Time to break out the nukes again! Over at Alternet, Steven Rosenfeld has been diving into the big questions around Facebook and our political process. He and I talked last week, shortly before he began his literary odyssey, and I was happy to give him a few quotes to work with. Check out the results, and my thanks to Steven for the great work:
- Is Social Media Destroying Democracy? From filter bubbles to fake news, big questions about social media and the very concept of truth.
- How Trump Used Facebook in 2016 and Why That Tactic Is Coming to Every Important Race This Year. An exploration of what the Trump people did on Facebook, with good background information. Note the part toward the end about fundraising.
- Steve Bannon’s Surprising Opinion About Cambridge Analytica. Explores the skepticism around Cambridge Analytica’s effectiveness
More on Cambridge Analytica coming soon — this story does not seem to be slowing down.