Zuckerberg’s neutrality may ultimately prevail. On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order that encourages regulators to curtail a section of a law that allows social networks to take down content on their sites without having to worry about lawsuits. Some researchers also feel that Facebook is wise to avoid making judgments on petty political spats. Paul Barrett, a professor at NYU who studies political disinformation, writes in an op-ed for Politico that the platform could insert itself into content in ways that have the potential to do great damage. “The platforms cannot and should not try to referee every trivial fib that politicians tell about each other,” he writes. “They should prioritize the consequential issues and statements of the day, much as Facebook’s fact-checkers already try to do.” Misinformation surrounding COVID-19, however political, could be but one such subject. … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
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Over time, the nonprofit built a huge worldwide network comprising artists, landlords, business owners and sponsors, including Zappos, American Express and Lexus, interested in commissioning public artworks to enhance their property and draw foot traffic or social media attention to their businesses. (Street art gets more shares as a category on Instagram than hashtags for concerts, cooking or sports.) … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Murals send a message of hope in grim times
"According to executives, Sikka's product mindset did not work for the company and eventually led to his departure. Then came Parekh’s appointment at a time the company was looking for an executive who would bring in stability," said Pareekh Jain, founder, Pareekh Consulting. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
Even if the order passed muster in the courts, its workability is questionable. It may enlist the Federal Trade Commission to review complaints about anti-conservative bias from consumers. It could enlist the Federal Communications Commission to reexamine social media’s obligations under Section 230. One FCC commissioner, the Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel, is already expressing doubt. “Social media can be frustrating, but an executive order that would turn the Federal Communications Commission into the president’s speech police is not the answer,” she said in a statement Thursday. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new executive order is a ‘mugging of the First Amendment,’ says Sen. Wyden
"The caps have been constructed with a risk management standpoint ... we cannot deploy more than 10 percent of our committed capital, into any one company. We also have caps on who are the equity investors...so we can only have as much capital at risk with an equity investor. We also have sectoral caps," said Khanna who has funded startups across consumer internet, enterprise software and technology sectors among others. … [Read more...] about India’s startup ecosystem in a correction mode: Trifecta Capital