The actions of technology platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google’s YouTube, and others have generated a lot of debate. This is a pivotal moment for technology and its role in what is speech in our post-Internet society. “At every level of the tech stack, corporations are placed in positions to make value judgments regarding the legitimacy of content, including who should have access, and when and how,” notes researcher Joan Donovan. Since this is an area of interest, I found this analysis informative and educational.
Electronic Frontier Foundation is finally calling out Facebook’s Internet.org for what it is not — not Internet. Thank god, because I have been whistling in the wind about this forever and I find the whole thing a bit disingenuous. #