Big Tech’s deplatforming of former President Donald Trump has sparked a debate about the future of content moderation on social media. WSJ speaks with a disinformation and moderation expert about what comes next.
On January 6th, Rioters stormed the U.S. capitol building to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. These events were inspired by President Trump and organized and promoted on the platforms of publicly traded companies, most notably Facebook and Twitter. To avoid further violence, those companies, and then many more thereafter including YouTube, banned or blocked President Trump’s access to the megaphone they provide. This exposed a major flaw in the business model of many social media platforms: share first, think later. Tech experts Chamath Palihapitiya, Roger McNamee, Chris Kelly and Dick Costolo all predict major changes coming in the social media landscape and Section 230. Watch the video to find out how big tech may be forced to change.
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Leaders in government and tech want to rewrite a law that governs the internet. WSJ explains Section 230, how it shaped the modern internet, and what lawmakers and tech executives want to change.
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On Tuesday’s episode of “Axios on HBO,” Mike Allen questioned Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook’s content moderation policies before the November election – and what they’re doing to stop the spread of misinformation.
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- And, the number of unemployed Americans has surpassed the amount of open jobs in all 50 states.
Guests: Axios’ Mike Allen, Hans Nichols and Erica Pandey.
NPR News Now reports: Facebook removing accounts associated with Russian efforts to influence 2020 election, CDC halts evictions until December and other top news.
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The CEOs of four of the most powerful companies in the world testified before Congress yesterday. While the hearing was supposed to be about anti-trust laws, it quickly devolved into a scattered display of partisanship.
- Plus, our exclusive Axios Harris Poll on the top 100 companies Americans trust most.
- And, work from home really means work from anywhere – so how about Barbados?
Guests: Axios’ Ina Fried, Mike Allen, Sara Fischer, and Erica Pandey
Political advertising is flourishing online, but federal guidelines regulating those ads are virtually absent. WSJ’s Emily Glazer explains why Facebook, Twitter and Google are making their own rules.