No, 'Leave the World Behind' and 'Civil War' Aren’t Happening Before Your Eyes

No, ‘Leave the World Behind’ and ‘Civil War’ Aren’t Happening Before Your Eyes

Several people are typing, and they’re all saying Netflix’s Leave the World Behind is wildly prescient. The movie, directed by Sam Esmail, opens on a world where communication has been knocked out following a cyberattack. And earlier this week, when nearly all of Meta’s platforms—Facebook, Instagram, Threads—went down, people took to (other) social media platforms…

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The New Era of Social Media Looks as Bad for Privacy as the Last One

The New Era of Social Media Looks as Bad for Privacy as the Last One

When Elon Musk took over Twitter in October 2022, experts warned that his proposed changes—including less content moderation and a subscription-based verification system—would lead to an exodus of users and advertisers. A year later, those predictions have largely borne out. Advertising revenue on the platform has declined 55 percent since Musk’s takeover, and the number…

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