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Like his hero Obama, Zuckerberg floats through life on outsized delusions of grandeur

Facebook Should Be Told TO ZUCK-OFF


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Facebook Should  Be Told TO ZUCK-OFF
Waaaaa! The sound of Facebook claiming instant victimhood in the aftermath of the cooked-up, hysterical Cambridge Analytica ‘scandal’.

Facebook, which throws a lifeline keeping all Progressives comfortably afloat,  is now claiming victimhood for itself.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally came out of hiding to address reports that his company had allowed Cambridge Analytica access to data on millions of Facebook users without their knowledge or consent:

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Being told to put their toys back in their political toy-box is costing the world’s biggest social platform big bucks with Facebook investors starting to get a little squeamish.

Listen to this Judas of the Digital World who some say aims to take a run for the 2020 U.S. presidency:

“We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you,” Zuckerberg wrote in a statement Wednesday. (CNBC, Mar. 21, 2018)

Nothing about paying back Facebook’s takings, which soared by £12BILLION after it let companies hoover up users’ data.

“I’ve been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn’t happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it.” (CNBC)

This time, making sure something doesn’t happen again, is just short of two months after Facebook changed its algorithm, to make Conservatives go down, down, down:

“In late January, Facebook changed its algorithms. This resulted in greatly decreased traffic for many Facebook pages on the right, as well as those websites which relied upon Facebook traffic. (The Stream, Mar. 20, 2018)

“Facebook claimed the algorithm change emphasized posts from “friends, family and groups” and reduced those from “businesses, brands and media.” But an analysis from The Outline observed that right-leaning sites were the hardest hit. The site found “engagement totals for February dropping as much as 55 percent for some, while the engagement numbers of most predominantly liberal publishers remained unaffected.”

‘Relying upon Facebook for traffic’ is akin to Gilligan’s Island characters waiting for their ship to come in.

Things have a way of happening over and over again at Facebook—especially the one called helping to keep anti-American progressive Democrats like former president Barack Obama in power.

Behind Facebook’s latest faux “it won’t happen again” promise are two massive lies of omission overlooked by the MSM and social media:

FIRST: The Donald Trump campaign never used data mining collected through Cambridge Analytica during the 2016 presidential campaign.

SECOND: The Obama Campaign used data mining to get Barack reelected in 2012—and openly brag about it.

No reference was made to either factoid in Zuckerberg’s caterwauling apology.

Nor is anyone in the media mentioning how Facebook is providing desperate Dems another reason with which to impeach President Donald Trump.

“Facebook has come under increased pressure after The Guardian published an article based upon the allegations of a former employee of Cambridge Analytica who helped lead the effort to create profiles of social media users for the purposes of targeted campaigning, similar to the widely praised profile-based campaign of Obama For America in 2012. According to the allegations, Cambridge Analytica — which has become a target of the Left because of its connection to the Trump campaign — paid researcher Aleksandr Kogan for data he collected, which Facebook allowed him to do. However, Facebook alleges that he misled the company about the purposes of his data collection and that it asked Kogan and Cambridge Analytica in 2015 to delete the data, which they say they did — a claim which no one has yet disproved.” (Daily Wire, Mar. 21, 2018)

It should be noted here that the Trump campaign did not use Cambridge Analytica data during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“Amid sliding shares and advertisers threatening to pull ads from the platform over the whole affair, Zuckerberg issued his statement on Facebook Wednesday and appeared on CNN, where he said he was “happy” to testify before Congress and suggested that he welcomes some form of regulation by the government. “I’m not sure we shouldn’t be regulated,” he told CNN. “There are things like ad transparency regulation that I would love to see.” (Daily Wire)

Like his hero Obama, Zuckerberg floats through life on outsized delusions of grandeur:

“…In just a few years, Facebook built a virtual community that linked more than two billion people, an achievement with few precedents. (New York Times, Mar. 21, 2018)

“Now the social network is building a real community, the kind you can walk around. It is a project with many precedents in American history, quite a few of them cautionary tales about what happens when a powerful corporation takes control of civic life.

“John Tenanes, Facebook’s president for real estate, is showing off the company’s plans for expansion.  It will have offices for thousands of programmers to extend Facebook’s fearsome reach.

“Facebook, Mr. Tenanes says, “has a dual mission: “We want to balance our growth with the community’s needs.”

“Willow Village will be wedged between the Menlo Park neighborhood of Belle Haven and the city of East Palo Alto, both heavily Hispanic communities that are among Silicon Valley’s poorest. Facebook is planning 1,500 apartments, and has agreed with Menlo Park to offer 225 of them at below-market rates. The most likely tenants of the full-price units are Facebook employees, who already receive a five-figure bonus if they live near the office.

 

“The community will have eight acres of parks, plazas and bike-pedestrian paths open to the public. Facebook wants to revitalize the railway running alongside the property and will finish next year a pedestrian bridge over the expressway. The bridge will provide access to the trail that rings San Francisco Bay, a boon for birders and bikers.

“Mr. Tenanes contemplates the audacity of building a city.

“It’s a good thing, right?” he says.

“Depends how it goes. Facebook is testing the proposition: Do people love tech companies so much they will live inside of them? When the project was announced last summer, critics dubbed it Facebookville or, in tribute to company co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Zucktown.”

You can’t make this stuff up.

This is what happens when too much fame, money and power is dumped on a single reservoir, who allegedly stole a business idea. (Business Insider, Oct. 23, 2010)

So while the plebes of life build sand castles in the sand and struggle to keep up with the rent and mortgage, Mark Zuckerberg is building Zucktown.

Zuckerberg is said to be the defacto leader of the millennials.

Millennials, behold your king!

Meanwhile, millions in the masses sucked in by Facebook’s empty promises should be shouting: FACEBOOK, ZUCK OFF!


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