Tech Giants Are Using This Crisis to Colonize the Welfare System

In recent years, firms like Google and Facebook have used the Global South as a test bed for new and unregulated forms of data collection. Faced with coronavirus, the same mechanisms are being rolled out across the world — with for-profit data collection becoming increasingly central to states’ management of their welfare systems.

Source: Tech Giants Are Using This Crisis to Colonize the Welfare System

Here’s how existing antitrust law could save our democracy: Robert Reich 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll run political ads even if false. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he’ll stop running political ads.Dorsey has the correct approach, but this entire debate about ads skirts the bigger question: Who’s responsible for protecting democracy from big, dangerous lies

Source: Here’s how existing antitrust law could save our democracy: Robert Reich – Alternet.org

some real innovation: a socialist FB and cryptomoney…//With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation

We noted this yesterday and turned it into a socialist plug…

With the launch of the Libra cryptocurrency, Mark Zuckerberg reveals his dreams of building a new virtual country, perhaps inspired by the Roman Empire.

Source: With cryptocurrency launch, Facebook sets its path toward becoming an independent nation