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The Tech Giants’ Cultures Are Incompatible With Fixing the Societal Problems They’re Causing

By  |  Oct. 28, 2020 6:01 AM PDT
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The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter are rightly under fire for their role in spreading disinformation and hate speech, including in the context of the U.S. presidential election.

They’ve been summoned to testify before the U.S. Senate today in part about their responsibility for the real-world harms their business models are causing. But at the heart of the problems with big tech is an issue unlikely to be addressed: company culture. And yet company culture may be one of the biggest factors hindering the change so many critics want to see.

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