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Net Giants Tech & Society

Facebook’s New Face: Dishonesty

A book and numerous other recent accounts point to a new chink in Facebook’s armor: overwhelming evidence it can’t be trusted. Could that help force reform?   More

Global Tech Net Giants Tech & Society

Why Zuckerberg Is Not Worthy

Here’s why the CEO and Facebook should not be a model for leaders determined to do right by all stakeholders. At Techonomy we’ve been thinking about that as we work to compile a list of “Worthy” tech companies.   More

Democracy Net Giants Tech & Society

The Confusing World of Gen-Z Twitch Politics

The gaming and Esports social platform is entering the field of politics. Gen-Z gamers with huge followings are now savvy pundits. Amazon owns the company and its influence remains to be seen. Keep an eye on Twitch.   More

Government Net Giants Policy Tech & Society

Breaking Up (Companies) is Hard to Do–But It Can Happen

AT&T was broken up in the 80’s. That same year, a giant antitrust suit against IBM was dropped. But both companies broke into parts. The past can instruct the present.   More

Democracy Net Giants Policy

Beyond the Trump Decision: Facebook’s Human Rights Problem

If we value our rights, we need to build durable, enforceable legal frameworks that can rein in demagogues and big tech alike.   More

Arts & Culture Media & Marketing Net Giants

Can Facebook Break the Sound Barrier?

Facebook this week announced a sweeping audio-forward campaign. In a rare interview with a journalist, Zuckerberg elaborated on Facebook’s ambitious plans.   More

Community Insights Net Giants Policy

How To Fix Facebook: Treat Algorithms As Authors

Section 230 was never created with social networks in mind. We urgently need to hold the tech giants to account and there may be a creative way to amend the law to do it.   More

Analytics & Data Media & Marketing Net Giants

The Coming “Amazon Age” in Advertising

A quiet giant in digital advertising has been hiding in plain sight. Say hello to Amazon Advertising, the giant well-poised to upend the digital duopoly of Google and Facebook.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Policy

Why Social Media Ought to Know Its Customers

Facebook suggests that 5% of active monthly users are fake. Social media giants should look to banking's Know York Customer (KYC) tenets for solutions.   More

Net Giants Policy Techonomy Events

The Power of Big Tech: Where Does It Go From Here?

Twitter, Facebook, and a raft of digital platforms booted President Trump, his campaign, and many of his supporters in recent days. But should billionaire despots have such raw power? Three big tech experts gathered for a conversation on where we go from here.   More

Cryptocurrency Finance Net Giants

Facebook’s Currency Dream Shrivels On

Libra, or, um, Diem is a dim shadow of its original idea.   More

Government Net Giants Policy

Celebrating the Flawed Facebook Lawsuit

Despite many questions about the huge U.S. antitrust assault on Facebook, it will at least accomplish one thing: make the company less likely to continue heedlessly doing so many irresponsible things.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Tech & Society

The Social Dilemma’s Blind Spot

A scene from Netflix's documentary The Social Dilemma

A documentary on the ills of social media does well at explaining certain problems, but its own obliviousness highlights the critical underlying issue.   More

Media & Marketing Net Giants Policy

Gaming Is Changing the Ecosystem of Tech

If you want to see the future of technology and policy, look no further than digital gaming. Not only are they at the cutting edge in consumer behavior, gaming apps like Fortnite are now in the middle of a national debate about state-of-the-art tech regulation.   More

Media & Marketing Member Insights Net Giants

Don’t Swim Against the Tide of “Nuance Destruction”

As long as social media's financial incentives favor engagement (or "enragement") over quality, its filtering algorithms will be designed to be favorable to messages of hate and fear.   More

Business Global Tech Net Giants

Why Microsoft Shouldn’t Buy TikTok

A Microsoft acquisition won’t end well, argues Raskin. Here's why she's rooting for a complete spinoff of TikTok, creating a new American company.   More

Innovation Net Giants Society

Tech Innovation in the Age of Conspiracy

In this time of confusion and misinformation, businesses have an opportunity to lead in fighting conspiratorial thinking, not by simply denying accusations or attacking the people spreading them, but by building goodwill with the greater public and turning them into advocates for innovation.   More

Government Net Giants Opinion Policy

Historic hearing portends new era for Tech Titans

The government has awakened. No matter which mega-wealthy tech power broker you think did best at yesterday’s U.S. House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing, the central message to take away is that the era of disregard is over.   More

Net Giants Opinion Policy

Tech Companies Must Drop ICE: A High School Activist’s Opinion

Tech companies must be accountable for what their tech is used for. There must be a higher standard of ethics and regulations in the tech industry.   More

Global Tech Net Giants

Facebook Reform Must Be Seen as a Global Matter

Facebook is, by all available evidence, unwilling and unable to embrace civil rights fundamentals, including non-discrimination and racism, without being taken to court. How did we end up here?   More