2018/09/14: while Brandeis believed that anyone had the right to express their views, he did not believe that anyone had the right to be amplified.
More importantly, he didn’t believe that anyone who had the means to shove a message down someone’s throat had the right to do so.
Our tech columnist tried to skip digital news for a while. His old-school experiment led to three main conclusions.
The problem is this: Facebook has become a feedback loop which can and does, despite its best intentions, become a vicious spiral. At Facebook's scale, behavioral targeting doesn't just reflect our behavior, it actually influences it. Over time, a service which was supposed to connect h
Mark Zuckerberg now acknowledges the dangerous side of the social revolution he helped start. But is the most powerful tool for connection in human history capable of adapting to the world it created?
Some people are still holding out that technology will save humanity from itself. But we keep forgetting that the world doesn't run on information-it runs on emotion. And that's why everything is fucked right now.
News media play a vital role in the functioning of democracy; they shape our culture, world views, values and society in itself. Media are expected to be free and diverse, and to contribute to democracy by disseminating information, influencing public opinion and igniting political discussions that are key to what Andrew Perrin would call in