Quote to Note: CNBC on Facebook Management

March 19, 2018

Talking head TV does not capture my attention. I did spot an interesting write up this morning. Its title? “Facebook Is Facing Its Biggest Test Ever — and Its Lack of Leadership Could Sink the Company.” Tucked in the analysis is a quote to note. Here’s the passage which I highlighted in high intensity yellow:

There’s no outside attacker bringing Facebook down. It’s a circular firing squad that stems from the company’s fundamental business model of collecting data from users, and using that data to sell targeted ads.

The phrase which is quite nifty is “a circular firing squad.”

The Facebook – Cambridge Analytic dust up is interesting. Our take on the use of academics, industrial strength intelligence analysis methods, and manipulating viewpoints will be featured in the April 3, 2018, DarkCyber video news program.

Until then, enjoy the “circular firing squad” trope. Oh, and a happy honk to the author, editior, producer who okayed this phrase. Nifty.

Stephen E Arnold, March 19, 2018


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