Facebook: an index of errors

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POSTED: October 12, 2021

Facebook recently suffered a six hour outage. This came on top of a whistleblower going public about profit over safety, and various other developments. Facebook has had problems of various kinds for many years.

This page collects some of the links that I have gathered about these and other related issues. I have collected them as material for later use. I will continue to add to the list every week because I have 223 links saved so far…

Use as you please.

Facebook vs MySpace

January 14, 2011: How Facebook Beat MySpace

Undated: Facebook vs MySpace

Cambridge Analytica

March 20, 2018: A Hurricane Flattens Facebook

March 20, 2018: ‘Utterly horrifying’: ex-Facebook insider says covert data harvesting was routine

March 21, 2018: WhatsApp co-founder says it is time to delete Facebook

March 22, 2018: Stop using Facebook? It’s not quite that simple

March 23, 2018: Facebook’s inflection point: Now everyone knows this greedy mass surveillance operation for what it is

March 25, 2018: Fleeing Facebook app users realise what they agreed to in apps years ago – total slurpage

March 26, 2018: Google/Linden Lab Exec Who Foresaw Facebook’s Rising Power Years Ago Writes Open Letter to Mark Zuckerberg

The Metaverse

July 22, 2021: Mark in the Metaverse

July 29, 2021: Jim Cramer explains the ‘metaverse’ and what it means for Facebook

August 19, 2021: Inside Facebook’s metaverse for work

August 20, 2021: XR Pioneer Sees Facebook’s XR Plans as Trojan Horse Threat to Society

October 28, 2021: Interview with Mark Zuckerberg

October 28, 2021: Enter the metaverse: the digital future Mark Zuckerberg is steering us toward

October 29, 2021: Mark Zuckerberg is obsessed with the metaverse

Instagram for Kids

April 15, 2021: Advocates say kids’ Instagram product would ‘put young users at great risk’

September 14, 2021: Facebook documents show how toxic Instagram is for teens, Wall Street Journal reports

September 27, 2021: Facebook pauses work on Instagram Kids after teen mental health concerns

October 1, 2021: Facebook Struggles to Quell Uproar Over Instagram’s Effect on Teens

Frances Haugen

October 3, 2021: Watch leaker explain on ’60 Minutes’ why Facebook in other countries is ‘horrifying’

October 4, 2021: Frances Haugen: Facebook whistleblower reveals identity

October 6, 2021: Facebook whistleblower’s testimony could finally spark action in Congress


December 15, 2020: Facebook is a doomsday machine

September 23, 2021: Facebook overpaid FTC fine by up to ‘$4.9bn’ to protect Zuckerberg, lawsuits allege

Undated: The WSJ Facebook Files