Why I’m going dark on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram this weekend [UPDATED]
I’ll be doing a full recap of our event in San Diego, but for the time being…
SUMMARY: At what point do social-media giants start to become their own authoritarian states? The platforms where I’ve gone to learn and vent about Russia’s influence on our democracy have themselves been overtaken by a type of totalitarian addiction. And we only know about 5% of what’s actually happened.
By being silent, I’m intending to show we will not be silenced.
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, among others, have all been implicated in the Trump-Russia investigation. Just today we learned Twitter received $800M in a “significant round of funding” from a Russian investment firm DST Global.
Facebook got a similar infusion from DST’s Russian Ka-jillionaire, Yury Milner, in 2009—magazines like Forbes have heaped “greatest living business mind” praise…
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