Episode 10 - Zuckerberg Testifies, The Great Moderation War Continues
Aaron comes back on the program to discuss the Mark Zuckerberg testimony before congress, particularly the part pertaining to moderation and censorship. In the last episode, I described the current approach that companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google have towards this problem and why it might be flawed. Today, we see this theory play out in the Facebook CEO's answers.
We discuss the case of Diamond and Silk, which I mentioned last week but had no idea would appear in the hearings. Also, Facebook's approach of ensuring that it's tools are used for good, and what this directive means for Facebook's future and how the internet will look in a decade.
Also, I finished the 10 episode challenge! This podcast is all grown up now.
Here’s the Business Insider article on how Chinese internet users are calling Kim Jong Un “Fatty On A Train” in order to evade government censorship.The Somalia on Purpose Bitcoin article. This is an example of an article that will age badly.
Here’s the clip of Mark Zuckerberg talking about approaches to identifying hate speech.
Here’s a compilation of the questioning regarding Diamond and Silk.
Here’s the clip of Mark Zuckerberg talking about the philosophical shift the company is taking to monitoring their tools and how they are used.
We mentioned a lot of previous episodes.
Obviously, my discussion on how these companies view the moderation and hate speech problem in the previous episode 9.
The main reason why Facebook is under scrutiny in their data leak to Cambridge Analytica in episode 6.
The issues of internationalization and localization, and how difficult it is to run these product across cultural and national lines in episode 2.
And to contrast true human error in the ICBM missile scare from episode 1 with the more subtle human error or human disagreement in tagging content for review.