Have you deleted your Facebook? The pros and cons (The 3:59, Ep. 373)

On today's episode, we talk about the massive call on social media to delete Facebook and why many aren't following it. Also, cybersecurity for elections.

Alfred Ng Senior Reporter / CNET News
Alfred Ng was a senior reporter for CNET News. He was raised in Brooklyn and previously worked on the New York Daily News's social media and breaking news teams.
Joan E. Solsman Former Senior Reporter
Joan E. Solsman was CNET's senior media reporter, covering the intersection of entertainment and technology. She's reported from locations spanning from Disneyland to Serbian refugee camps, and she previously wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. She bikes to get almost everywhere and has been doored only once.
Expertise Streaming video, film, television and music; virtual, augmented and mixed reality; deep fakes and synthetic media; content moderation and misinformation online Credentials
  • Three Folio Eddie award wins: 2018 science & technology writing (Cartoon bunnies are hacking your brain), 2021 analysis (Deepfakes' election threat isn't what you'd think) and 2022 culture article (Apple's CODA Takes You Into an Inner World of Sign)
Alfred Ng
Joan E. Solsman
Watch this: Have you deleted your Facebook? The pros and cons (The 3:59, Ep. 373)

On this podcast, we talk about:

  • A massive backlash against Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Have you deleted your Facebook?
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing on election security and how Homeland Security is working to keep US voters safe.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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