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Jamie Bartlett @JamieJBartlett
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I can’t quite believe what I’m reading in this @nytimes investigation: that Facebook had a firm working to discredit its critics, in part by linking them to George Soros.…
Interesting that as late as 2016 “Facebook had no policy on disinformation or any resources dedicated to searching for it.”
Interesting also: just how furious Zuckerberg was when other tech firms - especially Apple - tried to cash in on Facebook’s troubles. (Understandably imho)
Facebook also sought to deflect criticism to rivals. On this, I get it - probably felt understandably aggrieved that other companies with the same business model weren’t under the same scrutiny.
Opposition research, lobbying etc - all big companies do this. But my theory is that we are more angry when it’s Facebook - because they kept insisting they weren’t like other companies.
Facebook has responsed to the New York Times report.…
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