TMS_S2E23 | How Facebook Manipulates Public Opinion
Jun 6th, 2018 by themindfullnessshow
The Mindfullness Show is written and produced by Josiah Samuel Harry. Music by Josiah Harry, Jr.
S2E23 Show Notes:
In this episode, Josiah discusses why Facebook's decision to partner with CNN, Fox News, and other media companies to produce news-worthy content and original shows is, in essence, nothing more than posturing and positioning by Facebook to gain new market share.
How does partnering with media conglomerates that report on fake news and disseminate misleading and propaganda-driven headlines and stories address the problem of fake news?
Facebook's attempt to rebrand and revive its fledgling video on demand service, Watch, is just another avenue for Facebook to mine and collect the metadata of its users in order to share and sell the collected information to foreign companies and governments.
Sources for this episode: "Facebook enlists anchors from CNN, Fox News, Univision for news shows" by David Ingram. "Facebook funding shows from Fox News, CNN for Watch" by Natalie Jarvey. "Facebook confirms it shared user data with Chinese tech companies" by Deepa Seetharaman. "How to make sense of Facebook’s new video platform, Watch" by Hayley Tsukayama. "Facebook: Your personal info for sale" by Aimee Picch. "Facebook and Twitter are being used to manipulate public opinion" by Alex Hern.
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