[Social Media]: Our Blasted Digital Hellscape
So, continuing our ongoing discussion of social media, the people who run it, and how it has contributed to (waves arms around), the last week has been eventful as Facebook reported its first ever net loss in user base, something that could be more impactful than thought given Facebook's operations in the digital global South, where for many people Facebook is
the internet. Around the same time, Facebook tried to bluff the European Union over their data protection laws, only for the EU to point to the above and go "really?" Also, TikTok continues to eat the lunches of everyone in the short video market, which a) demonstates why Jack Dorsey was a horrible CEO of Twitter, and b) has a lot of concerns given the company's ties to the Chinese government.
Welcome to social media in 2022 and beyond.
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