Reference my previous blog post about Facebook and how it distorts the news to keep you coming back to their site.
The latest information is that Facebook allowed your private information to be sold without your consent to political operatives who used it to influence the 2016 US election. This info, combined with Facebook algorithms that promote biassed and false news, allowed the Republican party to target people with ads and news stories to influence their votes. It also allowed Republicans to avoid wasting money targeting people who would never vote for lying sexual predators like Trump.
So I have given up on Facebook. I have not looked at it for 45 days and they bombard me with messages saying that I am missing out on cat videos and pictures from distant acquaintances. I will stay away.
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