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What "Move Fast and Break Things" means in the real world

Posted: 17:10 03 Mar 2019
by MickyD
Lovely, friendly, touchy-feely Facebook. Who'd evva a thunk such a gosh-durned thang?

Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

The documents, which have been seen by the Observer and Computer Weekly, reveal a secretive global lobbying operation targeting hundreds of legislators and regulators in an attempt to procure influence across the world, including in the UK, US, Canada, India, Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia and all 28 states of the EU. The documents include details of how Facebook:

• Lobbied politicians across Europe in a strategic operation to head off “overly restrictive” GDPR legislation. They include extraordinary claims that the Irish prime minister said his country could exercise significant influence as president of the EU, promoting Facebook’s interests even though technically it was supposed to remain neutral.

• Used chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg’s feminist memoir Lean In to “bond” with female European commissioners it viewed as hostile.

• Threatened to withhold investment from countries unless they supported or passed Facebook-friendly laws.

Re: What "Move Fast and Break Things" means in the real worl

Posted: 02:36 04 Mar 2019
by CJH
All the social media platforms are in need of regulation and need to pay tax in the country of operation. The speed of how a small group of users can organise for or against a cause is frightening, society cannot keep up with the speed of modern communication.