Facebook, Social Media & the Social Contract

Last Monday, I attended the Milken Global Conference and participated in a panel on “Social Media and the Social Contract.” The panel was moderated by Willow Bay, dean of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. My fellow panelists included esteemed folks such as Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, Cheddar CEO John Steinberg, and Tristan Harris, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology. VentureBeat published a report of the event (video here).

My opinions about Facebook and how it treats privacy as a yo-yo for the amusement of its real customers — the advertising community — are well documented on the blog (and elsewhere). So a lot of it might not seem new, but there are a few things I wanted to highlight and give more context.

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