The Antisocial Network

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Thad » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:38 pm

Yeah, that's why I said "Hard to say what long-term impact it'll have." Zuckerberg is pulling his "I'm sorry, we'll do better" act as per usual; FB making a few token gestures and the big advertisers quietly coming back is definitely one possible outcome and I wouldn't bet against it.

Part of this, and part of why some of the companies have set long timelines like "for the rest of the year", is they want enough time to see how this plays out, how much of a hit they take, and whether it's worth it.

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:41 pm

Brentai wrote:It's always fun to watch Facebook get smacked around, but the list of players here gives me pause. Verizon? Coca-Cola? These aren't stalwarts of internet fair play and sensible advertising limits; what the fuck are they actually on about?

Big plodding corporate behemoths aren't particularly fond of end-of-days levels of chaos even when it's not hitting their share prices.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Brentai » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:49 pm

That wasn't true for a time but actually looking into it both of those companies seems to have purged the death cultists from their stack, so who knows, maybe this really is a tidal shift. I can't even imagine it any more.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:52 pm

Brentai wrote:That wasn't true for a time but actually looking into it both of those companies seems to have purged the death cultists from their stack, so who knows, maybe this really is a tidal shift. I can't even imagine it any more.

Oh greed makes them happy to dabble, and they get away with it for little things or for short whiles, but when shit gets this big as 2020 has been, that gets uncomfortably existential.

I suspect all the crazy mask shit literally killing thousands of people paying customers in particular may be pushing a fair few rich conservative assholes to the point where they think this is all a bit much.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Thad » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:23 pm

Related: Reddit finally bans /r/The_Donald.

They don't deserve any praise for doing the right thing so long after it became clear it was the right thing, but it's an interesting sign of which way the wind is blowing that they finally felt like they had to do it.

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:31 pm

Also most of the posters there had already moved offsite.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:38 pm

Oh hey, they banned the TERF subreddit too! (r/gendercritical).
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Büge » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:25 am

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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Yoji » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:52 am

Yeesh, the comments are full of variations of BUH WHO CARES I HAVE NOTHIN TO HIDE

Do they really not understand the potential for abuse and manipulation here? Shrug all you want, but don't act surprised when you look up at an LED signboard one day and see your face and social credit score. Dumb shits can't see cyberpunk dystopia when it's an inch from their faces.
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Re: The Antisocial Network

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:36 pm

Büge wrote:



Weeeeeeeeeeeee!

(not surprised)
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