Note — Oct 21, 2018

A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military

Seen in → No.53

Source → nytimes.com/2018/10/15/technology/myanmar-f...

This is absolutely horrible. I honestly don’t know how Zuckerberg and his top brass sleep at night. Shut the whole thing down!

Facebook confirmed many of the details about the shadowy, military-driven campaign. The company’s head of cybersecurity policy, Nathaniel Gleicher, said it had found “clear and deliberate attempts to covertly spread propaganda that were directly linked to the Myanmar military.” […]

Some military personnel picked up techniques from Russia. Three people familiar with the situation said some officers had studied psychological warfare, hacking and other computer skills in Russia. Some would give lectures to pass along the information when they returned, one person said.

Also: Deleting Facebook is not enough: without antitrust, the company will be our lives’ “operating system”.