How many of you are aware of the Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen? Although I don’t think her revelations will materially affect the company or its stock price, I think these are simply more proof of what I and many others have been saying: Facebook Is Evil! I don’t think usage will be affected because I think most people who use the “platform” are addicted and addiction beats morality almost every time. An excerpt from this CNBC article:
“The former Facebook product manager for civic misinformation told lawmakers that Facebook consistently puts its own profits over users’ health and safety, which is largely a result of its algorithms’ design that steers users toward high-engagement posts that in some cases can be more harmful. Though she stopped short of accusing top executives of intentionally creating harmful products, she said that ultimately, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to be responsible for the impact of his business. Haugen also said that Facebook’s algorithm could steer young users from something relatively innocuous like healthy recipes to content promoting anorexia in a short period of time…the problems she saw at Facebook were worse than anywhere else she’d worked, which includes Google, Yelp and Pinterest.”
If Congress had any guts it would push the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice to break up Facebook. If my aunt had had balls, she would have been my uncle. I HATE FACEBOOK!!!
Today’s post is “late” for good reasons. First, my wonderful wife and I had to take our 2015 Cadillac ATS into the bodyshop for the repairs caused by the accident in August. After that we decided to stop and have a nice breakfast.
Second and more important, I was able to receive my booster vaccine shot against the damn virus this morning. However, as I didn’t make an appointment I had to wait about an hour from the time I signed in until I received the shot.
Hopefully, my wonderful wife will make the time to get the booster later this week. Since she’s a “lame duck” at her job, one would think she could take a work break to get the shot.
I am not looking that far down the alphabet in the Cars A To Z feature, but this could be the “S” car:
This is a beautiful Sunbeam Tiger in a green that is not quite British Racing Green. As regular readers know, I really like these cars.
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