Adios Facebook

The recent revelations centered around Facebook and Cambridge Analytica compel me to bring this relationship to an end. Yes, Facebook, it is you.

  • Buggy iPad app
  • Buggy iPad messnger app
  • Only trolls are participating. Everyone I want to hear from is a lurker
  • You aided a hostile foreign power’s information warfare campaign directed at the US electorate, a campaign that probably resulted in the election of the worst US President ever.
  • You allowed an advertising client to plunder 50 million user’s profile information
  • Said advertising client left that information lying about on open or easily penetrated servers

So on Passover, the account goes.

References

This post seemed a bit of a rant so I decided to beef it up. Here are some of the references. All are of the multiple-sources, reference librarian checked, peer reviewed, and edited sort. I’ll leave it to you to follow the links, do the reading, and reach your own conclusions.

  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-worked-at-facebook-i-know-how-cambridge-analytica-could-have-happened/2018/03/20/edc7ef8a-2bc4-11e8-8ad6-fbc50284fce8_story.html?utm_term=.38cecc726549
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/cambridge-academic-trawling-facebook-had-links-to-russian-university
  3. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/16/15657512/cambridge-analytica-christopher-wylie-facebook-trump-russia
  4. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/03/heres-a-photo-of-cambridge-analyticas-ceo-with-the-russian-ambassador-to-the-uk/
  5. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/us/cambridge-analytica-alexander-nix.html
  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mercer_(businessman)
  7. https://ballotpedia.org/Robert_Mercer