“UH OH, it is British TV Oâ€™ Clock again!”
“In which we learn about how CA helps candidates around the world, like by bribing their opponents and sending them hookers.”
In terms of news flow on Tuesday, everything took a backseat to Facebook and the worseningÂ Cambridge Analytica scandal, which is spiraling rapidly out of control.
I often talk about America’s multi-faceted culture war as a threat to democracy, but over the past several years, it’s morphed into something more than
Baring the FANGs.
Oh, well! Nothing a half hour’s worth of denigrating minorities won’t fix.
“I think the really interesting thing is it shows sort of the kind of fairyland that FANGs have been operating in.”
If this were a reality TV show, the ratings would indeed be “tremendous”.
Ok, so given that this is almost certainly going to be back on everyone’s radar next week (although again, it never left the radar, it just got lost in the FANG headlines), this is probably a good time to take a look at some updated scenarios.
“…to all you Marty McFlys out there”…
“The coverage, like the stock drop, is brutal”…
Whether that’s a good or bad thing for society is an open question and largely depends on how regulatory action is justified and who it is that’s doing the regulating.
FACEBOOK EXTENDS LOSS TO 2.3% ON REPORT OF FTC PROBE
Ok, I’ll say it: this is fucking bad. Really bad.