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Facebook's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

October 6, 2021LeAnne Gault

Why does Narrative Intelligence matter for a business or organization? Facebook has had quite a week. Let's have a quick look at the narratives circulating about them and how the narratives are being amplified.

The Facebook narrative has been amplified by 245 media sources of United States Media across 500+ unique narratives in the last 2 days. CNN is the leading amplifier of this narrative. The most active trends associated with the Facebook narrative are frances haugenms. haugenwall street, and street journal.

Insights

  • A whistleblower testified to Congress about the misaligned incentives of the social media network and the negative effect the company has on users, especially young women. Congress needs to tread carefully, because an overreaction to the actions of a single company threatens to derail the internet ecosystem
  • All three platforms, owned and operated by Facebook Inc., went out of service at 11:39 a.m. ET Monday. Users of all three platforms reported that some service had been restored, but full functionality remained elusive. Facebook issued a statement apologizing for the outage and said its apps were being restored
  • Former product manager on Facebook's civic misinformation team gave testimony Tuesday. Frances Haugen, a whistleblower, recently shared with The Wall Street Journal a trove of documents detailing Facebooks inner workings. Haugen: Facebook is manipulating its users into accepting a reality

Every hour, the Kudzu US Media Module analyzes website feeds, Twitter accounts, and YouTube channels of major U.S. media outlets, their editors, and reporters to provide analytical insights on key trends and narrative frameworks.

Get the full Kudzu Narrative Intelligence Report here.

Learn more about customizable Kudzu Narrative Intelligence Reports here.

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