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What do you think about with current News and Opinions?

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Something to understand what nurses think about re the Current News and their opinions!

guest1163268

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What does people think about facebook's stance re Australia? 

I think Zuckerberg is going to find out he's really stirred the Hornet's nest here. He's literally holding a country hostage incl the govt, hospitals etc. 

He seems to think he's above the law of countries! He's a cheapskate in wanting to plagiarize other people's work and not pay for it. He's also incurring the wrath of Murdoch and Google and I think the precedents set will be instituted across the world re facebook and Google. 

This guy wants to be the next Ted Cruz or Josh Hawley re popularity! I think both facebook and Google needs to be spun into smaller independent entities because of their business models. They need regulations re people's personal information and dissemination of it. This should then influence all the apps downline. They weild way too much power and both organizations have been very insidious recently! 

Have you seen the permissions required for certain apps? These people are accessing and influential in most of our lives. They are shaping the news, pushing products that pay the most, instead of free market influences. 

Anyone who controls information, runs the world. Ask Rupert Murdoch! Wars can be started on propaganda and maintained. Zuckerberg thinks he's above the law based on the senate hearing performances. If he was actually intelligent instead of greedy and use facebook for the good of everyone, it would be understandable. 

I really think he's bitten of more than he can chew especially with Aussies. They are very independent, stubborn people! 

Beerman, BSN

Has 12 years experience. 1,241 Posts

8 hours ago, Curious1997 said:

What does people think about facebook's stance re Australia? 

Why would I care?

guest1163268

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13 minutes ago, Beerman said:

Why would I care?

We reveal who we are by what we care about. 

You don't think that what happens in Australia can impact us here? 

How about the Middle East re gas prices or China re products? We are interconnected Beerman. 

Do you remember Covid-19 and where it came from? You don't think we are isolated now, do you? 

Beerman, BSN

Has 12 years experience. 1,241 Posts

14 minutes ago, Curious1997 said:

We reveal who we are by what we care about. 

You don't think that what happens in Australia can impact us here? 

How about the Middle East re gas prices or China re products? We are interconnected Beerman. 

Do you remember Covid-19 and where it came from? You don't think we are isolated now, do you? 

All of this, has nothing to do with Austrailians not being able to post news on facebook.

So, I'm comfortable revealing myself as someone who doesnt care.

 

TheMoonisMyLantern, ADN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Mental health, substance abuse, geriatrics, PCU. Has 15 years experience. 1 Article; 922 Posts

3 hours ago, Beerman said:

All of this, has nothing to do with Austrailians not being able to post news on facebook.

So, I'm comfortable revealing myself as someone who doesnt care.

 

From my understanding the relevance to the U.S. is that this power move that facebook has performed is adding fuel to the fire of government officials who feel that facebook is a monopoly and violates antitrust laws. There's been a push for a while to break companies like facebook, Google, even Amazon up and people believe this action from facebook could spur further action from people that support this.

I admit, I don't really know how I feel about this. Obviously social media companies have gained enormous amount of influence and even control over our lives and that can certainly foster nefarious actions by those in control. That being said, I kind of lean towards letting the internet be the wild-wild west in many ways versus adding more regulations. I'd be really interested to hear more opinions on this.

toomuchbaloney

Has 44 years experience. 8,356 Posts

10 hours ago, Beerman said:

All of this, has nothing to do with Austrailians not being able to post news on facebook.

So, I'm comfortable revealing myself as someone who doesnt care.

 

It doesn't matter to American conservatives if others suffer...only if they suffer.  It doesn't matter if other humans lose rights, it matters if American conservatives believe that they are losing rights.  It's the age of tribalism in the American political story.

toomuchbaloney

Has 44 years experience. 8,356 Posts

Opinion: Steve Bannon’s vile threats show the GOP’s radicalization is getting worse

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A loony plot to impeach Biden
Bannon’s second threat is even more comically absurd. He recently told a Boston audience that he hopes to see Trump run for Congress in 2022, then run for speaker of the House (which Bannon presumes Republicans will win), then preside over the impeachment of President Biden:
“We totally get rid of Nancy Pelosi, and the first act of President Trump as speaker will be to impeach Joe Biden for his illegitimate activities of stealing the presidency,” Bannon said, leading to applause and hollers from the Boston Republicans.
This is rank crackpottery, but here again, the singular organizing and motivating principle is the idea that Trump’s loss to Biden couldn’t possibly have been legitimate, or that there’s simply zero obligation on the part of the Trump movement to recognize it as such, and that loyalty to Trump requires unwavering fealty to that idea.

Unwavering fealty or...

guest1163268

2,215 Posts

9 hours ago, TheMoonisMyLantern said:

From my understanding the relevance to the U.S. is that this power move that facebook has performed is adding fuel to the fire of government officials who feel that facebook is a monopoly and violates antitrust laws. There's been a push for a while to break companies like facebook, Google, even Amazon up and people believe this action from facebook could spur further action from people that support this.

I admit, I don't really know how I feel about this. Obviously social media companies have gained enormous amount of influence and even control over our lives and that can certainly foster nefarious actions by those in control. That being said, I kind of lean towards letting the internet be the wild-wild west in many ways versus adding more regulations. I'd be really interested to hear more opinions on this.

I think the internet has to be regulated! 

Child pornography, Bitcoin, swindling elders, Proud Boys, manipulating elections etc to name just a miniscule few illegal things that go on hourly on the internet. It's an extremely dangerous medium where things that we can't even imagine is happening. 

I think free market is a myth propagated by the people controlling information as Gamestop just proved and Bitcoin is now proving. Prediction: people are going to get seriously hurt re Bitcoin. And mediums like facebook is one of the main reasons by giving culprits the medium to share the misinformation. It's going to be hijacked! 

Information is power as we all know like when we've caught our sister up to no good and she doesn't want your Dad to find out??. Murdoch's hold on the British and Australian govt officials in bygone years and his influences re elections etc. facebook and Google know the most intimate details about people and use it for their personal nefarious reasons and you can't even complain to them! They violate every antitrust law in the book. 

You need educated, independent (non denominational, political) INVISIBLE bodies in each country, if possible regulating the internet for their own country's needs. Juries accomplish this mostly, just supersize the process. I don't know about other people but I almost NEVER get people's character wrong. Just in this forum you can tell (toomuchbaloney, nursej22, macawake, to name a few) possess the intelligence and the ethics to be on such a panel and I don't know these people. You can tell people by their output and behaviors. 

Kitiger, RN

Specializes in Private Duty Pediatrics. Has 43 years experience. 1,639 Posts

Could the answer be to have multiple platforms, that it, platforms similar to face book, but at least 3 or 4 of them? I think - but I don't know - that this is what Parlor was trying to do. (So far, I have only tried face book; I have not tried Twitter or Parlor or any of the others.)

With face book on the left, and Parlor on the right, and hopefully several  others, face book could have its fact checkers blocking out the far right, and Parlor could have its fact checkers blocking out the far left. And people like me could read the different sites and come to our own conclusions.