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Old 18.01.2021, 12:20
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Re: Cancel Culture

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People in the US don't care that much about UK's politicians. You're severely overestimating their average interest for topics outside the US.

This is something real funny of this thread, we care a lot about Trump and social media companies, while they couldn't care less about our opinion. I guess we need to stop for a while a think about parasocial interactions.
It's ironic that you say the US don't care about things that go on beyond their borders, because this is precisely where the US social media giants are about to be wrapped in chains. Though the point with Mr Corbyn is quite relevant in the US too, in that there is a certain blindness to dealing to some issues on social media as has already been pointed out for example with BLM.

I think the u-turn, or rather reappraisal by Facebook on the Whatsapp privacy notice is a sign that whilst the social media giants don't care for our opinions, they do realise that people are the product. Not a momentous victory, but certainly a bloody nose. As with everything on the internet, if something goes viral and gathers momentum, a huge number of people can switch platform in a very short space of time. Once a critical mass is reached then it could very soon be goodbye Facebook/Twitter etc. (until they go and buy the competition!).
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