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posticon Editorial - Facebook Senate Hearing Disappoints

Opinions | Friday, April 13, 2018 | By Dan Veaner Print
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This morning I saw an article in a UK publication, 'The Independent', about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony at a five-hour Senate hearing about the data-harvesting scandal that has been in the news lately.  The article was about what Zuckerberg would have said if he had been asked 'hardball' questions, which the article said his questioners did not trouble him with.  Evidently an Associated Press photographer noticed the notes were open on the table, and snapped a few pictures.  He then revealed the answers that would have been proffered if the questions had been asked.

My first reaction was one of shock that a photographer would harvest Zuckerberg's notes without permission.  But it only took a moment before the humor and irony of that thought took hold.  If anyone deserves to have his data harvested, wouldn't it have to be Mark Zuckerberg?

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posticon Letters - April 6 Editorial

Opinions | Friday, April 13, 2018 | By Jim Evans Print
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mailmanCall it The Facebook Reflex: I wanted to hit 'LOVE' at the end of the editorial about usually well-intentioned but self-appointed experts second guessing their own representatives and actual experts. And the reprise of the definition of 'Lansing Disease'? Perfect.

One treatment: Get your shining face to the meetings and make an effort to listen. Really listen.

Backup treatment: Read thoroughly and with attention the local political coverage in the Lansing Star. You’ll find that you’re more respected for how well informed you are.

Jim Evans
Lansing NY
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