Facebook’s ad placement tools  used by many companies to avoid hiring older workers

A proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Facebook’s ad placement tools facilitate discrimination against older job seekers has been expanded to identify additional companies, further widening the latest front in claims that candidates are being filtered out by gender, geography, race and age. “When Facebook’s own algorithm disproportionately directs ads to younger workers at the exclusion of … Continue reading Facebook’s ad placement tools  used by many companies to avoid hiring older workers

Should you delete your #Facebook account? Yes, if you can #DeleteFacebook

I’ve written a detailed of explanation of the enormous quantity of data that Facebook is accumulating on each of us, and some of the shocking methods they use to spy on us. That explanation is available at my Learn2C (programming) web site. At its core, Facebook is a global surveillance and propaganda platform and nothing … Continue reading Should you delete your #Facebook account? Yes, if you can #DeleteFacebook

As tech companies regulate speech, will they lose their safe harbor?

Source: Silicon Valley escalates its war on white supremacy despite free speech concerns – The Washington Post Tech companies have long argued they are not responsible for the content posted by others on their platforms. Under this view, a tech company is not responsible if someone posts threats to kill others or instructions for building … Continue reading As tech companies regulate speech, will they lose their safe harbor?

Facebook Experiments With Disappearing Posts

Facebook Experiments With Disappearing Posts. Enables you to post something with an expiration date and time. Many users of FB do this now but manually: they post a topic, and when challenged on the accuracy of the topic or post, they delete it. This enables the spread of inaccurate views intended to influence others while simultaneously avoiding challenges. … Continue reading Facebook Experiments With Disappearing Posts

“Study: Social media users shy away from opinions”

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions | Technology | KATU.com – Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News – Portland, Oregon. Study suggests people post what they expect their followers to agree with – in other words, Facebook becomes an echo chamber that stifles discussion and debate. Few people will challenge their … Continue reading “Study: Social media users shy away from opinions”