Charlie Warzel on Muck Rack

Charlie Warzel

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Senior Technology Writer — BuzzFeed
Covers:  digital politics, future of journalism, online publishing, digital media

senior technology writer, @BuzzFeedNews. i cover the information wars. or (secure) or DMs (open).

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RT @CraigSilverman: NEW: Under fire for fake news and the exploitation of user data, Facebook is emphasizing groups as a key source of…
this entire thread (full of very smart folks who know this stuff better than 99.999999% of people!) suggests that platforms like FB is are such singular entities that we do not yet have the language to talk about them 
@BenedictEvans not sure the snark is totally necessary here but what i’m saying is that on top of all the valid concerns over data and privacy...we don’t actually know if the thing we are freaked out about is snake oil or truly effective
and then there's (arguably) the biggest question which is: just how effective is this data actually when it comes to persuasion?
the news this weekend was clearly a bombshell — but I think it leaves us with way more questions than answers as to: how data is collected, shared, parsed, re-shared, used to target, who it's shared with, whether it can be tracked by platforms if it changes hands...
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