Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Of Course The Irony is Missed

Facebook was widely lauded as a wonderful and valuable instrument of social change when it was credited as a prime mover of "color revolutions" in the Middle East. It is, however, being demonized when it is claimed to have had an effect on a US presidential election.

One has to wonder to what degree the demonization is due to the influence having been utilized by the wrong party. Would the media have cried foul if Cambridge Analytica had been working in behalf of the party of the left?

1 comment:

  1. bruce8:47 AM

    It's great when used by a electrifying individual in a game changing historical election (aka Obama 2008)

    Not good when used by "right wingers" and 'outside interests' in a transforming upset election of a controversial individual (aka Trump 2012).

    Two sides of the same coin, folks. Or of the sword.