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    Attorneys general from 47 states are concerned about Facebook's "size and influence in controlling information while stifling competition, pricing and service quality." Gee, we could say the same thing about the pharmaceutical industry!

    47 states now suing Facebook in antitrust probe

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/fa.../22/id/938176/

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    They will know Revolution Populi is successful and influential when Russian trolls start setting up fake accounts and spreading political propaganda.

    A Yale professor and a Goldman Sachs veteran are teaming up on an eccentric new blockchain-powered social network to try to make Facebook irrelevant

    https://www.businessinsider.com/davi...cebook-2019-10

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    Facebook's News Tab will display clickable headlines from around 200 news sources, including NBC, Breitbart, BuzzFeed, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal. Facebook will pay many of the publishers for their content. The News Tab will supposedly "combat the spread of fake news" – and Mark Zuckerberg probably also hopes it will benefit the company as it undergoes three antitrust investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, the House Judiciary Committee and Attorneys General from 47 US states and territories. "Here are the news headlines we want you to see." Yeah, pardon my skepticism.

    Facebook unveils News Tab to combat spread of fake news, appease critics

    https://variety.com/2019/digital/new...ws-1203383075/

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    Blindly loyal members of the Cult of Donald Trump are using fake Facebook accounts with fake names and fake pictures to create pro-Trump groups. Their goal, obviously, is to get the fake President re-elected by any means possible.

    Now fake Facebook accounts are using fake faces

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/20/tech/...ces/index.html

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    China's President is Xi Jinping. That's his name. It makes no sense to try to translate his name into another language. It's Xi Jinping. Period. And it really made no sense for Facebook to translate his name as "Shithole." They could always claim it's pronounced "Shi-tō'-lē" in Chinese and doesn't mean anything bad in that language.

    Facebook blames technical error for vulgar translation of Xi Jinping's name

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKBN1ZH0IB

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    King is well-known for writing horror and fantasy – but the horror and fantasy on Facebook got to be too much for him. He wrote on Twitter, "I'm quitting Facebook. Not comfortable with the flood of false information that's allowed in its political advertising, nor am I confident in its ability to protect its users' privacy."

    Stephen King quits Facebook over concerns of 'false information'

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/02/us/st...rnd/index.html

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    QAnon, according to Wikipedia, "is a far-right conspiracy theory alleging that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles running a global child sex-trafficking ring is plotting against President Donald Trump, who is battling against the cabal, and that Trump is planning a day of reckoning known as 'The Storm' in which thousands of members of the cabal will be arrested. No part of the theory is based on fact." No wonder Donald Trump loves QAnon!

    Facebook bans all QAnon groups as dangerous amid surging misinformation

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-f...KBN26R3JQ?il=0

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