Zuckerberg: Facebook(CIA) Is More Like A Government Than A Company

Thursday, September 21, 2017
By Paul Martin

Sean Adl-Tabatabai
YourNewsWire.com
September 21, 2017

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social media giant is more like a government than a traditional corporation.

Facebook has amassed enormous powers over the last few years, growing at a rate Zuckerberg says he never anticipated.

“In a lot of ways Facebook is more like a government than a traditional company,” Zuckerberg said. “We have this large community of people, and more than other technology companies we’re really setting policies.”

The Guardian reports: Facebook is a carefully managed top-down system, not a robust public square. It mimics some of the patterns of conversation, but that’s a surface trait.

In reality, Facebook is a tangle of rules and procedures for sorting information, rules devised by the corporation for the ultimate benefit of the corporation. Facebook is always surveilling users, always auditing them, using them as lab rats in its behavioural experiments. While it creates the impression that it offers choice, in truth Facebook paternalistically nudges users in the direction it deems best for them, which also happens to be the direction that gets them thoroughly addicted. It’s a phoniness that is most obvious in the compressed, historic career of Facebook’s mastermind.

Mark Zuckerberg is a good boy, but he wanted to be bad, or maybe just a little bit naughty. The heroes of his adolescence were the original hackers. These weren’t malevolent data thieves or cyberterrorists. Zuckerberg’s hacker heroes were disrespectful of authority. They were technically virtuosic, infinitely resourceful nerd cowboys, unbound by conventional thinking. In the labs of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during the 60s and 70s, they broke any rule that interfered with building the stuff of early computing, such marvels as the first video games and word processors. With their free time, they played epic pranks, which happened to draw further attention to their own cleverness – installing a living cow on the roof of a Cambridge dorm; launching a weather balloon, which miraculously emerged from beneath the turf, emblazoned with “MIT”, in the middle of a Harvard-Yale football game.

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