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Democratic Debate, November 20, 2019

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Eric The Fruit Bat11/21/2019 6:26:38 am PST

re: #181 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

FB is fucking with democracy world wide. Zuck is no different than Murdoch.

This is where the current crop of Dem candidates is missing the mark - they should be running on protecting the individual privacy of net users by creating a US version of the EU’s GDPR, but with more teeth.

I temporarily signed up on Facebook, and it was eye-opening as the reality of shadow profiles was staring me in the face once I got on. I quickly closed my account and refuse to use it.

Decades ago on a 1970s “60 Minutes” it was the Automated Clearing House that was cited as the biggest threat to privacy - now it’s the FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Microsoft) that are our biggest threat.

If you are going to do a General Strike, the FAANGs need to be the target of such an action.