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Robert A Kinsler
30 Jul 2018

Like the Ford Motor Company, there is a Ford who is related to Henry still in power but holds the Chairman of the Board position allowing the daily operations to others.

Maybe Mark Z needs to follow that example become the Chairman of the Board and let the daily operations to someone else who has Business Common Sense.

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Stan
30 Jul 2018

Lets vote for Bob Rankin to take over running Facebook ! You have my vote Bob

Stan

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Daniel Wiener
30 Jul 2018

I am very concerned about any attempt by Facebook or Twitter or any other social media platform to censor or otherwise limit any content from users. That's not a power I want Zuckerberg or anyone else to have. However, these platforms could add mechanisms to help users themselves combat inaccurate or fake information.

One example would be a correction/apology function which would allow a poster to correct or apologize for a previous post. The important feature would be for that correction or apology to be automatically appended at the top to every post already out there, including all those shared on Facebook or retweeted on Twitter. That way you wouldn't have the typical instances of a lie being shared or retweeted to tens or hundreds of thousands of people, while the subsequent correction only gets spread out to a few dozen. And it would greatly reduce the incentive to spread false information in the first place.

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Michael
30 Jul 2018

Tell us how you really feel....

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Oliver
30 Jul 2018

I have no argument with your depiction of the morality of Zuckerberg's actions but is there a deeper issue as well over ownership of data and the future business model of much of the internet? What's your opinion of Jaron Lanier's analysis and prescription of a system of micro-payments for people when their data is used?

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Ann
30 Jul 2018

You hit the nail on the head....things will not change because Facebook users are apathetic, or pathetic, whichever you choose to call it.

When you consider the fact that Mr Zuckerberg was able to sit in front of government committees both here and in Europe and lie - over and over without even blinking, you get a good picture of who he is and who he will be, eternally.

Somewhere, along the line, he has determined that the rules do not apply to him. After all, he is certainly not one of the little people.

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Brian
30 Jul 2018

Bob, While I do completely agree with your analysis of Facebook, what I find ironic is your love and defense of Google. Google is just as bad at collecting information on its users. I find it very disturbing you cant even have a Android phone (well maybe with great difficulty for an expert) without a legitimate Google account. And like Facebook, Google hides all their privacy settings pretty deep in the menus and trick you (like in Google Maps) to enable certain data collection to make the app fully functional. Just because most users are naive of Google's data collection does the topic remain quiet, Facebook simply got caught.

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Mark H.
30 Jul 2018

When Facebook first appeared, I signed up thinking I could use it to keep up with family. That lasted about a week. People I had not heard from in decades started wanting to "friend" me.
I went back and reexamined the terms of service and once I understood what it meant, I got off Facebook immediately. Users are not totally in control of what they post. Went through the same thing with Google. Social media is anything but social and not worth my time. Especially if someone like Mr. Zuckerburg is running it.

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Ken Mitchell
30 Jul 2018

Facebook has only the information that users have given it. Want to make Fakebook less powerful? Don't log in there. Don't post anything there. Either delete your FB account or make the privacy settings as strict as you make them. If other people "tag" you in their photos, email or call them and ask them to remove or untag the photos.

Tell all your friends that you're no longer on Fakebook.

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Kenneth Maltby
30 Jul 2018

I agree with Brian. And any article that uses the word 'existential' totally loses me. I exist, therefore I am - I knew that already

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Robert Williams
30 Jul 2018

To Ann, you say he lies and wonder who he will be? Well he will be in politics of course!

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FactsRule
30 Jul 2018

Can't disagree, but wouldn't use President Trump wanting ban Muslims from entering until we know which ones should. Listen to him in context, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2015/dec/08/donald-trump-calls-for-complete-ban-on-muslims-entering-the-us-video

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Jeff Ferguson
30 Jul 2018

My opinion is that facebook and twitter are a lot more effective in mass crowd control than any reliegion. Thus, expect the consequences.

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misterfish
30 Jul 2018

Simple ways to hit back at Facebook.
1. Use a dedicated browser for facebook - do not use it for anything else, so depriving them of the ability to plunder your search history.
2. Use false personal data on your facebook profile - if enough "incontinent trapeze artists" are recorded, that will seriously mess with their saleable statistics, as will using a false date of birth and gender.
3. Pass on the link to Bob's article to everyone you know.

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MmeMoxie
30 Jul 2018

I still have my FB account but rarely and I do mean rarely use it. I personally can't stand all of the crap that goes on in FB and I don't just mean Zuckerberg. I am talking about all of the mundane things many of my family and friends say and do.


I am old enough in my lifetime, 74 years, to know that it isn't FB that is my mortality but it is the generations of my family in the future that is my mortality, period end of quote!


Life changes constantly and that is always the way it has been, right from the beginning. Life is what's important, not whether or not someone finds out where I am been on the Internet or what I have searched for.


However, I do not like that Zuckerberg has made billions of dollars off of all of us who do have FB accounts. I don't care if FB is FREE or NOT. . .This man truly needs to be taken down and in my honest opinion. . .He NEEDS jail time!!!

Posted by:

Doc Eibenschotte
30 Jul 2018

Since the gub'mit likes to confiscate assets,can't they just hire an assassin?

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Vulcan
30 Jul 2018

It's documented the owners of Facebook and Google were in the Obama white house for strategy session a total of 96 times between them!!

They were not there for OUR benefit.

Further, it is almost a certainty given those meetings that it was arranged to transfer their gathered data to "Fusion Centers".

If this is a new term to you, please search Fusion Centers. Very real, built and operational for years now.

Behind the scenes, FB and Google are NOT on many Americans side, and certainly not on conservatives side.

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crazy Jerry
30 Jul 2018

After 2 bad experiences with FB, and their insistence that my several-characters-long login was
not safe but a password of 4 letters (2 caps and 2 lower case) plus a 2 digit number was excellent, I never went back. I am on NO social media. I don't miss it and I waste a whole lot less time. Social media is a major cause of some of our problems, and technology is going to be our eventual death.

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Vulcan
30 Jul 2018

George Orwell was visionary.

Out society today is right out of Animal Farm and 1984.

This bodes poorly for our future.

Posted by:

Karl
30 Jul 2018

It is about time someone who knows what he is talking about spoke up on this issue. What if all the intelligent people who care about where this country is going simply deleted their FB accounts? That would leave all of the insipid, stupid people on it. Could Zuckerberg make money from just them? I'm out!

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