S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 358 | Facebook Tanks

It turns out that it isn’t profitable to hire an army of 50,000 content moderators and pay them to ban users with money from your site.

Facebook learned this lesson the hard way as its operating costs are now increasing 51% year over year. Executives cite security investments and restrictions placed on ad targeting by Google and Apple, but I think we all know where the lion’s share of these operating costs are coming from.

Perhaps this might explain why they’re starting to soften their tone toward conservatives?

Also: impeachment is all but over, Israeli tech firms are spying on you, and Bernie Sanders’ campaign staff is calling for a violent labor movement a la “Antifa” or “the yellow vests” to seize the means of production. Apparently the “yellow vests” are a black bloc after all. I predicted thith!

This is EPISODE 358 of So to Speak w/ Jared Howe!