And ya’ know, there are many cheering to see hipster bearded outlaw Jack Dorsey being tar and feathered or madam Sandberg viscerally unfriended by all in the saloon. But isn’t this whole “west west” analogy for the internet getting older than Bonanza?
[Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey] acknowledged they were slow to recognize how their platforms could be manipulated and said they’re working to figure out solutions. But they also said there are no easy fixes and they’re still finding their way. Congress’ response to that was pretty clear.
The chair pulled out for Google by the Senate Intelligence Committee remaining empty and despite this hearing not being filled with gray haired heads asking F’book’s lip pouting nawy boy Zuk about how all this silly social media business works (Blog updated 10th Apr. 2018) and seemingly calling for Wyatt Earp to regulate it all after some sort of virtual O.K. Corral gunfight it still seems they are firing blanks or birdshot at best:
What can we expect? Lawmakers asked executives to commit to vague ideas, like an “audit by Amnesty International,” which Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette asked Dorsey to do (he agreed to it). New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone asked if Dorsey would commit to an independent third-party civil rights audit (he agreed to that too).
- Trump slams Google search as ‘rigged’ against him (Latest Picks 29th August 2018)
- MPs warn fake news is a democratic crisis for UK (Blog 28th July 2018)
- Facebook shares suffer record stock fall, Twitter shares plunge too (Latest Picks 26th July 2018)
- Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid questions over surveillance (Latest Picks 21st July 2018)