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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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?

The Facebook Boycott is About Principle, Not Advertising

This boycott is not about advertising. It is about principle. This is about a media platform that wants to disavow any responsibility for policing the content that is posted on it or the advertising that...

Is FB a Media Company? It’s Not Mark’s Call.

Facebook says it's not a media company. But advertisers are saying it is, and it must take action. Will the company finally take the responsible steps its true customers now demand?

The Innovative Structure That Could Save Facebook

A misguided ideology has warped companies, economies, and societies: that the sole purpose of corporations is to maximize short-term returns to one set of stakeholders: those who have bought shares. A new model is readily...

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