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Ex-RenTecher Taking His Frustration Out On Robert Mercer’s Poodle

David Magerman will haunt Mark Zuckerberg’s dreams.
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Neither David Magerman nor Robert Mercer work at Renaissance Technologies anymore, the former because he called Robert Mercer a racist and the latter because the former called him a racist. But that doesn’t mean Magerman’s given up his crusade against Robert Mercer’s white supremacy. And since he and Mercer have declared a ceasefire, he’ll have to do it via proxy war against Mercer’s unwitting partner in crime, Facebook.


Magerman has given more than $400,000 to the campaign — "Freedom from Facebook" — because he believes Facebook has too much power over how the world communicates….

"It was my goal to convince people that Facebook is not free, that it exacts a high price from users in the form of their private data, and I think users don't understand that transaction, to all of our detriment…."

On Thursday, Freedom from Facebook filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Facebook had violated an agreement with the agency and consumer protection law.

Scoop: the millionaire funding the campaign to break up Facebook [Axios]
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis [NYT]


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