Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Promotes Google Search Engine

Keywords: Senate Commerce, Science,and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security

Facebook wants to trick you into thinking that privacy protections or changes to Section 230 alone will be sufficient. While important, these will not get to the core of the issue — which is that no one truly understands the destructive choices made by Facebook except Facebook. We can afford nothing less than full transparency. As long as Facebook is operating in the shadows, hiding its research from public scrutiny, it is unaccountable. Until the incentives change, Facebook will not change. Left alone, Facebook will continue to make choices that go against the common good — our common good. […] At other large tech companies like Google, any independent researcher can download from the Internet the company’s search results and write papers about what they find — and they do!

Frances Haugen, Former Facebook Product Manager (via C-SPAN, ca. 10:32 – 10:34 am EST [ https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4980406/whistleblower-frances-haugen-calls-congress-regulate-facebook ] )

For more about recommendation systems, see e.g. Google Campaigns Against Donald Trump’s Re-Election in 2020 Campaign as President of USA (vs Joe Biden) & YouTube Recommendations: Platform for Influencers without Responsibility.

The Consumer Audience is Obsolete

Today, you have no audience — today, when you write to express your ideas, you do so within a wide variety of logical systems.

There are no news consumers sitting in laid-back postures, there are no fans leaning in to your news narratives. Your story is moot.

Well, speaking of conservative candidates, I just drone on and on and on and on, never letting anyone else get a word in edgewise, until I start foaming at the mouth and fall over backwards…

Monty Python’s Flying Circus – The Naked Ant [S01E12] — e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTLeBybJhSo&t=449s

The passive consumer audience is brain-dead.

Active production of meaning is now a matter of interacting with natural languages (cf. wants.blog ). It is participatory, it is emergent, it is generative, creative, and does not merely follow a narrative prescription. It evolves from day to day, context to context, and it is connected. It does not need no education, Google — no central authority, no golden algorithm to solve each and every problem. It is decentralized, distributed, networking.

Zita is engaged in helping to build this world — why not participate, too?

Social media collects all kinds of data on people and then uses that data to manipulate behavior

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Social media users are thus pawns of all manner of salesmen and autocrats. They are brainwashed to want, fear and believe what corrupt and nefarious forces want them to believe in order to expand those forces’ wealth and power.

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