Reporters Uncover Revelations About Facebook During Trump Era | MSNBC 1

Reporters Uncover Revelations About Facebook During Trump Era | MSNBC

 

New York Times reporters, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, detail in their new book the role social media giant Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg played in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, and how the platform handled hate speech while seeking corporate dominance. They joined Stephanie Ruhle to share what hundreds of current and former Facebook employees told them while writing "An Ugly Truth."

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Reporters Uncover Revelations About Facebook During Trump Era | MSNBC

70 comments

  1. I quit facebook in 2011, even before I knew it was evil. I quit simply because it was such a stupid waste of time.

    1. I was contemplating about leaving Facebook way back in 2011, but I was scared to do it, because the very idea of leaving Facebook was considered weird and stupid. 2011 was a different time.

    2. About the same time I left. Best thing I ever did. We can survive quite well without likes.

    1. Zuck got billions from russia for helping trump and the republicans to destroy OUR government and country!!!

    1. @Hugh Jass my grammar? My English is fine, syntax and grammar. Same when I speak or write in Russian, Spanish, Italian, or Cantonese. Your statement makes me wonder. As I wrote something, never made any sound.

    2. @Suckass Dems no. We know your aren’t a Republican. You can’t be, obviously. The Republican party of Lincoln has long ceased to exist. You are a Trumpet. Not hard to tell.

  2. Sad people and their shiny, happy Facebook lives…all for the approval and the thumbs’ up from mostly strangers. There are better ways to feel good about yourself.

    1. Facebook is not just about providing a platform for people to indulge in their narcissistic tendencies, it’s a platform where people can be socially engineered and have their beliefs influenced by the government and big tech.

    1. I’m not a fan of fb but what I don’t understand is why some p take issue on an org constantly strategizing/evolving/determined to stay #1.
      FB is abt tech & though they aren’t doing anything illegal.
      Technology has it’s challenges & govt should legislate laws as tech evolves.
      Every organisation wants to succeed, instead of trying to pull org down bcos they are successful, why don’t govt put laws that will check these orgs.

    2. They are doing things that should* be illegal but aren’t bc congress is ok with dark money donations. They said it themselves.

    3. @The Brethren Matthew 23:8 fukerberg start sending me large secret checks I’d be ok with anything also

    1. Apparently not, or there wouldn’t be 2.85 billion “active” users. In the beginning of the reporting she said the objective was to grow the company and make their product addictive (I may be paraphrasing there). Was it this book or another that cites many instances early on where Zuckerberg would say company over country? And this is still the culture now, just unspoken?

    2. BIG TECH, AND SCUM BAG NETWORKS LIKE MSNBC, CNN ARE INTERFERING WITH FREE SPEACH.
      WILL THESE PEOPLE EVER TELL THE TRUTH ? I SAY NEVER.
      Toooo much power for a few geeks. Period !

  3. Remember AT & T- monopolizing the market, whether it’s old business or unprecedented they are no different a GIANT MONOPOLY the AMAZON of social media!

    1. they are not a monopoly… there are over 200 other social media networks… you are free to join any of them

    2. At least they didn’t monitor your calls and disconnect your service if you said something that went against their wingnut politics.

    3. @GreyWolfClimber true, ok was referring more to how big they got, the little guys had no chance of survival!! Doesn’t capitalism depend on equal competition? I thought that’s what it was. At this rate we will all be working for 4 giant corporations. I don’t want that. Entrepreneurship will be assassinated it’s actually happening now !!

  4. One of my great achievements in life was foreseeing the intrusive nature of social media platforms, and educating my young daughters (now grown adults) to steer clear, as it was sure to impact their lives negatively. They still thank me for that today, as they see what Facebook has done to many of their friends!

    1. One of mine was looking into the startup funding and when I saw the CIA (via In-Q-Tel) was funding facebook development, I knew it wasn’t going to be a place for me. Never signed up and have never regretted that decision.

    2. @ThunderDog97 CIA funding. Because they can’t fund development of their own product. A 1 trillion dollar company. But hey, inQtel. Sounds legit…

    3. @Tim Apple Zuckerberg had trillions of dollars when he started to develop facebook? News to me. You should also get access to a search engine or something where you can find ‘information’ like say this; “Originally named Peleus and known as In-Q-It, In-Q-Tel was founded by Norm Augustine, a former CEO of Lockheed Martin and by Gilman Louie, who was In-Q-Tel’s first CEO. In-Q-Tel’s mission is to identify and invest in companies developing cutting-edge technologies that *serve United States national security interests.* Origins of the corporation can be traced to *Dr. Ruth A. David, who headed the Central Intelligence Agency* Directorate of Science & Technology in the 1990s” you could even read about things like this; “The CIA’s In-Q-Tel is Investing in Startups That Can Predict the Future” But yeah, what do I know, right?

    1. I never signed on to it…. something about the CIA funding that kind of turned me off. Have never regretted that decision.

  5. Facebook is a joke I had my account hacked several times to which Facebook did absolutely nothing and I stopped using their stupid platform years ago.

  6. FB deleted my account. If you don’t fill in the personal data they sell to anyone who wants it, they have no compunction at all about censoring you.

    1. Same here. I borrowed a friend’s account to look up a name there, and was like ewww this place sucks! It feels stale and archaic. So glad I left.

  7. I never joined Facebook, when I noticed it was an attempt to have a Highschool level popularity. It appeals to a level of people desperate for approval.

    1. I was never popular in HS. I’m desperate for approval. Please give me a thumbs up…………/s

  8. Shouldn’t it be titled: “A Thousand Ugly Truths?” What exactly is the ugly truth?? Is that like The Secret???

  9. I’m still trying to figure out why people latch on to sites like this in the first place. I never joined.

    It’s probably saved me a lot of time that can be used to actually do useful things.

    1. Because it taps into the narcissistic tendencies people have and it is also a great way for the government and other groups to influence the beliefs of large groups of people.

  10. Break up Facebook into tiny pieces, along with Amazon, and several other massive corporations owned by individuals. No individual should have this much wealth and power.

  11. Mark Z needs to block all political aspects, period! He didn’t become big by allowing political agendas to be part of the company.. He sold out.

  12. Yah, try a Anti-Trust suit. And if the law doesn’t apply, then update it so it does. That’s power, to break up evil greedy corps.

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