I am happy to see Facebook solidify and tighten their advertiser vetting process. The lack of anonymity and identity verification makes it harder to spread fake news and propaganda with impunity.
It is worth reiterating that none of the big tech companies owe anybody anything with regards to the type of content they are willing to host.
In the recent weeks, there have been reports of Twitter and Facebook censoring, blocking, and shadowbanning American Republicans on their platforms. The outrage brings up a few interesting points that are worth discussing.
It’s been awhile since I last wrote. I’ve been experiencing a sort of a writing block since at least six months ago. This post is my attempt to break it. Ever since the election I’ve been deeply concerned about the state of the United States. What used to […]
Like many Americans, I’ve been trying to explain and justify the 2016 election cycle. I am not an expert political scientist. I am a software engineer. The question I ask myself is “What role did computer technology play in this election ?” In particular, I want to focus […]
I try to keep this blog free of politics. However, the post entitled “Daddy, why didn’t you blog about Trump?” by my friend Scott Aaronson brought up a very valid point: Against those considerations, I recently realized there’s an argument for speaking out, which goes as follows. Suppose […]