Fri, 10 August 2018
As Facebook moves into its latest Orwellian phase of political censorship, critics are beginning to ask what will become of the Silicon Valley's most famous digital monopoly. Has Facebook sold out its user base? Will intelligent and influential content producers and consumers begin migrating in greater numbers to more Constitutionally-friendly social media platforms? Sputnik Radio's cutting edge program Trend Storm explores this question with special guests, 21WIRE's Patrick Henningsen and Joaquin Flores, Editor-in-Chief of Fort Russ News.
Trend Storm host Andrew Korybko writes: "The over $120 billion that the company lost infamously makes it the largest loss in stock market history, and CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg reportedly had over $17 billion wiped out. The shock set in immediately, with pundits and regular users alike wondering just how far Facebook will fall and whether the platform's best days are now behind it, and some even went as far as speculating that it'll soon become the "next MySpace" and end up all but irrelevant. From being indirectly implicated in the Russiagate conspiracy for supposedly allowing fake news to be peddled on its platform to being exposed earlier this year for allowing Cambridge Analytica to harvest its users' data for political purposes, it's fair to say that Facebook has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons over the past couple of years. On top of that, some politically active users who defy Mainstream Media dogma have alleged that they're being "shadow blocked", meaning that the algorithm is suppressing their account's so-called "organic reach", or sometimes outright censored through frivolous blocking."
All this and much more...
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Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT