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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"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?
Meanwhile, North Central Railways has claimed that Sharma underwent medical screening before boarding the train as per protocol and that neither him nor anyone else on his behalf had sought any medical assistance.(1/2)Deceased person MOHAN Lal Sharma was travelling from Jhansi to Gorakhpur in shramik special on 23.05.20. He boarded train only after medial screening as laid down for COVID_19. No medical assistance sought by him or anyone for him during entire journey. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus lockdown: Migrant labourer’s body found In Shramik train toilet
In some Chinatowns, volunteer patrols are forming to protect residents and confront harassers. The Guardian Angels, with patrols in over 130 cities worldwide, are recruiting in US Asian communities for the first time in 41 years. Members include seniors and women, who are often targets of abuse. … [Read more...] about US Asians, harassed over coronavirus, push back on streets, social media
What if a platform suddenly has to attract and engage users based not on stoking and amplifying controversy, but by offering them something of real value? Rather than just existing as a place to complain, vent, and self-righteously judge others, successful platforms in the post-Section 230 world would have to give users more than a quick emotional jolt. Maybe it’s spiritual connection. Maybe it’s enhanced forms of remote learning. Maybe it’s providing medical care. Maybe it’s something we’ve never even thought of. This is the time to find out. … [Read more...] about Trump vs. Twitter: Is there a silver lining in the Section 230 fight?