Media Reform

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, Reason
Facebook’s Zuckerberg Was Right To Skip Canadian Show Trial
Mike Godwin

Facebook is facing a new round of criticism this week for its refusal to send CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to testify at a hearing in Canada’s House of Commons. That criticism is…

, The Los Angeles Times
A Facebook request: Write a code of tech ethics
Mike Godwin

Facebook is preparing to pay a multi-billion-dollar fine and dealing
with ongoing ire from all corners for its user privacy lapses, the viral
transmission of lies during elections, and…

, Communications Daily
Tech, media experts at CTA, elsewhere dismiss Trump’s battle with Google
Media Coverage

From Communications Daily:
R Street Institute Technology Policy Manager Tom Struble agrees online platforms aren’t biased for some of the reasons Petricone stated. It wouldn’t make economic sense…

, VOA
Trump expands Google criticism to include Facebook, Twitter
Media Coverage

From VOA:
Zach Graves, associate fellow at the R Street Institute, a think tank in Washington, said PJ Media had drawn flawed conclusions about Google in its unscientific study.

Results ‘not…

, Reason
Twitter sucks because we suck. Don’t blame @Jack
Mike Godwin

A lot of criticism of Twitter takes the form of public tweets aimed at Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey (@jack). Those tweets have heated up in recent years because Twitter is President Donald…

, Techdirt
Everything that’s wrong with social media companies and big tech platforms, part 3
Mike Godwin

I’ve written two installments in this series (part 1 is here and part 2 is here). And while I could probably turn itemizing complaints about social-media companies into a perpetual gig somewhere…

What to do about Facebook and big tech? (Guest: Tom Struble, R Street Institute)
Media Coverage

From The Heartland Institute:

People worry about perceived abuse and political bias at Facebook and other big technology companies, but is this a real concern or just a passing panic? R…