* When both artificial intelligence and human intelligence fail – call it Facebook!
* The Beginning of The End of The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative
* A word of advice to Mark Zuckerberg: “You are not Steve Jobs, and that’s a good thing.”
* To Dr. Priscilla Chan (and everyone who is hungry): food for thoughts.
In the hearing Mark was smarter than many of the people who asked him questions.
Alexandria, your (or your advisers') knowledge of ... whatever it is - is deep, indeed.
“Facebook helped Trump to get elected by placing money above democracy and truth!” – that seems to be the common sentiment.
Yes, Alexandria, Facebook uses an algorithm to estimate who is the most susceptible to what adds to push those adds. But – who doesn't? This is how all advertisement and marketing agencies make money. Of course, if you do not like this – adopt a law that forbids pushing any political adds – make them random. Don't like this idea? You want your adds would not be restricted, because they are truthful. Only untruthful adds have to be blocked – right? Well, with the same result you can dream that all people would be educated, honest and nice.
There is a way, however, to minimize the impact of misleading advertisement, but you would need to wait for a couple of more paragraphs to learn that way.
There is also a middle-ground solution. Since a Facebook's algorithm calculates which add will be the best fit for a given person, it also calculates which add will be the worst, the opposite of the best. Adopt a law that would force Facebook – and ALL advertisers – presenting adds in pairs – the one that is the best fit and the other one that is the opposite. Simple!
Social media is new media, but it is just one of many media. All major countries have been using media to influence politics in other countries. Facebook is not the first in this business. The question is – who does a better job? And – why?
In 2016 Russians outplayed the U.S. intelligence services. And whose fault is that?
Why Did Russian Cyber Forces Beat their U.S. Adversaries in 2016?
Whose fault is that millions of Americans are susceptible to trivial lies, cannot separate truth from fiction, ignorant about so many scientific facts? Despite billions of dollars spent on “reforming” education (Where did all that money go? Definitely, Education Reform Needs a New Paradigm).
What Is Wrong With Socialism. Really
The dilemma is obvious, Alexandria, – how to preserve free speech but not to install censorship?
Not at all.
Could it be done?
How much would it cost?
Who talks about money when democracy is at stake?