No More Apologies: Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

OK, so say you have a company and a slight “PR problem”. Wouldn’t it be great if you owned a large platform where you could publish virtually anything you wanted to billions of people, so that you could simply sculpt the public opinion? Oh, wait…

No More Apologies: Inside Facebook’s Push to Defend Its Image

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, signed off last month on a new initiative code-named Project Amplify.

The effort, which was hatched at an internal meeting in January, had a specific purpose: to use Facebook’s News Feed, the site’s most important digital real estate, to show people positive stories about the social network.

New reporting casts Pence’s Jan. 6 actions in an unflattering light

OK, so Pence turned out to be the lowlife everybody knew he was. Surprise!

New reporting casts Pence’s Jan. 6 actions in an unflattering light

Pence, unsatisfied and reluctant to honor his commitments, kept pushing, exploring ways to help Trump remain in power, despite having lost the election. Quayle found the ideas “preposterous and dangerous,” according to the Woodward/Costa book. Pence nevertheless inquired about whether he could perhaps delay the election certification.

“Forget it,” Quayle told him, adding, “Mike, don’t even talk about it.”

Wow, imagine what kind of a wretched miscreant you are if Quayle finds your ideas “preposterous”.

Pence reportedly replied, “You don’t know the position I’m in.”

Oh, I bet he knew exactly, Mike, because:

“I don’t want to be your friend anymore if you don’t do this,” Trump reportedly replied, apparently referring to his coup scheme. He later told Pence, “You’ve betrayed us. I made you. You were nothing.”

She’s one with a big heart

Pfaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahhahahahahahhahaaaaaaaaaaaa, good one!!!

Theranos’ greatest invention was Elizabeth Holmes

“She has sometimes been called another Steve Jobs, but I think that’s an inadequate comparison,” former defense secretary and Theranos board member William Perry told The New Yorker the same year. (Perry knew Jobs.) “She has a social consciousness that Steve never had. He was a genius; she’s one with a big heart.”


One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

Not really “rewrite”, more like “correct”, I’d say…

One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

There were hundreds of them, and the men’s impressive kill counts and youthful derring-do always seemed to exist outside the genocidal Nazi cause. What was going on here? Wikipedia was supposed to be all about consensus. Wasn’t there consensus on, you know, Hitler?


A Total Pig-Headed Unwillingness To…

This is so surreal. This is happening in 2017, over a year *after* Carreyrou’s report.

Nothing about her indicates she was born on Earth. She deftly wound her way through my concerns with utter confidence:

“I know I’ve made some mistakes as CEO.

Ya think?!?

In fact, I haven’t been a good one, and it’s gotten us in trouble.

“Trouble”, LOL.

We shipped the product too early, and despite having hundreds of patents, we didn’t execute correctly.

Yeah, or maybe the fucking laws of physics aren’t optional, even in Silicon Valley???

“First they think you’re crazy, then they fight you, then all of a sudden… you are the sociopath of the decade”

Melchett Blackadder - If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.


It’s just a benevolent algorithm

Why Facebook Won’t Stop Pushing Propaganda

The way social media companies tell it, their robots are benevolent, serving only your best interests. You’ve clicked on your cousin’s recipes but not your friend’s fitness bragging? Here is more pasta and less Chloe Ting. You’ve shown an interest in Trump and also fanciful pottery? Here are some MAGA garden gnomes


MAGA garden gnomes, LOL 😀