Facebook weary after US indictment of Russian citizens
According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is feeling the heat after the US indictment of Russian citizens for interfering in the 2016 election. According to the Journal’s Christopher Mims, Facebook’s networks, like others throughout history, formed quickly by leveraging new communications technologies—and then just as swiftly were taken over by a handful of people who consolidated their influence over millions of people. Democracy as we know it is in peril and in decline. This is having, and will continue to have, massive impact on the social fabric and the economies of the developed world, Australia included.