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The New Front Facing Down Big Tech | New America

Jan Rydzak
October 4, 2022

The New Front Facing Down Big Tech | New America

Jan Rydzak
October 4, 2022

“[Algorithmic] systems rely on the harvesting of vast quantities of personal data…which can result in discrimination…and the manipulation of public debate and the democratic process.”

Though this may sound like the criticism of a member of Congress or digital rights activist, these are actually the words of Meta shareholders.

With midterms looming under a shadow of disinformation that social media companies have failed time and again to address, as well as the loss of the fundamental right to choose still fresh in our minds, new coalitions have emerged with an interest in safeguarding the right to privacy. This growing commitment from a slate of different stakeholders promises progress that would have been unthinkable in years past.

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