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Let’s Not Celebrate the Platforms for Kicking Trump Off

As a former insider at social media companies, I can attest their action is not the result of sudden virtue but rather of a lack of moral fortitude for years.
Jan. 10, 2021 1:01 PM PST · 18 comments
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Apple Should Win Its Intensifying Battle With Facebook

It’s doing the right thing by requiring users to opt in to broad tracking.
Dec. 24, 2020 6:00 AM PST · 21 comments
Illustration by Jesús Escudero

The Underside of Silicon Valley’s Co-Founder Mantra

The unchallenged dogma of tech investors is one structural reason why a shockingly small number of female entrepreneurs get funding.
Dec. 1, 2020 9:02 AM PST · 11 comments
Illustration by Jesse Howe

Facebook Has a Recipe For Better Social Media. Why Isn’t The Company Using It?

Surveying users to train its algorithms has enormous promise, if only Facebook would risk taking a short-term hit in order to be more socially responsible.
Nov. 27, 2020 6:00 AM PST · 11 comments
Illustration by Jeremie Claeys

To Regulate Social Media, Forget Net Neutrality

Under the Biden administration, we risk reruns of past telco battles when what we need is new focus on internet-specific issues and a government agency to oversee them.
Nov. 24, 2020 6:02 AM PST · 1 comment
Art by Mike Sullivan

What Proposition 22 Now Makes Possible

California’s classification for gig workers provides a new model for labor in many industries.
Nov. 10, 2020 10:23 AM PST · 4 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

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

The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter are rightly under fire for their role in...
Oct. 28, 2020 6:01 AM PDT · 8 comments
Art by Mike Sullivan

To Fix Section 230, Target Algorithmic Amplification

It now seems inevitable that the U.S. government will try to roll back some of the protections...
Oct. 27, 2020 6:01 AM PDT · 13 comments
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Tech Isn’t Doing Enough to Address Mental Health

Admit it. You’ve done it. That social media post you put up. The Instagram post of you on...
July 20, 2018 10:00 AM PDT · 12 comments
Art: Mike Sullivan

To Thrive in Midwest, Investors Shouldn’t Copy Silicon Valley

As a venture capitalist investing in applications of artificial intelligence for the future of...
May 18, 2018 10:01 AM PDT · 3 comments

Facebook Is Unwieldy by Design. It Needs Independent Oversight

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week made a historic concession about how his service should be...
April 4, 2018 10:02 AM PDT · 26 comments
Art by Matt Vascellaro

Board Diversity Still Stumbling Block to Good Governance

These days, there is a lot of discussion happening, in Silicon Valley and in other business...
Nov. 28, 2017 6:45 AM PST · 1 comment