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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Facebook Has Probably Peaked. What Can Mark Zuckerberg Do Now? (Bloomberg)

Introduction LO: Facebook was founded in 2004, not even twenty years ago. Over the years, it has made a lot of enemies, who will smell blood now. The chances of Big Tech regulation have increased due to Facebook's weakening. The easiest way would be to remove Section 230 from the "Communications Decency Act, that generally provides immunity for website platforms...

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Facebook: Click. Bait. Fight. Regulate. (4)

Things are moving faster than I anticipated. The Facebook Files or Papers (eg, WaPo) are causing bipartisan political outrage in Europe and especially in USA. A part of this outrage is political theater. The other part is probably rooted in emotions like revenge & retaliation. Facebook managed to alienate almost everyone. These Files or Papers evidence that the...

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Second hand news

One of the reasons for starting this blog is that I became fed up with journalism. Many newspaper articles are opinions that are presented as facts. Journalism once stood for 'objective truths', a term coined by the Austrian-British philosopher Karl Popper (1902-1994) to separate facts from opinions (my blogs). Today's journalism is about 'subjective truths' or...

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Click. Bait. Fight. Regulate. (3)

In October 2020, I wrote two blogs on Click. Bait. Fight. Regulate: part 1 and part 2. Recently, this topic returned to my mind. I've been wondering since whether this expression might be a cycle, representing Change. I think, feel and believe it is. This blog elaborates on my thinking.In a healthy relationship, there isn't much fighting. A new...

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Click. Bait. Fight. Regulate. (2)

On October 20, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an antitrust lawsuit against Google (WSJ). This lawsuit represents a clash between four belief systems, being Data-Info, Money and Technology versus Politics. In my 2019 update of the 7 Belief systems, I chose for an exit of Politics. Hence, this lawsuit will determine how fast the West will (not)...

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Top-10 of micro and macro arguments

Top-10 of micro and macro arguments

Last weekend, I let myself be part of a fight on Facebook, following a rather provocative op-ed by Sylvain Ephimenco, a writer for Dutch newspaper Trouw: Why is everyone silent on corona fatalities? With hindsight, there was some irony in my participation, considering Monday's blog: Click. Bait. Fight. Regulate.In view of that...

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