STFU, Zuckerberg – On Facebook and Identity Politics

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg:

He believes that people should have a single identity: “You have one identity,” he emphasized three times in a single interview with David Kirkpatrick in his book, “The Facebook Effect.” “The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other people you know are probably coming to an end pretty quickly.” He adds: “Having two identities for yourself is an example of a lack of integrity.”

Oh, fuck off, dude. When I want a lesson on ethics, I’m not going to consult the guy who’s openly exulting in selling people’s personal data to the highest bidder.

Pseudonyms and alternate identities have been always been a part of human culture, and for compelling reasons. The notion that Zuckerberg is going to enforce for all of humanity a criteria for identity and thus alter thousands of years of human interaction is hubris in the extreme.

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