In October 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rounded up an audience in a classically appointed lecture hall at Georgetown University and declared, “Giving everyone a voice empowers the powerless and pushes society to be better over time.” “The ability to speak freely,” he added, “has been central in the fight... Read more

The pandemic has been a devastating experience – but like many devastating experiences it has also been a catalyst for creativity. Over this past year, artists have found new inspiration not only in terms of subject matter, but in how they package and present their work. Previously, we looked at... Read more

The last update to our chronological compendium of Google’s harmful misdeeds ended with an October 2020 bombshell, as the United States Department of Justice formally charged the company with antitrust violations related to its search and advertising businesses. Since then, we’ve seen the ramifications of this federal antitrust lawsuit rapidly unfold. As one... Read more

Whatever the fallout of the political violence that has already dogged 2021, one thing is certain: Facebook will be under more scrutiny than ever for its role in fomenting it. The platform has shown in recent years that it is willing to “do something” to moderate hateful and illegal content... Read more

Longtime Colorado resident Don Vasicek wears many hats. He is a screenwriter who has worked on projects ranging from intimate family dramas to big-budget fantasy epics. He is a filmmaker whose hard-hitting documentaries have tackled racism and intolerance. He is a novelist whose books tell warmhearted stories with grace and humor. And... Read more

Coincidental with the Big Tech CEOs getting chewed out by Democrats and Republicans alike late last year in one of several Section 230 hearings, Yaël Eisenstat – ex-CIA officer, past White House Advisor, and Facebook’s former head of global elections integrity operations – rendered a diagnosis of what’s gone wrong.  “[A]t... Read more

It’s Inauguration Day, and a long list of challenges await incoming President Joe Biden. From slowing down the rampaging pandemic to reversing economic catastrophe and healing our divided nation, he is going to have his hands full. And yet, while I certainly do not wish to distract the President from... Read more