I’m not even sure why people are surprised or shocked firms are backing out. I’m not even sure why a PayPal and Facebook would be considered better than just using Bank of America.
The reality is Nobody likes or trusts Facebook. People use it. They also use Comcast and Verizon and both are considered some of the worst companies in monopolistic industries.
Mark Z is on the bottom of any list of likable characters. And while Elon Musk acts like a narcissistic child with a temper tantrum at times, he has a cult like Steve Jobs following and in one way or another wants to help change the world. Zuckerberg and his c-level cohorts at Facebook come off as some creepy weird serial killer stalker personalities out to harm the world, not make it better. Huge difference.
Some local drug dealer trying to sell heroin to children is thought to be one of the lowest of the lows in society. Nobody on the planet believes this is a good character or personality trait. What kind of evil person would sell drugs to a 12 year old old kid ?￼
Tobacco companies were destroyed for marketing lies to young people. And yet Facebook and other apps tap into the same behavioral modification traits and chemical brain wave balances and imbalances. We all know Stanford and other elite universities have courses and majors about behavioral psychology and gamification and personality modification.
Studies have been done. Claims have been made. Stories written and released. We know what social media and gamification is all about. It’s no different than a drug dealer selling crack or heroin to people. So what’s the difference between a Mark Zuckerberg and his cohorts at Facebook and some local drug dealer selling drugs to a 12 year old ?
Truth be told , Mark is probably a million times worse than your local hated drug dealer pushing heroin to kids. But nobody wants to admit it. Cause he’s a techie. He’s Silicon Valley. But he’s just as evil as that drug dealer selling to kids. Actually far worse.
It’s also Why things like Libra aren’t crypto. Aren’t blockchain. And should never exist. Say no to Libra.