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Should Facebook be broken up?

How do we live in a world where disinformation is inevitable?

Are a handful of internet companies facilitating the greatest propaganda machine in history?

Propaganda Machine

Social media’s business model is not advertising, but it is changing behavior, and they gladly sell that massively powerful service to everyone including all the bad actors of the world:

  • dictators
  • generals
  • politicians
  • amoral corporations
  • organized crime
  • hackers
  • intelligence community
  • military
  • terrorists, and
  • any person or organization that wants to manipulate people to
    • legitimize a lie
    • win an election
    • incite a mob, or
    • make a buck.

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