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Wed Mar 21, 2018, 07:41 PM

Rebecca Solnit on Facebook...

I'm not deleting my FB account anytime soon. We are in a constitutional crisis/slo-mo coup (in part thanks to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica), and in responding it we will need to share information. FB is how I stay in touch with a lot of people (including many I am in touch with no other way), send out some news and analysis and occasional calls to action, follow many activists and find some news stories. Shutting down that capacity now would reduce my range and access to information and allies, and I doubt it would harm Facebook.

Use them. Try not to let them use you. Remember to disable Platform, which is how they pimp your data, use Adblock and Ghostery, don't click on the ads, and say as many bad things about FB as you can on their platform (and cheer their stock crashing). The time may come when we can say goodbye to a destructive and amoral corporation without saying goodbye to each other.

p.s. I'm glad people are outraged but they could've been outraged last June when most of this information was summarized in the NYRB or earlier when other versions of it appeared. I might add that all this data was to manipulate us. What makes people manipulable is lack of scrutiny of sources, being uninformed, herd behavior, unexamined assumptions, gullibility, jumping on bandwagons, taking slogans for ideas, etc. Critical intelligence, being well-informed, and researching what you're responding to are acts of resistance.


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Response to dogknob (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 07:51 PM

1. Thank you

for posting. I was going to but forgot!

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Response to dogknob (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 08:17 PM

2. Post all this information about CA.

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Response to California_Republic (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 08:45 PM

3. I have probably been posting on FB more this week than I have in the last 6 months n/t

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Response to dogknob (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2018, 10:58 PM

4. Solnit is

one of the great thinkers of our time.

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