It’s the matter of principle that I have to give Mark Zuckerberg a defense he deserves. Let’s call a spade a spade. Mark Zuckerberg was right and correct as he said social media users are “dumb fucks”. Mark Zuckerberg is still right until this day, the moment I am writing this.
Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuck: Just ask.
Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Redacted Friend’s Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuck: People just submitted it.
Zuck: I don’t know why.
Zuck: They “trust me”
Zuck: Dumb fucks.
I have deleted my Facebook.
In fact, I never had one. Friends don’t put their friends into a giant intelligence database controlled by a megalomaniac who calls his users “dumb fucks” for trusting him. pic.twitter.com/4KaUwRSLMm
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) March 23, 2018
“People” knew then and know now that not only Facebook but every “online thing” , windows, smart phone, apps etc is collecting their information, especially since Edward Snowden warned them with evidences and proofs that private companies and governments all have been collecting people’s data and spying on people. But they did care less. They had been told and warned many times by whistle-blowers even before Snowden. It’s all about convenience and having fun. The “screen” is people life now. I myself did warn and explained to all of my family members, relatives, friends, even just acquaintances or any person that I have chance to make a short friendly conversation such as in a Cafe or at a train station. Their “reactions” are typical, all most exactly the same. They all shrugged “I know, but we have to use it anyway” or “I have nothing to hide”.
Mark Zuckerberg is a business man, not St Francis. Like every business person and politician, he has to be a crook to stay in the field, to thrive, and to maintain his position. Let’s face it, people of honesty and honor don’t do “big business” and “politic”, period. Mark Zuckerberg is not the only one making big bucks on people’ stupidity. He does not put gun on people heads. It’s the people, the users who have to be self-responsible and make their own choice.
But he was wrong as saying that people trusted him. No they did not and do not “trust” him or his “Facebook”. They are just dumb fucks who are addicted to “conveniences” and “having fun” , whatever it means, without thinking of consequences.
(By the way, I do not use Facebook. Gave up mobile phone. Use GPGencrypted emails. Use linux and Deepfreezed Windows with VPN and Tor Browser)
Yes it’s so true that the “users” are indeed dumb fucks! He is absolutely correct! That’s why he has become billionaire. That’s why “we” have all the fucking clown, liars, thieves, criminals. war criminals as our “selected leaders”. And we all know it!
Oh well, shrug…