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Facebook dilemma-Mark Zuckerberg-2012 company went public -“Move fast and break things”/ Goal: Give people the power to share, be more open and connected, worldwide expansion// Most important thing on fb- news feed; Wanted to get as much personal info out of people- Section 230 -don’t hold the company liable if someone post something violent or that creates conflict----Facebooks response-allow people to go right up to the edge and for others to respond. -They set up rules and they (allowed people to speak libertarian) felt some reluctance after that -Cairo Egypt- protest post, tons protested and got guy to step down/ Egypt began to split -polarization--Started making fake posts-- Third parties got ahold of data and misused it----Zuckerberg wanted to show investors the profit that could be made from personal data it has on users--Started collecting data about personal data- data brokers ----Parakilas left company- top executives ignored him when he showed how bad it could get -medium can turn info into a serious weapon (manipulation), Facebook was weaponized--Facebooks tools were being used to inflame divisions- built to help advertisers boost the content. -Russia hacked Ukraine, president of Ukraine met with Facebook representatives and ask them to intervene. Fb:Sorry we are an open platform, anybody can do anything within our policy which is written on the website. U: It was fake accounts you can verify/ FB: we have freedom of speech and are very pro democracy platform everybody can say everything Has the smartphone destroyed a generation? - biggest difference between millennial‘s and their predecessors: how they view the world and how they spend their time -iGen- born from 1995-2012. grow up with smartphones -iPhones changed teens social interaction and mental health -Teens are physically safer, Higher in teen depression and suicide since 2011, Devices make people seriously unhappy TEENS INDEPENDENT NOW, -iGen teens have more leisure than Gen X teens did -Fewer teens having sex cut by 40% since 1991, Increase in loneliness feeling left out (mainly girls) higher depression rates especially in girls boys

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