Mark Zuckerberg testified, a.k.a. whined a lot, in front of Congress this week.
U.S. Representative Katie Porter from California, a law professor and graduate of Harvard Law, cross-examined the witness. She asked Mark if he cares about privacy as he claims to do, why is he arguing in federal court that consumers can’t hold Facebook liable for breaches of privacy?
Um, Congresswoman, I’m not a lawyer and I don’t like it when people ask me tough questions that make me look dazed and confused.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE https://t.co/2PWNAG30zM
— Adpulp (@adpulp) October 24, 2019
The Full Mark
Mark wants to live the unfiltered life on Facebook.
Mark doesn’t want to be the owner of The New York Times or Washington Post. Mark’s so much bigger than that. Mark is a new Vanderbilt—an infrastructure man. Mark makes today’s “paper,” the stuff that all media companies need to convey their stories.
Mark owns the platform and the platform, like the dead trees that newspapers, magazines, and books are printed on, is neutral.
Mark did drop out of Harvard, but the idea that a billionaire founder and CEO is above or removed from the impacts his firm has on people is ridiculous.
Gather Round the Digital Dumpster Fire
Mark does not want to filter the mental garbage from his platform. Mark wants you to do it for him. Mark wants you to exercise free choice.
How about you, do you want to exercise your free will on Facebook and filter the sea of garbage yourself?
Is taking out the digital garbage on Facebook and elsewhere a patriotic act, or is it just an act of self-preservation?