Carole Cadwalladr+ Your Authors @carolecadwalla Late adopter. Late giver-upper. Guardian & Observer writer. Aug. 31, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

KLAXON! Facebook newsroom has announced a new research project on 2020 election. By Sir Nick Clegg.

‘One of the much debated questions around social media is: what impact does it have on democracy’

NO. SHIT. SHERLOCK

How furious does this post make me? Let me count the ways.

‘Facebook has helped fight interference in more than 200 elections since 2017’

WHAT. THE. ACTUAL. FUCK?

‘As a company we looked hard at what went wrong with Russian interference in 2016’

OH. PLEASE.

Hard?!? You turned over some limited material when forced by congress. You have taken zero responsibility. And ‘Russian interference’ was only 1 single strand. What about the rest??

And what about Brexit, Nick? Or that your boss refused to give evidence to reps of 7 parliaments. How did that help Facebook’s ‘wider effort to protect elections’??? And when you say you work ‘closely with govt & law enforcement’, you mean ‘when compelled’
 https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/facebook-contempt-parliament-1.5145347 

The sheer arrogance of this


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