status update: social media at crisis point

Pleased to have the honor of presenting at the final colloquium meeting of the academic year at UCLA’s Department of Information Studies. Below is a series of links to resources and materials referenced in the talk.

For Once, We Have Good News About Facebook and Content Moderators, by Kate Klonick (Slate)

Charting a Course for an Oversight Board for Content Decisions by Nick Clegg, Facebook VP of Global Affairs and Communications

Social Media Councils: From Concept to Reality (workshop report, Article 19 and Stanford Law)

Social Science One website

Google Ethics Board Shut Down by Jane Wakefield (BBC)

Hillicon Valley: YouTube to ban extremist videos | Company in firestorm over conservative commentator | Big tech braces for antitrust showdown | Study finds Russian trolls more effective than thought | Democrats want answers on medical data breach, by Harper Neidig, Olivia Beavers, Emily Birnbaum, Maggie Miller (The Hill)

Appen Completes Acquisition of Figure Eight and Achieves Critical Integration Milestone, by Jodie Ruby (Appen)