Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

Posted in: Government & Policy at 15/10/2017 21:52

At the start of this decade, the Arab Spring blossomed with the help of social media. That is the sort of story the tech industry loves to tell about itself: It is bringing freedom, enlightenment and a better future for all mankind.

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, proclaimed that this was exactly why his social network existed. In a 2012 manifesto for investors, he said Facebook was a tool to create “a more honest and transparent dialogue around government.” The result, he said, would be “better solutions to some of the biggest problems of our time.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/technology/tech-giants-threats.html

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