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Even Westworld creators delete Facebook



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The second season of Westworld makes their robots even scarier.


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As the creator of HBO's Westworld, Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan live and breathe technical dystopias.

But Facebook is too much even for her.

Joy said she canceled her Facebook account and spoke on the red carpet Thursday night before the premiere of Westworld's second season episode.

Nolan, her husband, has compared Facebook's data collection with the repressive efforts of Castro's regime in Cuba, during a discussion on the scene after the screening.

"Raul Castro spent 20 years figuring out how to break down informal social networks because informal social networks are the biggest weapon against authoritarian regimes," said Nolan. "It took us five years to pass this information to a college drop-out, who then gave it to the damned Russians."


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Facebook expects rapid scandals that target how he and his partners use the data that the company collects among its users, and how bad actors can use Facebook for mass manipulation. Cambridge Analytica, a digital consultancy hired by Trump's presidential campaign, abused the personal information of millions of Facebook users, and Facebook was annoyed at how the Russia-affiliated Internet research agency used its massive platform to manipulate foreign voters.

All of this has led to a trending hashtag : #DeleteFacebook.

In the second season of Westworld, Delos – the company that owns Westworld Park – is said to have comprehensive intentions for the data it receives about the interaction of guests in the park.

"I'd like to point out that all similarities with all social media companies that copy our damn brains or not may be coincidental," Nolan said.

Facebook did not answer our request for a comment immediately. But in recent weeks, it has updated its data policy and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has issued an apology and testified to Congress what he recognizes as a failure of the company.

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