Sunday, January 1, 2017
Consider ethics when designing new technologies; TechCrunch, 12/31/16
Gillian Christie, TechCrunch;
[Kip Currier: Happy 2017! 1st post here for the new year.]
"In the weeks since the U.S. presidential election, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been firefighting. Not literally, but figuratively. Widespread accusations assert that his social media company contributed to the election’s unexpected outcome by propagating fake news and “filter bubbles.” Zuckerberg has harshly refuted these allegations, but the case poses a thorny question: How do we ensure that technology works for society?