The Living Force
Some times, things do go wrong in during technology maintenance and may need downtime. With the reach Facebook had, its impact is large. We had a saying "No news is good news" at our work. As long as things are working, they are taken for granted and when things doesn't go well, hell breaks lose and we have to answer to million questions.FWIW, an article by Kit Knightly at Off-Guardian on this subject.
The real story behind Facebook’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad weekKit Knightly Facebook suffered a massive outage on Monday. At the same time a high profile “whistleblower” has come forward to dish the FB dirt. These two things have combined to create…off-guardian.org
But other factors like this testimony smells entire episode bad. It does look like another fake story.
Much of the time any mooted “regulation” is not aimed at the corporate giants, who have the connections and resources to survive it, but their smaller competitors. In that way it both secures the monopoly of a handful of gigantic businesses, and further centralises the power of the state.
Remember that corporate giants and the Deep State are not in opposition to one another, they work together in mutual self-interest.
Facebook might be notionally in the media crosshairs, but that is a pantomime. The real targets are alternate platforms like Telegram, Gab and Parler, or as yet unborn independent outlets.
More broadly, it’s part of an ongoing campaign against the ability of millions of people to freely communicate with each other, because that is a genuine threat to both the power of the state the and greed of corporate monoliths.
So, when big government and big tech fight, refuse to pick a side and don’t believe a word of it.
They like each other really, but they hate you.