Weekly Briefing 6/27/21
Facebook continues to recommend political groups, and Amazon's ‘industrial athletes'
Facebook has not said how it defines a political group. But groups like "American Patriots for President Trump" and "Americans Abroad for Joe Biden" are slipping past its algorithms. We'll let you be the judge.
We are long past the point at which anyone should believe Facebook when it says that it’s going to stop doing something. We can break up and regulate Facebook, or we can let Facebook keep breaking up and regulating our society.
Exclusive: Amazon is destroying millions of items of unsold stock in one of its UK warehouses every year, an ITV News investigation has uncovered. Many of the products - including smart TVs and laptops - are often new and unused. itv.com/news/2021-06-2…
Amazon’s newest euphemism for overworked employees is "industrial athlete" theverge.com/2021/6/2/22465…
WTF.... "Here at Amazon, you will become an industrial athlete...Just like an athlete who trains for an event, industrial athletes need to prepare their bodies to be able [to] perform their best at work. We want to make sure you feel your best while doing your best!"
Mashable @mashableAmazon tried rebranding warehouse employees as 'industrial athletes' https://t.co/QnpYfO3NnH https://t.co/pqgo967vvy