Zuckerberg: My Facebook manifesto to re-boot globalisation

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed deep-seated concerns that the tide is turning against globalisation. In an interview with the BBC, the Facebook founder said that fake news, polarised views and “filter bubbles” were damaging “common understanding”. He said people had been left behind by global growth, sparking demands to “withdraw” from the “connected world”. In a call to action, he said people must not “sit around and be upset”, but act to build “social infrastructures”. “When I started Facebook, the mission of connecting the world was not controversial,” he told me….

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Mark Zuckerberg is worried about sensationalism in news. But Facebook could do more to help.

Until recently, Mark Zuckerberg liked to think of Facebook as a basically innocuous social utility. But that view has taken a beating in recent months, as news shared on Facebook had a huge — and, critics say, pernicious — effect on the presidential election. In an open letter released on Thursday, Zuckerberg grapples with the implications of Facebook’s growing power. “For the past decade, Facebook has focused on connecting friends and families,” he writes. “With that foundation, our next focus will be developing the social infrastructure for community.” Many of…

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Facebook fake news row: Mark Zuckerberg is a politician now

I’ve long suspected that Mark Zuckerberg, who often refers to himself as the “leader” of Facebook, has dreams of high office. This week, a taster of what that might be like has been knocking at his door in the wake of the US election result. While Donald Trump’s visit to the White House was an apparently sobering experience about the level of responsibility he’d soon inherit, Zuckerberg has had a brutal political awakening of his own. Facebook’s “fake news” crisis has had the normally stoic 32-year-old visibly irritated, and that’s…

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How Amber Venz Box became the Mark Zuckerberg of fashion

Amber Venz Box is the biggest thing to come out of Dallas since J.R. Ewing, and the next big star taking over the fashion world. In a time when the worthiness of “influencers” and bloggers appear to be questioned at every turn, she is empowering these online personalities, like Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine and Australia’s own Kate Waterhouse and Nadia Fairfax, one double tap at a time. Founder of RewardStyle and LikeToKnow Amber Venz Box in Sydney last week. Photo: Daniel Munoz Together with the bloggers and street style stars of the world, Venz Box…

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