Why do people in certain cities — London, New York, Paris — become radicalized, sparkingrevolutions that expand the limits of what's politically imaginable
Facebook, Google and Twitter reveal little in answers to Senate CNET . Quelle surprise!
Facebook Blog Series: “For the next topic of our Hard Questions series, we decided to confront an issue that has been top of mind for many of us here, including myself: What effect does social media have on democracy? As someone who has worked for over 14 years in digital civic engagement — the last four as Facebook’s policy lead for global elections — this question bears down heavily
BuzzFeed: “Last week, Facebook said its News Feed would prioritize links from publications its users found “trustworthy.” The company is overhauling News Feed amid ongoing criticism of its platform, which has come under fire for enabling foreign manipulation of US elections, giving rise fake news, and making people feel bad. Facebook plans to determine whether or not a publication is trustworthy via a survey — an idea that itself was met with harsh criticism and questions. Top among them is whether it’s wise for Facebook to entrust decisions on news trustworthiness to a user base that has already widely spread fake news and content created by a Kremlin-linked troll farm. Here is Facebook’s survey in its entirety…”