These days, Gado’s routine, much like everyone else’s, has been disrupted. While he sometimes sneaks into his office, he mostly works from home, having commandeered the family’s dining table, to the chagrin of his wife, Stephanie Uwingabe, a human resource specialist from Rwanda, and his two daughters, Mwaji-Odeta, 16, and Keza-Anganile, 14. Gado describes himself as a “true East African.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Tanzanian cartoonist uses medium to keep up fight against misinformation
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Other platforms may be less proactive. After the 2016 election and a bruising Congressional inquiry into Facebook’s ability to control its social network, the site amassed a team of fact-checkers to flag false information (though not to take it down). Political ads, however, have an exemption when it comes to fact-checking. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees policing political information as fundamentally different from health content. In a conversation with journalists in March, he explained his perspective on this issue: “There are broadly trusted authorities . . . [that] can arbitrate which claims are conspiracy theories or hoaxes and what’s trustworthy and what’s not, which makes this a very different dynamic than trying to be referee of political speech.” He reiterated that sentiment this week when he told Fox News that he didn’t think tech platforms should be “arbiters of truth,” an apparent dig at Twitter’s decision to flag … [Read more...] about As health misinformation and politics collide, social networks face a choice
No matter how it plays out, however, Trump has sparked a larger debate about the responsibilities of online publishers to moderate user content—and that debate may evolve in unpredictable ways. Congress will almost certainly take up a thorough review of Section 230—especially since both Trump and Joe Biden have called for its repeal. And while Trump embracing this issue could drive sympathetic Democrats in the opposite direction, there’s a good chance that we’re seeing the beginning of the end of an era for Silicon Valley. Even if Congress takes a few years to overturn Section 230, the specter of revoking immunity alone will encourage the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general to speed up their existing antitrust investigations into the major platforms. However you look at it, change is coming. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?
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