A Horror Story?

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/31/2021 - 04:03

Sometimes a company title spells out the terrors that await. Other times it will tell you how to avoid really dangerous mayhem.

Over a dozen news organizations published reports on Facebook’s internal leaked documents. They detail what the company knew about its role in radicalizing usersemployees’ questions about the impact of its core features, and its struggles to curb dangerous content internationally. Then Facebook changed its name to Meta.

The platform doesn’t need a new name, it needs plastic surgery and a facelift. While some were hoping would create digital democracy, it may have evolved into a real horror, in which phonies rule, and may God help us all.

Facebook's algorithms gave an "angry" reaction five times the weight of a traditional "like." After years of research, employees realized the result was more "toxicity."  https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/emoji-reactions-cute-addition-fa…

From facilitating an insurrection to turning a blind eye to human trafficking in the Middle East, a bonanza of allegations against Facebook came out today based on thousands of documents leaked by Frances Haugen

Leaked Facebook Papers reveal plan to target SIX-YEAR-OLDS for profit

What's the metaverse? Just a distraction from Facebook's real-life hellscape

Meta represents a do-over for Mark Zuckerberg. But it's going to take more than just a name change

Why working at Facebook is like playing chess with an alien, according to leaked documents https://time.com/6110829/working-at-facebook-papers/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_term=business_facebook&linkId=137915708

Essential Arts: Facebook's new logo? That's so Meta https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/newsletter/2021-10-30/essential-arts-facebook-has-a-new-logo-essential-arts