Eight takeaways from Facebook's Meta announcement

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 10/29/2021

It's impossible to ignore all the news and commentary surrounding Facebook's rebranding as "Meta" given their outsized role and influence on global business, culture, and politics. 

Many people are making comments along the lines of: "The term 'metaverse' was first used to describe a virtual world owned by corporations in Stephenson’s 1992 dystopian sci-fi novel Snow Crash." 

I watched M...more

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  • #meta
  • #facebook

Brainsy offers consumers full data privacy on social platforms with newly released data incognito mode

Brainsy, Inc.
Posted at 12/8/2020

Latest Brainsy feature grants consumers full control and granular transparency over any algorithms affecting their personal account 

Washington, DC - (December 8, 2020) – In a win for consumer choice and privacy, Brainsy Inc. announced a newly released “Data Incognito” mode to give consumers the option to be free from algorithms, targeting, and analytics when participating in a white-labeled ...more

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  • #dataincognito
  • privacy
  • white label social media
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Facebook Destroys Democracy

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 9/4/2020

Facebook is destroying democracy. I wish I could state this were hyperbole. But it’s happening right in front of us on so many levels. Let’s just focus on one aspect of the Facebook business model and their policy that permits advertisers - more specifically political candidates - to advertise lies.  

Facebook announced yesterday that they would limit some political ads in the fi...more

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The New York Times (and Google) Profit from Racist Conspiracy Theory about Kamala Harris

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 8/19/2020

We’re on the home stretch of the 2020 election cycle and things are heating up. Newsweek recently published a Birtherism inspired opinion piece entitled “Some Questions for Kamala Harris About Eligibility | Opinion” which questions her eligibility to be on the ticket for the highest office because her parents were immigrants with an uncertain naturalization status at the time of ...more

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  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Color of Change
  • Common Sense
  • Free Press
  • National Hispanic Media Center
  • Sleeping Giants
  • Mozilla
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FREE advice for @LinkedIn regarding fake profiles #fakelinkedin

Brian P. Christie Brian P. Christie
Posted at 3/17/2019

Recently, I got yet another connection request from a fake LinkedIn profile / user. Fake profiles seem pervasive on LinkedIn and it gives bad actors a chance to wreak havoc, steal data, hack, and be a general menace to society.

Someday, LinkedIn may be more similar to Brainsy powered networks which are identity-verified networks to reduce these risks. But until that day, let's offer Lin...more

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