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Jon Simonds' Latest: Social Media Mess

Social Media Mess

Editor's Note: The Real Facebook Oversight Board has been formed because Mark Zuckerberg's oversight board is not yet operational,
and there needs to be some oversight going on right away - before the election. And afterwards too. How do we solve the problem of
voter supression, misinformation, personal data abuse, and the inciting of violence that can happen on Facebook?

The RFOB is a group of about 25 experts from academia, civil rights, politics and journalism. It's a project developed by The Citizens,
an advocacy group founded by journalist Carole Cadwalladr, whose investigation into Facebook's data sharing practices broke the story
on Cambridge Analytica.

Their recent breathtaking, information-packed press conference thoroughly conveyed the urgency we face and the solutions at hand. It also inspired brilliant
new insights and ideas from Jon Simonds on this vast and crucial subject... Continued

Michael Douglas on Democracy in the Time of Covid

First the downside:

  • General disrepair, a breaking down of the system.

  • A number of treaties have broken down.

  • Some countries are forming a more populist regime, less democratic.

  • Even with our elections, there were questions about manipulations.

  • We have this world crisis with the pandemic, which is affecting all the countries in the world right now, neutralizing them
    to some extent. We have vulnerabilities in China, in Russia, the United States, I think it's 180 countries.

    And now the upside...

    3rd Graders in the Days of Covid


    1. I have to be with my parents the WHOLE DAY
    2. If you have a sibling you have to spend more time with them
    3. You can't go anywhere fun
    4. Camp is cancelled
    5. You have to wear a mask
    6. You can't hug anybody if you need a hug (that's usually why I want a hug)
    7. I can't collect stickers for my sticker collection
    8. You can't play in the playground 'cause it's closed
    9. You stay in your room more than usual so it gets messier therefore, you have to clean up more
    10. You can only shop online


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