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Silicon Valley’s guilty conscience

(Axios)  We all know that people have become addicted to their smart phones — and now Silicon Valley insiders say this is exactly what the tech giants wanted. Founding Facebook president Sean Parker told Mike Allen yesterday that he has become “something of a conscientious objector” to social media, joining the small group of insider voices exposing […]

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Facebook tests removing publishers from News Feed unless they pay – Mashable

(Mashable)  Watch out, publishers: a nightmare scenario for Facebook may soon be a reality.The social network last week officially launched its secondary news feed called Explore. The feed generally features posts from Facebook Pages users don’t follow. News Feed, meanwhile, hosts posts from friends and Pages users do follow. But that’s not true for everyone. […]

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Facebook begins flagging ‘disputed’ (fake) news

  (CitizensOutpost) Facebook has started its effort in flagging articles as fake news. In its own words, Facebook calls it: “disputed” news. This is essentially a warning label that gets slapped on select articles that they deem has no factual basis.  Although it is not entirely clear the algorithm or method for detecting the so called “disputed” news, there have […]

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Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg hints at SECRET plans to use artificial intelligence to censor and spy on users

Mark Zuckerberg appears to have accidentally revealed plans to use artificial intelligence to spy on Facebook users’ private messages in a bid to combat “terrorism”. The billionaire hinted at this controversial scheme in an early version of a 6,000-word manifesto about Facebook’s future. Once the final long document was released to the public, all mention […]