President Trump is poised to sign an executive order that applies to social networks; its reasoning about Section 230 and public forums is not in line with judicial precedent.
Twitter fact-checks Trump, YouTube censors Chinese words, and Facebook reportedly declines to police polarization.
The GIPHY acquisition makes sense for Facebook, but for more pragmatic reasons than malicious ones.
Blaming Facebook and Google for the media industry’s trouble inevitably leads to bad regulations with unintended consequences and the end of accountability for big tech.
Facebook earnings demonstrated the power of its auction-based direct-response model; what makes it different from Google is Zuckerberg’s drive.
More evidence that Apple and Google are dictating terms to governments; then, it is possible that Facebook’s approach to discovering outbreaks has the most promise.
Jio showed how the best way to serve the poor is to create a market for them, not simply give them charity like Facebook tried to do with Free Basics. That is why it makes sense for them to work together.
An interview with Ethan Sherwood Strauss about being a writer on the Internet, the problem with social media and the NBA, and his new book The Victory Machine
Zoom made the exact sort of post they needed to; then, an interview with Zeynep Tufekci about masks, media, and information ecology, and what it means if the techlash is over.
Twitter has a new policy to listen to experts about what content to limit; what happens, though, when experts are wrong?