“One in five minutes spent online are spent on Facebook. It’s a cyber kingdom with a population of over two billion. That power has made the leaders of many countries feel threatened, so governments have started to push back — attempting to regain some control over how their citizens communicate.”
Fake news and Russian Facebook ads are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the influence Facebook as a platform has around the world these days.
This 9-minute New York Times video looks at how Facebook is changing your Internet and breaks down the platform’s complicated diplomatic relationships around the world and how those relationships fragment the Internet in increasingly complicated ways.