the potential to use this new medium to more effectively spread their own propaganda.

Their goal? To shape public discourse around global events in a way favourable to their standing military and geopolitical objectives.

Their method? The Weaponization of Social Media.