I get that y'all sit around dreaming of the 90's hating Microsoft and pretend Google is some kinda spy agency but...
Can we focus on destroying Facebook for awhile? They are openly admitting they want to help shady politicians lie globally. They're openly admitting their unprecedented ad targeting should be used for politics. Their founder is now admitting that Facebook has a material advantage if they influence the elections away from even modestly leftist policies.
They're not a hypothetical harm. They're not an abstract harm. They're not just collecting highly personal data on a global scale and probably aware of your family graph on a level no other company can match, but *they're openly admitting they're part of political misinformarion*. They helped analytics firms game the Brexit and US2016 election.
This is the means of communication, folks. Either we seize it or we destroy it. Option 3 is that Facebook is a government propaganda system for hire contracting itself out to every would-be despot in the globe, tactically tilting the scales everywhere to maximize the influence of unrestricted capitalism.
I don't hate MS... Google is on my shitlist, but I don't think they are evil for evil's sake.
But when it comes to FB, we are in agreement.
FB has gone too far and must be dismantled.
@endomain let's not forget their ambitions for sovereignty.
@endomain and they're about to launch a currency so they can basically surpass any economic controls that could be imposed on them.
@endomain I've successfully escaped into my own little corner of cyberspace in which having a FB account is an oddity.
(Just like I'm surprised when I find out that people develop on Windows, the horror.)
It's easy to forget that for the general public, they're still tied into some kind of FB product. And even if they aren't they're probably not doing anything to block FB from passively monitoring them.
@endomain I've said this before and I'll say it again, burn facebook to the ground and salt the ashes, nothing there should grow for a thousand years. lay waste to it in its entirety and let it be a warning to anybody else who believes they get to own the world
we are here
we are powerful
we do not approve of you
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.