Facebook and The Media

I started this blog as a bit of a protest against the way Facebook operates.  Mostly I am concerned about privacy, but the 800lb gorilla in the room is the question:. Is Facebook a media company, or a common carriers (like a phone company)?  Clearly it is a media company.  It may be other things too, but that doesn’t change the fact that it is an ad selling distribution entity like a TV or radio station.

A good NYT opinion piece on this.  Like Noam Chomsky said, the media can’t tell us what to think, but it can tell us what to think *about*.

 

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