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uspol, walled gardens, surveillance capitalism 

Let's be very clear here: in no small part the blame for what happened today lies with surveillance capitalism.

It is *profitable* to put right-wing/fascist/conspiratorial content in front of more eyeballs, since it generates more "engagement". So Facebook, YouTube and others became perfect channels for this kind of crap.

Big Tech made money on this, for them today's insurrection is an "externality".

re: uspol, walled gardens, surveillance capitalism 

@rysiek Profitable, and by some accounts, perhaps even desirable.

uspol, walled gardens, surveillance capitalism 

@rysiek Today's insurrection is just more eyes on the screens for them, which is more ad revenue. There is no low they won't sink to in order to make a buck.

uspol, walled gardens, surveillance capitalism 

@rysiek Also remember February 8th they are going to legally combine both #Whatsapp and #Facebook dataset making things much worse. 🤮

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