first_imgOh dear, BBC. Who got you to make this appalling programme – did Mark ring you, or did you ring him! #InsideTheSocialNetwork— Tanja McFadyen (@TanjaMcF) July 16, 2019If you missed it, don’t worry because it’ll be available to stream on BBC iPlayer for the next 29 days. To tune in now, just follow this link.It’s well worth a watch, if only for the laughs.Oh, and if you’re on your holidays and not sure if you’ll be able to access iPlayer where you are, a common workaround is to use a VPN. We’ve rounded up three of the best VPNs for streaming below: Best VPNs For StreamingExpressVPNNo.1 trusted VPN on the market, with unrestricted access to Netflix, HBO and iPlayer. Get 49% off on their one year subscription and receive a further three months completely free.Express VPN|Save 49%|£6.67/monthView Deal£6.67/month|Save 49%|Express VPNHotspot ShieldOne of the best overall VPN’s on the market, Hotspot Shield is the fastest VPN for streaming, browsing and security. Pay for one year now and save 77%.Hotspot Shield|Save 77%|£2.99/monthView Deal£2.99/month|Save 77%|Hotspot ShieldNordVPNNordVPN is one of the fastest and most secure VPN services with unlimited and private P2P. Pay for a 3 year subscription and save 75%.Nord VPN|Save 75%|£2.29/monthView Deal£2.29/month|Save 75%|Nord VPN What on earth is going on with the BBC? #InsideTheSocialNetwork is just one long puff piece with extremely soft, almost meaningless critical counterpoints.— Brexit is a con (@WaseemZakir) July 16, 2019 We’d also like to send you special offers and news just by email from other carefully selected companies we think you might like. Your personal details will not be shared with those companies – we send the emails and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please tick here if you are happy to receive these messages.By submitting your information, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookies Policy. You have to commend Facebook for their ability to get an entire hour of controlled narrative publicity on the BBC. This whole thing has completely glossed over the data breaches and extremism and not paying tax. #insidethesocialnetwork— Clairey (@claireyfairy1) July 16, 2019 Big tech propaganda on #BBC2 currently. Amazing the perks a company like Facebook can give it’s employees when it pays little to no tax on it’s massive profits, and receives derisory fines from regulators for misusing customer data. #InsideTheSocialNetwork— Ciaran (@negative1907) July 16, 2019 #Facebook #insidethesocialnetwork @BBCTwo “we don’t care about money, that’s secondary, we care about people” @facebook best joke of the day lol— Harpo Can Talk (@HarpoCanTalk) July 16, 2019And @HarpoCanTalk wasn’t the only person that couldn’t quite believe what they’d just watched. Here’s a taster of how the documentary went down:center_img This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. Sign up for the Mobile NewsletterSign Up Please keep me up to date with special offers and news from Goodtoknow and other brands operated by TI Media Limited via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. A documentary on Facebook was on the telly last night, and it was genuinely bizarre.While Facebook, Google and other tech giants are regularly in the news, they’re rarely the focus of a mainstream documentary. ‘Horizon: Inside the Social Network: Facebook’s difficult year’ promised to tackle the “difficult questions”.And there are plenty that need tackling. The role Facebook played in the Brexit vote, the role it played in Donald Trump’s election, its role in the spread of hate-fuelling misinformation, a multitude of enormous data breaches, and the company’s tax and advertising practices − the list goes on.Unfortunately, at times this felt much more like an extended ad for the site. And by the end I was almost sold.Related: How to delete your Facebook accountThe standout moment was undoubtedly the bit where Kyle (no surname given) tried to convince a group of new hires (and viewers at home) that Facebook cares more about society than profits. I kid you not.“Everything we do, we’re doing to connect people, and we’re doing to try and bring social value in that connection,” he said.“That means that every product decision that we make is tuned for: ‘Does it do good in the world?’ We’re not a company that’s designed to make money. We’re a company that’s designed to create communities, and let those communities make a difference in the world. We think about money as a secondary thing.” Show More Unlike other sites, we thoroughly review everything we recommend, using industry standard tests to evaluate products. We’ll always tell you what we find. We may get a commission if you buy via our price links.Tell us what you think – email the Editorlast_img

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