Press

Selected media coverage

Once Cozy With Silicon Valley, Democrats Grow Wary of Tech Giants, NYT

Can We Be Saved From Facebook?, Rolling Stone
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/can-we-be-saved-from-facebook-629567/

Big Tech’s Business Model Is Broken, Report Says
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-techs-business-model-is-broken-report-says-1537826407

Attorneys General Zoom In On Tech Privacy And Power, All Things Considered, NPR
http://www.kunc.org/post/attorneys-general-zoom-tech-privacy-and-power#stream/0

Facebook Faces Congress, NPR
http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2018/04/12/facebook-faces-congress

Russian trolls and fake news are set to get even worse, warns former White House advisor, Newsweek
https://www.newsweek.com/russian-trolls-fake-news-790976

The Disinformation Dilemma, Harvard Magazine
https://harvardmagazine.com/2018/05/dipayan-ghosh-shorenstein

Tech companies gave massive platforms to conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones. Is the crackdown finally here?, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-alex-jones-20180807-story.html

Harvard Report Calls for Regulation of Facebook, Big Tech, The Street
https://realmoney.thestreet.com/articles/09/25/2018/harvard-report-calls-regulation-facebook-big-tech

Visionary Report Demands ‘New Social Contract’ to Curb Threats Tech Giants Pose to Democracy, Common Dreams
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/09/25/visionary-report-demands-new-social-contract-curb-threats-tech-giants-pose-democracy

Facebook page’s removal angers Washington protest organizers, The Associated Press
https://www.apnews.com/a3c3209d18f84673ad3cb15821f1019c

Former Facebook Adviser On Fake Account Removal, NPR
https://www.npr.org/2018/08/01/634492301/former-facebook-adviser-on-fake-account-removal

Tech is now a weapon for propaganda and the problem is way bigger than Russia, Recode
https://www.recode.net/2018/1/31/16953268/dipayan-ghosh-ben-scott-new-america-digital-deceit-propaganda-kara-swisher-recode-decode-podcast

Big tech is appealing to Congress to help get around California’s new online privacy law, The Intercept
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/25/17903556/instagram-founders-quit-kevin-systrom-mike-krieger-facebook

Reporting on data security and privacy: Tips from Dipayan Ghosh, Journalist’s Resource
https://journalistsresource.org/tip-sheets/reporting/data-security-privacy-dipayan-ghosh-gdpr

The long road to fixing Facebook, The Globe and Mail
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/the-long-road-to-fixingfacebook/article38268627/

If social media platforms don’t step up, we’ll need government to step in, CNBC
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/09/05/if-social-media-platforms-dont-step-up-well-need-government-intervention-says-former-facebook-advisor.html

Facebook, Twitter are taking a technical approach to a social problem, security expert says, CNBC
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/05/cybersecurity-expert-there-is-no-room-for-bugs-in-social-media.html

The end of Instagram as we know it is here, The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/25/17903556/instagram-founders-quit-kevin-systrom-mike-krieger-facebook

Robo recruiters: Algorithms are trying to tell if you’re right for the job, Global News
Robo recruiters: Algorithms are trying to tell if you’re right for the job

Facebook talks nice but takes action as European privacy rules loom, NBC News
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-talks-nice-takes-action-european-privacy-rules-loom-n867856

DOJ Probe Into Bias At Tech Companies Should Include Democrats, California AG Says, NPR
http://www.krwg.org/post/justice-probe-bias-tech-companies-should-include-democrats-california-ag-says

Leaks, petitions and tweets: How tech workers are starting to revolt, NBC News
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/leaks-petitions-tweets-how-tech-workers-are-starting-revolt-n906281

Facebook’s Crackdown on Misinformation Might Actually Be Working, Slate
https://slate.com/technology/2018/09/facebook-fake-news-getting-better-study.html

A Few Advertisers Have Paused Their Facebook Spending. Should the Company Be Worried?, Slate
https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/some-companies-suspended-spending-on-facebook-due-to-cambridge-analytica.html

