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These 22 alternatives will let you live a Facebook-free life in 2020

From WhatsApp to Facebook Events to Instagram Stories, here are the best ways to finally kick your Facebook habit in 2020. Source: These 22 alternatives will let you live a Facebook-free life in 2020 I know, I know. I keep going back to this. I was busy researching ways to De-Google myself and thought this…Continue readingThese 22 alternatives will let you live a Facebook-free life in 2020

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Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook isn’t a “positive force”

Zuckerberg argues that Facebook is a positive force in the world because it “gives more people a voice.” But I’m old enough to remember what the Internet was like before Facebook came along. If Facebook disappeared from the Internet tomorrow, people would still have plenty of ways to make their voices heard.Continue readingSorry Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook isn’t a “positive force”

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Facebook Scandals Galore, But They Still Make Money

Facebook reported sky-high profits today despite a number of rotating scandals related to data privacy, fake news, and faulty metrics. The social network reported earnings per share of $1.76, compared to a consensus estimate of $1.47 cited by CNBC. However, revenue was slightly lower than expected, topping off at $13.73 billion, compared to estimates of $13.78 billion.Continue readingFacebook Scandals Galore, But They Still Make Money

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Facebook plunges more than 24 percent on revenue miss and projected slowdown

Facebook Inc’s shares lost as much as a quarter of their value on Wednesday (7/25/18) after executives said that profit margins would plummet for several years due to the costs of improving privacy safeguards and slowing usage in the biggest advertising markets. Worldwide daily user growth for Facebook’s namesake service slid for its sixth straight quarter, bringing it to nearly 1.5 billion users in the second quarter.Continue readingFacebook plunges more than 24 percent on revenue miss and projected slowdown

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Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower: Facebook Able to Listen to You at Home and Work

Former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie (Image via YouTube). He also claimed that his former employer is a dangerous place to work: “People do get hurt at this firm.” Source: Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower: Facebook Able to Listen to You at Home and Work Wylie told the committee that he was informed by Cambridge Analytica shortly…Continue readingCambridge Analytica Whistleblower: Facebook Able to Listen to You at Home and Work

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Former Facebook Execs Accuse It of Negatively Impacting Society

Can we all just stop using Facebook already? The Human race is just not ready for this technology… Source: Facebook bats back after a second former exec accuses it of negatively impacting society | TechCrunch Yesterday, The Verge published comments made by investor and former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, quoting his interview last month at Stanford’s…Continue readingFormer Facebook Execs Accuse It of Negatively Impacting Society

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Facebook is Fueling Mental illness, Terrorism, Cyber Attacks

Social Media platforms are fueling Mental Illness, Terrorism, Cyber Attacks, Family Breakdowns, Suicides, Overdose Deaths, DeathsContinue readingFacebook is Fueling Mental illness, Terrorism, Cyber Attacks

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Facebook Deleted Drudge Report Page – YouTube

We’ve all been warned multiple times about relying on Facebook to get your content out but this video by Mark Dice sums it up nicely, especially the Boost button which can get VERY EXPENSIVE just to reach your fans.Continue readingFacebook Deleted Drudge Report Page – YouTube

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Facebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web – WSJ

There is no escaping Facebook’s advertising reach. The social network has announced that it will now be foisting ads on to every single person who uses third-party sites that are signed up to its advertising scheme, regardless of whether the user has a Facebook account or not.Continue readingFacebook Wants to Help Sell Every Ad on the Web – WSJ

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Facebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | The Guardian

Exclusive: Leaked internal guidelines show human intervention at almost every stage of its news operation, akin to a traditional media organization.

The guidelines are sure to bolster arguments that Facebook has made discriminatory editorial decisions against rightwing media. Conservatives would label the majority of Facebook’s primary sources as liberal.Continue readingFacebook news selection is in hands of editors not algorithms, documents show | The Guardian