Society, Technology

Social Media’s PIHO Problem

Earlier this year I wrote two posts on why Facebook “can’t be fixed” so long as its current business model remains in place. In my posts, I noted that the latest Facebook scandal was part of a continuous pattern that had and would not change: The routine is familiar by now. Facebook makes an “innovation” […]

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Economics

Advertisers Pull Plug on Facebook Ads

So the (pretty much) inevitable happened today when several major companies pulled their campaigns from Facebook after the offensive images appeared next to their adverts. As the FT reported it: Adverts for Japanese carmaker Nissan, Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, Unilever’s Dove skincare brand, were automatically placed next to the offensive images that Facebook […]

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