As Popular Information has documented, Facebook has failed to curb toxic content on its platform — including misinformation, violent threats, and voter suppression. Just last week, this newsletter reported that Facebook pages dedicated to the Boogaloo movement, which includes "white nationalists and neo-Nazis who want to see society descend into chaos so that they can come to power and build a new fascist state," continue to thrive. Facebook allows these Boogaloo groups to proliferate even though two members of these groups were just charged in the cold-blooded murder of a federal officer. The alleged shooter and his accomplice met in a Facebook group.
And still a better idea is for people to stop using Facebook. Period. Advertisers would see little benefit to advertising on a platform that has few users. No users, no advertisers, no revenue, no profit, no business. Facebook should never have grown to the size it has become and users should never have allowed their personal information to be prostituted so blatantly by Zuckerberg. It’s not like he just began showing the world who he is recently, he’s been pretty transparent for years. #DeleteFacebook
At least someone is standing up to Facebook, thank God.
One (strict) standard for everyone BUT Trump... Zuckerberg should change his name to Suckerberg!
I am so concerned about the First Amendment in this. Obviously inciting violence, causing harm, threatening words are all exceptions to the freedom of expression, but who draws the lines? I hate FB and deleted my account a year ago after reading Popular Information for months and getting the strength to dissolve the bonds of addiction, but most people can't or won't. I yearn for a government that puts our common good over private interest. FB should not be allowed to control our community to the size and extent that they have. Can the younger members of Congress understand monopolies or will their lives be so entwined with social media that they cannot see it? FB is part and parcel of the new dystopia we have devolved into.
Good work. Keep it up. Happy to support your efforts.
I'm so excited to hear some companies are starting to send a message to Facebook. It's still a small number that won't have any effect. We're going to need a lot of other companies to join in. This is the only way that zuck will understand. You have to hit him in his pocketbook. That's the ONLY way he will enforce his own policies. He's a revolting human that puts profits over everything else. I despise his approach to running facebook.
Thank you. Your work & its results inspire me.
Facebook and I ended our relationship about 2 years ago. I was concerned about my information being "out there." Now I'm even happier not to have anything to do with it. I believe Zuckerberg would sell his mother's SS# if he thought he'd make a buck.
This is the first bit of good news regarding legitimate action against Facebook that I’ve heard. We are all responsible for keeping up the pressure. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO STAY OFF FACEBOOK. Money talks. It’s the only way to get Zuckerberg to do the right thing. Hit him in the wallet!