-Business has serious responsibilities to society that go beyond making a profit. -It’s essential to take a global view of progress and challenges. -Technology is a force for good, but only when good is your goal. -Internet and tech companies need an active intersection with government, whether you call it regulation or not. -The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence software requires a governmental and social policy response.
So said a major investor and banker to me about the seemingly endless condemnations of the net giants, especially Facebook, emerging from both the conference stage and the audience at Techonomy 2017. And it’s true that many at the event were angry. What was surprising to me—even after recently writing my own worried article about Amazon, Facebook, and Google—was not the level of worry but the focus. Speakers and attendees were not just focused on Russian electoral manipulation.
Here’s why Mark Zuckerberg cannot run for president any time soon even if he wanted to. If he did, it would highlight a simple and disturbing fact. The company, if it chose, could engineer the results of any election in the world. Facebook controls the information flow to a huge percentage of the citizens in most of the democratic world, including the United States.
Not sure why FB doesn’t recognize that the heat of the moment is not just an image issue, but one they will have to address with changes in policy—and transparent dialogue with the public. But this damning article by a former fb exec helps me understand. https://t.co/XCLnlT730g
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