About Facebook, when considered as today’s leading mass medium. Calling for a political debate.
March 12, 2018 by ruediger

Why not a public parliamentary hearing on the new role of tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google, as they have developed into today’s leading mass media? In the view of hate mails, fake accounts and bought campaigns, a new approach is necessary, by bringing the tech firms into a direct discussion with governments, about their political responsibility – instead of simply turning them into technical censors.

I wrote an essay with some practical suggestions, in German at Perlentaucher. You find a Google translation here.

You may also be interested in thoughts about regulating the tech ecosystems by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

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