What could possibly go wrong …

Financial Times:

UK's spy agencies MI5, MI6 and GCHQ have struck a deal with 's cloud computing arm, which will host their classified intelligence data …

Haugen:
FB Groups recommendations push people to extremes. Echo chambers within these groups "create social norms." This is the normalization of hate that leads to violence
[…]
FB should have to a publish a list of all research/experiments they're doing and publish the results.
[…]
says “When I worked on counterespionage, I saw things about national security and I had no idea how to escalate those. Because I didn't have faith in my chain of command because they had dissolved Civic Integrity...We were told just to accept under-resourcing”
[…]
FB is negligent.
[…]
FB as a product was built by Harvard students for Havard students.
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On Jan 6, most of Facebook's interventions for violence, hate, and misinformation were still turned off at 5pm ET.
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MP Damian Collins: "Do you think, unless there is change, do you it makes it more likely that we'll see events live the insurrection in Washington of the 6th of January this year? More violent acts that have been driven by Facebook systems?

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Haugen:
FB Groups recommendations push people to extremes. Echo chambers within these groups "create social norms." This is the normalization of hate that leads to violence
[…]
FB should have to a publish a list of all research/experiments they're doing and publish the results.
[…]
says “When I worked on counterespionage, I saw things about national security and I had no idea how to escalate those. Because I didn't have faith in my chain of command because they had dissolved Civic Integrity...We were told just to accept under-resourcing”
[…]
FB is negligent.
[…]
FB as a product was built by Harvard students for Havard students.
[…]
On Jan 6, most of Facebook's interventions for violence, hate, and misinformation were still turned off at 5pm ET.
---
MP Damian Collins: "Do you think, unless there is change, do you it makes it more likely that we'll see events live the insurrection in Washington of the 6th of January this year? More violent acts that have been driven by Facebook systems?

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So we need to be concerned when Facebook are laying their own cables, when they provide services and cheap hardware to the global south. This isn't out of the goodness of Mark Zuckerbergs heart. It's about monopoly, market share and influencing the next generation of humanity and selling that power to the highest bidder. verdict.co.uk/facebook-subsea-

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Mark Scott, Politico:

Other media organizations have done great work on this
(HT: JeffHorwitz
for getting the ball rolling on his cracking scoops).

There are more stories to come in the coming days/weeks.

Stay tuned.

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Human reviewers and AI filters struggle to police the flood of content—or understand the nuances in different Arabic dialects.

wired
Facebook Is Everywhere; Its Moderation Is Nowhere Close
wired.com/story/facebooks-glob

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Human reviewers and AI filters struggle to police the flood of content—or understand the nuances in different Arabic dialects.

wired
Facebook Is Everywhere; Its Moderation Is Nowhere Close
wired.com/story/facebooks-glob

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Facebook found that its platform “enables all three stages of the human exploitation lifecycle” – recruitment, facilitation and exploitation – via complex real-world networks, according to internal documents.

USA Today – whistleblower updates
eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/202

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Facebook found that its platform “enables all three stages of the human exploitation lifecycle” – recruitment, facilitation and exploitation – via complex real-world networks, according to internal documents.

USA Today – whistleblower updates
eu.usatoday.com/story/tech/202

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Politically-motivated fake accounts spread like wildfire, even when Facebook knew such activity.

How Facebook users wield multiple accounts to spread toxic politics
politico.com/news/2021/10/25/f

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