Facebook F8 2019 – Trends and Predictions



I attended F8 2019 with the hopes that Facebook would show levels of responsibility, transparency, and radical change. The conference started with taking responsibility of the core issues with the platform, but radical change wasn’t done. A newsfeed that is built on vanity metrics and hyper-targeted advertising, is fundamentally at odds with content quality and user experience. The attempt to hide behind improvements of Machine Learning does not fundamentally solve the issues of: fraud, fake news, abuse, etc. Unfortunately, after the 2-day event, my concerns have only grown.

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