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Posted on 11/15/2018 9:36:42 AM PST by BlackFemaleArmyColonel
WHOLE TITLE: "Prince William accuses Facebook of putting 'profits before values' as he slams social media giants for being 'on the back foot' in fight against fake news, privacy and cyber-bullying"
Prince William has accused social media giants of being 'on the back foot' when it comes to tackling fake news, privacy and cyber-bullying.
The Duke of Cambridge added 'shareholders and profits' were 'distracting' firms from the 'values that made them so successful in the first place'.
In a hard-hitting speech he said technology firms 'still have a great deal to learn' about their responsibilities and challenged them to fight harder against 'poison' spread online.
Prince William said he believed tech leaders were 'people of integrity' but appeared to be unwilling to properly tackle issues from cyber-bullying to privacy and hate speech.
He was speaking during a visit to the BBC in London to view the work the broadcaster is doing as a member of his Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyber-bullying while also highlighting Anti-Bullying Week.
He said 'widespread optimism' that arose when the internet first became a fixture of modern life has given way to 'concern and fear'.
The Duke of Cambridge added: 'The noise of shareholders, bottom lines, and profits is distracting them from the values that made them so successful in the first place.
'They are so proud of what they have built that they cannot hear the growing concern from their users.
'And increasingly they seemed resigned to a posture with governments and regulators that will be defined by conflict and discord. It does not have to be this way.'
William also said the internet carried many double edges swords that brought as many risks as rewards.
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easy to say when you’ve never worked a day in your life...
Ummm, isn’t Facebook a company? You know, that organizational time that has the specific GOAL of profits?
Hey, Prince Billy ... Facebook is a fraud from top to bottom, and it has nothing to do with your stupid “commitment to values.” They’re allegedly worth hundreds of billions of dollars but they’ve never paid a penny in dividends. And I guarantee you they don’t have the two billion members they claim to have. I should know — because I’m six of them all by myself. LOL.
Well clearly that’s not true about Prince William, is it?
Oh ... wait ... maybe that's the core concept.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise.
If you know Prince William, then you know he is criticizing the lying media for being to traditional and conservative and Wall-Streetish.
“To” should be “too.”
When did prince william ever have a job? Jobs handed to you because you’re a royal don’t count
Their real objection is that Facebook gives conservatives a public voice. It’s not enough that progressives control all other media. They want absolute control over all dissemination of information in the internet too. They are using the “Hate Speech” and “Russian propaganda” boogymen lies to accomplishment this.
Why is his opinion newsworthy? People are idiots to listen to a so called “royal”.
Like the rest of the #fakenews media? Why should they be any different.
So Prince William is saying Facebook is not doing enough to censor content?
Not to worry. Articles 11 and 13 will help. Bet Willy has said bugger all about the link tax and meme ban.
FB is definitely putting Left-wing ‘values’ ahead of profit.
That's not really true. He's worked far more than his father ever did. RAF, RAF Search and Rescue. Held civilian position as an air ambulance pilot.
Bing search is your friend.
Didn’t say it was, particularly. Just pointing out that the statement that Prince William ‘hadn’t done a days work in his life’ was inaccurate.
Say whatever y’all want about the Royals, but both Harry and William served honorably in HM’s Forces with Harry serving multiple front line deployments. How many kids of our leaders can say the same.
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