November 21, 2021

Ep. 60 Metaverse Monstrosities

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re diving into the bizarre world of Mark Zuckerberg’s new pet project, Meta. In late October it was announced that Facebook would be getting a name change and along with this name change will come a new type of online experience. Behold, the Metaverse.

To promote his company’s new undertaking, Zuckerberg put out an hour long video in which he describes his company’s new endeavor. Though none of it even exists yet, the Zuck wants us all on board to support what theoretically might be reality some day… maybe.

No worries, we watched the robot lizardman’s video so you don’t have to. Not only is he creepy and weird during the entire recording, he opens up about some of his personal interests and it gets even weirder. Tune in to hear all about it.

We find the timing of the release of Marks video a bit suspect considering it happened right on the heels of congressional testimony by former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, Frances Haugen.

Was the Zuck trying to distract from what Frances shared? Probably.

Did it work? Not at all.

In fact, join us as we go over some of the incredible revelations about how rotten Facebook really is as shared by Frances during her testimony. The best part of her whistleblower account is that Frances had the wherewithal to bring the receipts, literally. Thousands of pages of evidence was produced showing that Facebook’s own internal investigations revealed how their algorithms contributed to the rise in extremist views among users and eventually led to the January 6th insurgency in Washington DC.

In case you were wondering, Instagram isn’t getting off the hook either. Frances brought documentation showing how the picture-sharing app has been destroying the self esteem of teenagers for years.

Tune in to hear all this plus MORE as we go deep into these Metaverse Monstrosities.

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