r/technology – Facebook Now Says It’s The Solution To The Crises It Created – Through Ads And Op-Eds, Facebook Is Leaning Into The Demand For More Regulation—But Only On Its Preferred Terms. Don’t Trust It.


This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 72%. (I’m a bot)


Following a pattern that we’ve seen in the more contrite recent statements from platform superpowers, Clegg seems to say that Facebook wants to do better-it just needs help.

“As society grapples with how to address misinformation, harmful content, and rising polarization, Facebook research could provide insights that help design evidence-based solutions,” writes Clegg, as if Facebook, with its endless reams of data, insight into its own networks, and $62 billion in cash on hand couldn’t be doing far more to tackle these problems.

Parsing Nick Clegg’s statements-and the overall sincerity of Facebook’s pledges-may be a fool’s game.


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This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 72%. (I’m a bot)


Following a pattern that we’ve seen in the more contrite recent statements from platform superpowers, Clegg seems to say that Facebook wants to do better-it just needs help.

“As society grapples with how to address misinformation, harmful content, and rising polarization, Facebook research could provide insights that help design evidence-based solutions,” writes Clegg, as if Facebook, with its endless reams of data, insight into its own networks, and $62 billion in cash on hand couldn’t be doing far more to tackle these problems.

Parsing Nick Clegg’s statements-and the overall sincerity of Facebook’s pledges-may be a fool’s game.


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Facebook#1Clegg#2internet#3power#4help#5

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