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20+ min read · 527 saves · From 2018 · Christopher Wylie attracted worldwide media attention when he outed himself as the brainchild behind “Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool” that helped Donald Trump win the 2016 election. Wylie is facing significant legal risks by going public – yet doing so has become a matter of conscience for?him. Carole Cadwalladr is a features writer for the British newspaper The Observer. Her article is an in-depth profile of the data scientist and his stint at Cambridge Analytica. getAbstract believes her piece is a must-read for Facebook users and everybody following the twists and turns of the post-2016 election fallout in the United States.
2 min read · 468 saves · Sep 21st · European regulators are cracking down on Facebook's ability to transfer data across the Atlantic. Now the tech giant is threatening to pull its services from more than 400 million European users.
20+ min read · 449 saves · From 2016 · Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism
20+ min read · 388 saves · From 2018 · Brexit and the 2016 surprise victory of US president Donald Trump alarmed Roger McNamee, a technology investor and early mentor to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. McNamee noticed how organized political operatives were exploiting the Facebook platform to spread negative?attention grabbing content, influence voters?and affect?voting outcomes. For McNamee, the platform’s flawed business model, its monopolistic market position and the lack of government regulation?have?turned the formerly? innocent social networking site into a threat to democracy. He shares his concerns and suggests remedies in an in-depth piece in the Washington Monthly, which getAbstract recommends to policy makers and citizen activists.
372 saves · 2019-02-27 · Editor's Note 1 : I have no editor. Editor’s Note 2 : I would like to assure new subscribers to this blog that most my posts are not as long as this one. Or as long as my previous one . My long break…