Mark Zuckerberg is going to be working with the government to censor "bad actors" online to prevent future occurrences of Russian election hacking. One of the vectors of his attack method will be to increase transparency with advertising agencies so that people will be able to see what kinds of content they are monetizing.
So right away, I see a number of very important issues with what is going on in this video. The least important one is, the man looks like a robot. The video looks oddly doctored and if you stare at his mouth it looks really fake. I'm not saying the video is fake but I am saying that it looks really weird.
- Russia did not hack the American election.
"There was no hack of the Democratic National Committee’s system on July 5 last year—not by the Russians, not by anyone else. Hard science now demonstrates it was a leak—a download executed locally with a memory key or a similarly portable data-storage device. In short, it was an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system. This casts serious doubt on the initial “hack,” as alleged, that led to the very consequential publication of a large store of documents on WikiLeaks last summer."
- The DNC leak was very likely from Seth Rich.
- Julian Assange and Wiki Leaks are not Russian.
- Its physically impossible
The information that was leaked was far too large to be downloaded efficiently from an outside source. This is a big part of how we know that it was an inside job.
- Facebook as a platform itself had no direct connection to the general election.
Further policing Facebook simply will not have any effect on preventing future hacking of anything. Cracking down on bad actors on Facebook is disconnected from solving the problems he seems so concerned about solving. This seems more like some kind of censorship campaign.
- The emails being leaked is a completely different topic compared to hacking voting machines.
Its really bizarre these two things are being conflated at all. The votes occured at the voting booths. The emails may have played a role in who voted for who but ultimately the only kind of hacking we need to be concerned about is if Russia was physically manipulating votes to prevent Hillary from winning.
- We would have far larger problems at hand anyway.
If it turned out that there was substantial evidence that Russia physically manipulated votes we would be in huge trouble. We would need to call into question ALL voting within the last 10+ years. Was Russia manipulating our votes in local state run elections? What about the last two presidents?
This would seriously mean the end of America. What if it turned out that Russia was in control of a large number of our voting systems for an extended time and nobody noticed until now? There would be carnage on the streets. Nobody would ever bother to vote again.
So with all of the above said, I seriously have no clue what Mark Zuckerberg is getting at here. Does he just want to crack down on hate speech? Is he simply wanting to provide advertisers with more influence on what they monetize? In all honestly, its his platform, we do have better alternate options right now anyway. Steemit, Minds and Gab are currently in growing trends right now.
If he wants to drive Facebook into the ground that's really his business.
But what is really strange is that he says in the video he is working with the government. Why would the NSA want to silence free speech? Honestly this seems like a conflict of interest! Isn't that a big part of their value? How will they collect dirt on people or understand what is going on if their biggest platform is preventing people from saying things? Doesn't the NSA stand to lose a ton of its value if people simply stop saying and doing what's on their minds?
Ultimately, this translates to me that we seriously need to stop using Facebook. It wont matter in few years anyway, once Facebook sanitizes itself its not like it will be worth sticking around anyway. Watching this video made me honestly want to just dump my Facebook account right away much less in a few years.