Futurist Gerd: Facebook Is No Longer ‘Social’ Anything – It’s An AI-platform That Needs To Be Regulated

Futurist Gerd: Facebook Is No Longer ‘Social’ Anything – It’s An AI-platform That Needs To Be Regulated. “Last year’s reports that some apparently well-funded Russian entities used Facebook to systemically disseminate fake news and seed widespread dissent during the 2016 U.S. elections is not only worrisome because of the damage that is being done to the democratic process, the impact on the credibility of social media and the overall trust in the Internet as a medium. It also shows how Facebook has – intentionally or inadvertently but lucratively, either way – built a gigantic manipulation machine that is run by algorithms (or dare we say ‘artificial intelligence‘), not by people, and, crucially, not for people.”

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