Facebook misinformation is bad enough. The metaverse will be worse.

Publication Title
Washington Post
Publication/Creation Date
August 22 2022
Rand Waltzman (creator)
Meta Platforms Inc. (contributor)
Stanford University (contributor)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
"Here’s a plausible scenario that could soon take place in the metaverse, the online virtual reality environments under rapid development by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech entrepreneurs: A political candidate is giving a speech to millions of people. While each viewer thinks they are seeing the same version of the candidate, in virtual reality they are actually each seeing a slightly different version. For each and every viewer, the candidate’s face has been subtly modified to resemble the viewer."
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
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Marketing Keywords
Facebook, Meta, Metaverse

Date archived
August 24 2022
Last edited
August 24 2022
How to cite this entry
Rand Waltzman. (August 22 2022). "Facebook misinformation is bad enough. The metaverse will be worse.". Washington Post. WP Company LLC. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5828