How to Fix Facebook—Before It Fixes Us

Roger McNamee, Washington Monthly, Jan 08, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes

In a country that just ended net neutrality there is probably zero chance of regulating social networking platforms. That said, the recommendations here are good advice to help us avoid making the same mistakes in education technology. Among the recommendations: "it’s essential to ban digital bots that impersonate humans"; "be transparent about who is behind political and issues-based communication"; "be more transparent about their algorithms"; and "consumers, not the platforms, should own their own data". And more. It's good advice. 

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