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2017-05-01 09:57 by Karl Denninger
in Company Specific , 343 references
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Will you get off this addictive drug?

Will you burn this company to the ground legally -- by boycotting, actively, any organization that  buys advertising there?

No?

You like to play "peacock" on Social Media, don't you?  You know the kids all do it too -- and on Instragram, which Facebook owns of course.  You do know that psychological conditioning is, on other contexts, called "grooming" and it's very, very bad news -- right?

Well then I guess since you're still there and still do you thing you support them -- after all, without you they have no value as a company.

Leave aside the political posturing of the company and its founder let's focus on this instead:

FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who “need a confidence boost” to facilitate predatory advertising practices.

The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the social media giant which reportedly show how Facebook can exploit the moods and insecurities of teenagers using the platform for the potential benefit of advertisers.

Got it folks?

No?

Advertising is always about trying to get you to spend money to "feel better."

But targeting kids, specifically, who are feeling "defeated", "stressed", "anxious", "useless" or "a failure" for the explicit purpose of getting them to spend money is pretty damned low.

Oh, it might well be illegal too -- at least in Australia.

Or you can just listen to Cramer this morning who is telling you that the company is God itself.

Well, no.  They're just playing Freud, it appears -- with your kids -- and you are enabling it.

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