Quite the thought experiment from John Gruber today:
A question I’ve pondered these last few post-election weeks: What would have happened if Mark Zuckerberg were all-in on Trump? What if instead of flagging and tamping down on Trump’s utterly false but profoundly destructive “election fraud” anti-democratic power grab, Facebook had done the opposite and pushed the narrative Trump wants? What if Trump owned Facebook? What if Zuckerberg ran for president, lost, and pursued a similar “turn your supporters against democracy” strategy?Daring Fireball
How would that play out? Probably best not to think about it.
His post is in response to an article posted in The Atlantic earlier this month: ‘Facebook is a Doomsday Machine’, which is a great, but not one to read just before bed.