Facebook is the Only Relevant News Publication That Still Exists
David Frum was on Bill Maher this week and on the subject of “fake news” and attacking the credibility of the media, he made a very poignant comment. He basically said that Facebook is the only thing that matters. And his assertion is right on the money. It makes me think of the concept of unattended consequences. Facebook is an amazing tool, platform, ecosystem, world – whatever you want to call it that does so many amazing things for the world – it really democratizes information – but in doing so it also democratizes hate, falsehoods, and misinformation. Like all technological advances, there are always unintended consequences that come with the convenience….