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Sat Jan 30, 2021, 09:00 PM Jan 2021

Tim Cook May Have Just Ended Facebook [View all]





. . . In a recent speech at Brussels' International Data Privacy Day, Apple CEO Tim Cook went on the offensive against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Cook's speech seems to be a direct response to Facebook's recent attack on Apple, in which the world's largest social network took out full-page ads in several newspapers attacking Apple's new privacy changes.

"We should not look away from the bigger picture and a moment of rampant disinformation and conspiracy theory is juiced by algorithms. We can no longer turn a blind eye to a theory of technology that says all engagement is good engagement, the longer the better, and all with the goal of collecting as much data as possible.

Too many are still asking the question, 'How much can we get away with?' When they need to be asking, 'What are the consequences?'

What are the consequences of prioritizing conspiracy theories and violent incitement simply because of the high rates of engagement?

What are the consequences of not just tolerating but rewarding content that undermines public trust in life-saving vaccinations?

What are the consequences of seeing thousands of users joining extremist groups and then perpetuating an algorithm that recommends even more?"

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We Can Only Hope leftieNanner Jan 2021 #1
I have the feeling that the Biden Admin will BigmanPigman Jan 2021 #9
The look on Zuckerberg's face there ShazzieB Jan 2021 #18
He looks somewhat like Jared K. DemoTex Jan 2021 #20
Assholes are a dime a dozen... Chicago1980 Jan 2021 #45
The look on Zuckerberg's face drmeow Jan 2021 #62
I saw on BBC that the Biden administration is targeting Facebook nam78_two Jan 2021 #31
there's a metaphore or something for you in there.... Locrian Jan 2021 #37
well, thank you Tim Cook NJCher Jan 2021 #2
Exaggerate much? FB isn't going anywhere. Fiendish Thingy Jan 2021 #3
He's making people think of the consequences though. And putting Zuckerberg on notice... brush Jan 2021 #4
In that case, Biden needs to do something about fox propaganda and oann, and the like. BComplex Jan 2021 #43
Agreed. No argument with that here. brush Jan 2021 #54
Pretty sure thar our pres cannot do anything but tell me if I am wrong and how that might efhmc Jan 2021 #61
Agreed. TwilightZone Jan 2021 #6
It might however get them to reconsider their cstanleytech Jan 2021 #32
Exactly Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2021 #46
Hyperbole Archetypist Jan 2021 #5
I don't see how this ends FB Ferrets are Cool Jan 2021 #7
It needs to end doing business the way it has Warpy Jan 2021 #15
It could open the door to a new competitor Auggie Jan 2021 #40
Facebook took down MySpace Wawannabe Jan 2021 #50
I don't mind someone advertising to me or knowing my demographic based on my interests Auggie Jan 2021 #58
No, this isn't the end of FB. PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2021 #8
amen Riverman100 Jan 2021 #19
👍👍👍👍 x 1000 Karma13612 Jan 2021 #23
You turn a blind eye to what the bad is when you glow about it this way Wawannabe Jan 2021 #42
There are lots of reasons people go to Facebook. flying_wahini Jan 2021 #47
See post 41 Wawannabe Jan 2021 #48
Gosh, how have I missed out on being used, stalked, and entrenched? PoindexterOglethorpe Jan 2021 #60
See also post 9 Wawannabe Jan 2021 #51
Yes. stage left Jan 2021 #59
+1 Facebook ChazII Feb 2021 #64
What he's saying, basically, is public airwaves should serve the public good bucolic_frolic Jan 2021 #10
I like the way you put this. Makes me think we should brand social media outlets as users c-rational Jan 2021 #14
I'd like to require ALL of them to have public interest summer_in_TX Jan 2021 #28
If memory serves correct, Michael Powell, son of Collin had a seat on the FCC in early bush years, c-rational Jan 2021 #44
A good letter summer_in_TX Feb 2021 #63
Let's illustrate with an example, where a group decides that traffic lights bucolic_frolic Jan 2021 #39
Good Example Frerotte Jan 2021 #55
Great point Kitchari Jan 2021 #17
Precisely. Karma13612 Jan 2021 #25
Great interpretation. KPN Jan 2021 #27
I only wish you were right. Control-Z Jan 2021 #11
Dramatic clickbait headline IronLionZion Jan 2021 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author BadgerMom Jan 2021 #13
Bravo Mr Cook. BlueIdaho Jan 2021 #16
Cook may not have ended Facebook kurtcagle Jan 2021 #21
Zuckerberg is a jerk. Instead of asking whether we CAN do something, maybe PatrickforO Jan 2021 #22
K&R Blue Owl Jan 2021 #24
That's a lofty may have ... how many Tom Cook's are there KPN Jan 2021 #26
Amen. "May there be many more..." Duppers Jan 2021 #29
Hmmm-I think my next computer will be a mac nam78_two Jan 2021 #30
the latest macOS versions have a much better privacy wrapper Layzeebeaver Jan 2021 #34
Thanks - I do think I will switch to the mac nam78_two Jan 2021 #38
Apple cannot "End" farcebook Layzeebeaver Jan 2021 #33
I doubt it. NurseJackie Jan 2021 #35
Next up Tim Cook may have ended hammers and saw's whistler162 Jan 2021 #36
But my family! Wawannabe Jan 2021 #41
All I need to know about FB Oldem Jan 2021 #49
I agree with everything you said nam78_two Jan 2021 #53
Thanks for that. Oldem Jan 2021 #56
I don't use FB all that much, and that use is diminishing. BobTheSubgenius Jan 2021 #52
I waste no more than 15 minutes per week on FB RainCaster Jan 2021 #57
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