[01:55:46] <jrmu> https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/11/technology/facebook-twitter-parler-rumble-newsmax-conservatives-apps.html [01:55:52] <jrmu> ``Fact-Checked on Facebook and Twitter, Conservatives Switch Their App s'' [01:55:58] <jrmu> ``Since the election, millions have migrated to alternative social med ia and media sites like Parler, Rumble and Newsmax.'' [01:56:15] <jrmu> ``“Facebook started muting, deleting and labeling every conservative p olitical post in my feed,” Mr. Adam said. “If you’re going to do something, you have to be fair to both sides. You don’t just get to pick one side to promote.”''
[04:43:12] <jrmu> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25435603 [04:43:17] <jrmu> Facebook to move UK users to California terms, avoiding EU privacy rules (reuters.com) [04:43:21] <jrmu> SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will shift all its users in the United Kingdom into user agreements with the corporate headquarters in California, moving them out of their current relationship with Facebook’s Irish unit and out of reach of Europe’s privacy laws.
[11:37:39] <jrmu> https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25363366 [11:37:42] <jrmu> FTC Sues Facebook for Illegal Monopolization (ftc.gov) [11:38:15] <jrmu> The Federal Trade Commission today sued Facebook, alleging that the company is illegally maintaining its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct. Following a lengthy investigation in cooperation with a coalition of attorneys general of 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, the complaint alleges that Facebook has engaged in a systematic [11:38:21] <jrmu> strategyincluding its 2012 acquisition of up-and-coming rival Instagram, its 2014 acquisition of the mobile messaging app WhatsApp, and the imposition of anticompetitive conditions on software developersto eliminate threats to its monopoly. This course of conduct harms competition, leaves consumers with few choices for personal social networking, and deprives advertisers of the benefits of competition. [11:40:29] <jrmu> The FTC is seeking a permanent injunction in federal court that could, among other things: require divestitures of assets, including Instagram and WhatsApp