Snowden: Stop Relying On Facebook For Your News


‘Babel’/noun: a confused noise, typically that made by a number of voices.

I have a friend who believes Facebook is a fad.

“Outrageous,” I tell him. “It’s too big. Where would people go.”

“Recall MySpace,” he counters. “Or eBay. And who uses LinkedIn these days.”

The story goes that God knocked down Tower of Babel for being rude and disrespectful. So why not FB, I guess. Many can’t live without it; I wouldn’t miss it a bit.

Now that “the whole world has one language and a common speech” – for the first time, fake news sources actually dominate Facebook.

Many people get all their news there. Worse, retweets of fake posts give a fake image of what’s popular and real.

Why would people retweet fake news? Turns out people don’t read what they retweet, they routinely forward articles not because they like the story, but because they like you.

You are/create the content, Facebook takes the money, and truth becomes collateral in a confusion set up by what seems like the devil himself.

Facebook: Tower of Babel 2016 Anno Dominy.

Is this democracy? One who has both the isolation and time to contemplate such matters; Edward Snowden doesn’t think so.

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