In the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol, incited and planned over platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, many are calling for changes.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is spineless and acts irresponsible for commercial reasons, except for brief moments.
QAnon is much more than a marginal phenomenon, as much as most rational people would wish otherwise.
How Facebook has gotten away with its constant abuses dealing with the greatest raw material of all time, data about human preferences and interactions.
With its deep pockets and shameless leadership, Facebook has perfected the art of wiggling out of tricky situations.
In crises, there is no room for “post-truth.” Denying facts and the truth endangers lives. Peddling misinformation for political purposes proves too reckless, even for populists.
Beyond containing the COVID 19 virus, we must also contain the “infodemic” — the glut of misinformation from various sources. What does that take?
To overturn “fake news” demands so much more than fact-checking. It takes educating society with critical thinking skills.
Is Mark Zuckerberg really in control of Facebook? Or is he a sorcerer’s apprentice that cannot handle the invention?