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"This rhetoric sounds nice—“free expression” and “in a democracy” are the phrasal equivalents of American-flag lapel pins—but it doesn’t amount to much. It’s one thing for Zuckerberg to build the world’s biggest microphone and then choose to rent that microphone to liars, authoritarians, professional propagandists, or anyone else who can ...Read More
I really like Jenny Davis for her work on technological affordances. Here she talks about Facebook and reminds us of how an atomised existence undermines any collective care
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg was given a grilling by congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (AOC) at a hearing about cryptocurrency last night.
Really into this call for journalists to include more solution-based narratives in tech reporting but also #Zucksucks “We need a public not only skeptical of Big Tech, but capable of navigating policy debates and ready to conceive of a technological world different from the one we live in.”
As the US government is reconsidering what a monopoly means (and potentially breaking tech companies), Facebook is trying to change its behavior before the government forces it to change. For example they are backing off from potential acquisitions, including talks with video social network Houseparty, and further integrating previous acquisitions ...Read More