Monday, March 19, 2018

Facebook is in SERIOUS trouble

It turns out that the Obama campaign did the same thing that Cambridge Analytica did... only with Facebook's full knowledge and approval:
A former Obama campaign official is claiming that Facebook knowingly allowed them to mine massive amounts of Facebook data — more than they would’ve allowed someone else to do — because they were supportive of the campaign.

That’s because the more than 1 million Obama backers who signed up for the [Facebook-based app] gave the campaign permission to look at their Facebook friend lists. In an instant, the campaign had a way to see the hidden young voters. Roughly 85% of those without a listed phone number could be found in the uploaded friend lists. What’s more, Facebook offered an ideal way to reach them. “People don’t trust campaigns. They don’t even trust media organizations,” says Goff. “Who do they trust? Their friends.”

The campaign called this effort targeted sharing. And in those final weeks of the campaign, the team blitzed the supporters who had signed up for the app with requests to share specific online content with specific friends simply by clicking a button. More than 600,000 supporters followed through with more than 5 million contacts, asking their friends to register to vote, give money, vote or look at a video designed to change their mind.
Let's see... 5 million times $40,000 is $200 billion in potential FTC fines. Another $200 billion on top of the $2 trillion they might already owe.

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Blogger Hen March 19, 2018 6:16 PM  

Oh that's great. Of all the things I have paid for unwittingly, I like this the least. Thanks, Obama. You're the gift that just keeps giving.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales March 19, 2018 6:21 PM  

Yeah... giving us all to the third world as virgin sacrifices.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine March 19, 2018 6:22 PM  

It should have been pretty obvious 0blammo's legacy would be a torrent of haphazard buried cluster-f-bombs from about the time he sabotaged everything on the way out the door.

Anonymous Anonymous March 19, 2018 6:23 PM  

A trillion here, a trillion there ... pretty soon you're talking about real money.

Blogger dvdivx March 19, 2018 6:23 PM  

And what information did Google give to the Obama campaign? I'm sure this rabbit hole goes very deep.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine March 19, 2018 6:28 PM  

Deep? The Earth's a doughnut, baby!

Blogger Crew March 19, 2018 6:33 PM  

Anybody who thinks Facebook should face the same punishment any other company would face is just an anti-Globalist and censored.

Blogger Justin Bailey March 19, 2018 6:43 PM  

MSM and leftist talking heads are of course totally ignoring the Obama angle and salivating that this will be what finally brings down Drumpft because of the hidden camera videos. I recall them discounting the Veritas videos not that long ago. Crazy how that works.

If it's true that Kushner was the one that got Trump involved in this organization, the God Emperor needs to punt that man child as far away as he can. He's far more trouble than he's worth, especially if Cernovich is right and Kushner laundered money.

Blogger ReluctantMessiah March 19, 2018 6:47 PM  

Think about all the media companies, all the tech companies, all the Deep State gov officials that worked together to try to rig the 2016 Election.

THANK GOD FOR TRUMP. Pray for him every fucking day

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother March 19, 2018 6:49 PM  


Blogger Hammerli280 March 19, 2018 6:50 PM  

$2.4 trillion. That should handle the cost of rebuilding the military quite nicely. With cash to spare.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener March 19, 2018 6:51 PM  

If we keep digging, I'm sure we can get the total fine up to $6 trillion

Blogger Crew March 19, 2018 6:58 PM  

Is this a little bit of pre-emptive notice?

Blogger Lovekraft March 19, 2018 7:18 PM  

Beyond the legalese and surface contraventions of user agreements is a fundamental infringement on one's freedom of association.

If I cannot be certain that my commenting on this site wouldn't be turned into some marxist gangster cabal to be used against me, then my freedom to comment here (thus associate with fellow Vox Popoli visitors) is infringed.

Blogger LP999-16 March 19, 2018 7:33 PM  

Great, Great!

I dislike Tw-tar, Gab, FB, Hollyweird, all local and all Nat'l cable tv. Cable tv plus those leftist sports channels are all going up in price 8%+, tv and facebook's market vastly elderly people or money seekers or attn seeks or leftists.

