Clegg and Facebook

“Should a private company be intervening to shape the ideas that flow across its systems, above and beyond the prevention of serious harms like incitement to violence and harassment?” Clegg asks. “If so, who should make that decision? Should it be determined by an independent group of experts? Should governments set out what kinds of conversation citizens are allowed to participate in? Is there a way in which a deeply polarized society like the U.S. could ever agree on what a healthy national conversation looks like? How do we account for the fact that the internet is borderless and speech rules will need to accommodate a multiplicity of cultural perspectives?” I am quoting these questions at length because they are the right questions we should be asking. Clegg might fail to persuade us that Facebook is the right person to answer but that doesn’t change the fact that we need to be actively finding answers.”

🔮 Legitimacy; Facebook’s algorithm; AI’s inherent intelligence; antiscience & YouTube criminals ++ #316
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Gerd Leonhard ranks as one of the top 10 futurist keynote speakers, worldwide, with over 1500 engagements in 50+ countries during the past 2 decades and a combined audience of over 2.5 Million people. Gerd has written 5 books including the best-selling ‘Technology vs Humanity’ (2016), now available in 12 languages.  Gerd’s films on the future of technology and humanity, digital transformation and artificial intelligence have reached millions of viewers, and are regularly shown at many conferences and at in-house corporate trainings. Gerd’s client list includes most Fortune 500 companies as well as many governments and NGOs. Gerd is a global influencer in the field of digital ethics (the ethics of technology). He is a pioneering keynote speaker using animations, video and audio in fascinating new ways. 

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