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Scattered throughout the offices of Facebook are signs displaying “Move Fast and Break Things”. Not sure in what universe this is good advice but it seems like something someone would say who used to wear “No Fear” t-shirts.
When you read the attached article from Vanity Fair, you’ll read a story of ruthless behavior by monied bullies acting like children. What these dipshits have done to American democracy and the friendships between Facebook users will take a generation to heal if we’re lucky.
Long before Russia put their propaganda power play into action and Cambridge Analytica parlayed 50 million users data into hundreds of millions of user’s data for the sole purpose of psychologically bending people to vote for Trump, Facebook was fertile ground for the FoxNews/Clear Channel/Drudge Report machine that converted half of my friends into conservative haters.
Seeing now there’s nothing to be done to repair the damage, the best decision is to leave Facebook until they heal themselves. Don’t hold your breath. The early days of being able to easily reconnect with long gone friends will be missed, but the downside of losing many of them again on ugly terms won’t.
Let’s talk about it.