There are many things to abhor about Mark Zuckerberg and his works, but the fundamental mediocrity of it all—the lack of vision, the absence of any moral sense or shame, the inability and unwillingness not just to fix but even reckon with the dangerous and ungovernable thing he’s made—is what feels both most egregious and most of this moment. It is embarrassing and not a little enraging to realize that you are subject to the whims of an amoral and incurious capitalist posing as a visionary optimist. It is especially humiliating when the all-bestriding and inevitable figure in question is such a dim, dull nullity.
An excellent assessment of Marc Zuckerberg and his complete lack of character and morality.
British journalist Carole Cadwalladr gave an impassioned speech at the TED conference where she took on the silicon valley big guys for their role in the brexit mess. Predictably, their reactions weren't very warm.
It's common knowledge today that social media has a tendency to amplify negative emotions, often based on falsehoods.
The New York times recently published a piece about a study showing how Facebook fuelled anti-refugee attacks in Germany.