Why is it so difficult for online platforms to tackle disinformation and hate speech?, Mic
https://mic.com/articles/188233/why-is-it-so-hard-for-online-platforms-to-tackle-disinformation-and-hate-speech#.1liWCfzPa

DealBook Briefing: Silicon Valley Has Bigger Problems Than Facebook, NYT

Facebook’s refusal to share data undermines global response to fake news, Politico
https://www.politico.eu/article/fake-news-misinformation-disinformation-russia-united-states-italy-france-germany-uk-brexit-facebook-data-share/

How Data Brokers Scrape And Sell Your Online Information, NPR
http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2018/04/19/data-brokers-sell-online-information

Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica But Privacy Feature Questions Mount, NPR
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/21/595507267/facebook-suspends-cambridge-analytica-from-its-sites-but-questions-mount

Your Next Job Interview Could Be with a Racist Bot, The Daily Beast
https://www.thedailybeast.com/your-next-job-interview-could-be-with-a-racist-bot

The Charity Scandal That Ensnared U.K. Business Elites: DealBook Briefing, NYT

Facebook is promoting insane conspiracy theories about the G.O.P. train crash, Vanity Fair
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/01/facebook-is-promoting-insane-conspiracy-theories-about-gop-amtrak-train-crash

The curious case of Facebook’s Clinton ad controversy, Vanity Fair
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/02/the-curious-case-of-facebooks-clinton-ad-controversy

Facebook halts ads that exclude racial and ethnic groups, USA Today
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/11/29/facebook-stop-allowing-advertisers-exclude-racial-and-ethnic-groups-targeting/905133001/

Is this European law behind Facebook’s privacy shift?, Newsweek
https://www.newsweek.com/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-general-data-protection-regulation-data-privacy-868152

Facebook.gov: The United States government seizes Facebook and vows to nationalize it. What happens next?, Vice
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gym59j/facebook-nationalized-public-utility

Zuckerberg testimony: a tipping point for new privacy regs?, Christian Science Monitor
https://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2018/0411/Zuckerberg-testimony-a-tipping-point-for-new-privacy-regs

Research report explains how adtech supercharges political deceit, allowing even bumblers to be master propagandists, Boing Boing
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/25/supercharged-dumdums.html

Parkland conspiracies overwhelm the internet’s broken trending tools, Wired
https://www.wired.com/story/youtube-facebook-trending-tools-parkland-conspiracy/

Google leans more on algorithms for ads as critics highlight risks, Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-google-advertising/google-leans-more-on-algorithms-for-ads-as-critics-highlight-risks-idUSKBN1K022M

Facebook under fire following Cambridge Analytica exposé, NBC News
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/facebook-under-fire-following-cambridge-analytica-expos-n858086

Morning News Brief: Facebook Response, Friday Budget Deadline, NPR
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/22/595967368/morning-news-brief

Zuckerberg set for trial by fire in first testimony, The Hill
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/382047-zuckerberg-set-for-trial-by-fire-in-first-testimony

Facebook Suspends Cambridge Analytica But Privacy Feature Questions Mount, NPR
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/21/595507267/facebook-suspends-cambridge-analytica-from-its-sites-but-questions-mount

A Few Advertisers Have Paused Their Facebook Spending. Should the Company Be Worried?, Slate
https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/some-companies-suspended-spending-on-facebook-due-to-cambridge-analytica.html

Facebook enables ‘fake news’ with its digital advertising platform, report says, FOX News
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/31/facebook-enables-fake-news-with-its-digital-advertising-platform-report-says.html

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows support for the idea of regulation — but not the particulars, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-zuckerberg-facebook-regulation-20180411-story.html

Facebook enables ‘fake news’ by reliance on digital advertising – report, The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/31/facebook-fake-news-disinformation-digital-advertising-report-news-feed

BBC Newsnight

MSNBC
https://www.msnbc.com/craig-melvin/watch/former-u-s-chief-technology-officer-what-we-re-not-hearing-is-more-important-than-what-we-re-hearing-from-zuckerberg-1208482371506?v=railb