TV is only for Nioh and FB is obviously in trouble when Friday GETUS is slapping China with tariffs. Mark like iphone/Apple choose China not America, send Mark to China to control China, calling his users 'dumb effers'.

I delight in FB IPO loses. May God will FB to Fail.

Blogger Lance E March 19, 2018 7:50 PM  

Odds of Facebook getting even a slap on the wrist for this blatant double standard? I'm guessing about 1 million to zero. Because, muh private company.

Blogger ReluctantMessiah March 19, 2018 7:59 PM

FB chief information security officer is jumping ship

Blogger Azure Amaranthine March 19, 2018 8:13 PM  

I'm holding a bottle of lighter fluid, trying to do some thaumaturgy via pure force of will over here.

Burn baby burn!

Blogger TheLiberatorOfBados March 19, 2018 8:17 PM  

No wonder Zuckerberg cashed his chips out a few months ago. He saw this coming. He has his ill-gotten gains, so he's cool with Facebook going down in flames. I can only hope he gets nailed to the wall for this somehow. Scurrilous curs like him need to be made an example out of.

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar March 19, 2018 8:30 PM  

This is completely different, and legitimate- whereas Republican hacking of social media was corrupt and illegal.


Blogger Jeff aka Orville March 19, 2018 8:38 PM  

Q (March 9th)

are we going to have more freedom of speech on "private" public speech services or not?

please answer this question
Mar 9 2018 06:20:45 (EST) Q !UW.yye1fxo ID: 04b0ec 599627
Some platforms will collapse under own weight of illegal activities.

Mar 9 2018 06:24:20 (EST) Q !UW.yye1fxo ID: 04b0ec 599642
Track inside sales/divestitures.
They know.
Watch the sell-off/liquidity events.

Blogger Thucydides March 19, 2018 8:44 PM  

All that fine money might even make a small dent in the national debt.....

More seriously, a bit of division now allows you to calculate just how much *you* are worth to Facebook, Google, Twitter etc. (the initial story worked out to @ $40,000/person, unless i dropped a decimal somewhere).

So simply closing your Google, Facebook or Twitter account will cost them $40,000 in revenues, year after year. Thats actually more than I had imagined, so closing accounts or hashing metrics using things like Ghostery or Ad Nauseam is far more powerful than you and I may have thought.

Blogger tuberman March 19, 2018 8:48 PM  

21. Jeff aka Orville

Yep, none of this is coincidence. The take down is in progress.

Blogger Doug Cranmer March 19, 2018 9:11 PM  

You can see the breakups coming down the pike.

Blogger Cetera March 19, 2018 9:12 PM  

tuberman wrote:21. Jeff aka Orville

Yep, none of this is coincidence. The take down is in progress.

Indeed. I'm so excited. The Happening Status: Soon, Finally!

Blogger Jeff aka Orville March 19, 2018 9:28 PM  

The Joe DiGenova hire is very exciting news, but we must prepare. There will be millions wailing in the streets, screaming at the sky. I'll have my ear protection on, but others may be at risk of permanent hearing loss. Emergency rooms will be flooded with MAGAs complaining of facial cramps from extreme grinning.

Blogger Robert What? March 19, 2018 9:37 PM  

Since most federal agencies are completely converged I estimate the probability that Facebook suffer any consequences at near zero.

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 19, 2018 10:36 PM  

The best outcome from all this is not some "victory over facebook" but the end of social media.
The internet had its good years up to 2007.
Since then it's in need of a hefty dose of correction and comeuppance.

Blogger James Dixon March 19, 2018 10:42 PM  

At the very least this would count as a contribution to the Obama campaign which should have been disclosed in the campaign's financial filings.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club March 20, 2018 3:55 AM  

Who do they trust? Their friends

Two words that Farcebook has been at the forefront of brutally debasing: "friends" and "trust".

There isn't a fine big enough or fire hot enough to deliver the reward they have worked so diligently to earn.

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