the Philippines has told you all about this but you all have ignored it because we don't matter. We have been the testing ground of Facebook before deploying before the 2016 US elections, but you don't care, because we're a country you all think you have the right to abuse.
Cambridge Analytica harvested data for the Duterte campaign and Facebook assisted with the Duterte campaign to see how he could win using the platform. It started with "Free Data". Now we have experienced Duterte-aligned trolls making false profiles to impersonate critics.
Meanwhile Americans clutch at pearls thinking this is new. No it is not, we have been warning you but you don't listen because unless it's America you don't care. My country is in the shitter, people have been murdered, billions have been stolen, because Facebook put him in power
Our recompense? Absolutely nothing. Just a bunch of documentaries saying poor Philippines how unfortunate that they elected Duterte, completely ignoring the fact an American company and social media platfor harvested browsing data manipulated thousands of people to vote for him.
Now that America is feeling the immediate effects of this it's suddenly urgent and the most important fight of the time. But when other countries (that do the content moderating for for $500/mo and no psychological support btw) have directly suffered, nothing. Hypocrites.
but genuinely kudos to Sophie Zhang, thanks for doing what's right by leaving and publishing all this shit, maybe this time someone will pay attention

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