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Facebook Isn’t Big Tobacco; It’s More Like Chernobyl

Like nuclear energy, social media generates power, but its use also requires strict guardrails.

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Facebook has taken Big Tobacco’s playbook.”— Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), September 30, 2021.

A part of me feels like I’m interviewing the head of a tobacco company right now.” —…




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Micah Sifry

Micah Sifry

Co-founder Civic Hall. Publisher of The Connector newsletter (find it on Substack). Board member Consumer Reports, Public Lab.

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