Why not nationalize Facebook? – Blayne Haggart

15 03 2019
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The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal is fast emerging as a watershed for our increasingly digitized society. For the first time, how to regulate personal data has become a mainstream public issue, so it’s important that we understand fully all the options available to us. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s time for a new way to regulate social media platforms – Natasha Tusikov and Blayne Haggart

19 01 2019

File 20190109 32130 14oui8j.png?ixlib=rb 1.1When it came to our online lives, 2018 was revealing in its dysfunction. The just-expired year’s parade of scandals at Facebook alone was relentless — Cambridge Analytica, its inflation of video-viewing stats that have been credited with convincing legacy media companies to “pivot to video” and away from print, data breaches, playing fast and loose with users’ data and of course its role in enabling Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Read the rest of this entry »