How A Half-Educated Tech Elite Delivered Us Into This Chaos

One of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened.

h/t Marvin

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  • Being at the right place at the right time does not make you a sage.

  • Spatchcocked

    Look at that moron. He thinks he cured polio or something rather than simply establish an international gossip exchange….and for creating that gossip exchange he believes he should be in charge of the direction and policies the western world takes.

    Nurse …..medicate this man before he does serious injury.

  • David Murrell

    I still like the movie “The Social Network”. This three-year-old article:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-tried-to-stop-the-social-network-from-being-made-2014-12

    explains how Mr. Moneybags tried to stop the film being made.

    • David Murrell

      P.S. I tried reading the posted article, but the blog site is so full of nasty, pop-up ads, it made reading the article impossible to do. Kinda defeats the purpose of publishing anything, eh?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Facebook was created by a sociopath for the expressed purpose of cyber bullying and cyber stalking. Twitter was created by a mercenary who saw the value in monetizing narcissism.

  • Reader

    It wasn’t ignorance. These psychopaths knew how their technology platforms could and would be used and didn’t care as long as they profited handsomely by it.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Zuker is a Robot, what does he care

  • canminuteman

    I assume they are being called “half educated” because they were college drop outs. If you look at what universities are like these days they would likely be even worse if they had stuck around to graduate.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Dr. Frankenstein is shocked that he created a monster.