Episode 28 - Alex Jones, Jack Dorsey, and the Censorious Social Media Reporters
I add to the voices calling for a freer flow of information, and I call for entrepreneurs, engineers, and product designers to come up with a new generation of platforms that will be better than the old.
We also talk about millennial and their avocado toast, rip on Long Island, explain the difference between New York City and Long Island, talking about organizational bias as a way of dealing with it, and my answers on a public interview keeping me up at night.
This is sure to be the most controversial Local Maximum to date. Check it out!
Episode 27 last week where we started talking about this story even though it wasn’t the episode’s focus
Episode 25 on the Great Twitter Bot Purge
Episode 17 on Big Data and Social Media
Episode 9 on Fixing Facebook
Alex Jones Twitter Story
Full Timeline – I found this the most helpful in understanding the story
NPR: Alex Jones penalized by Twitter
Media Matters with the actual Alex Jones video (which I played a clip of in the first minutes of the podcast)
Social Media Reporter Oliver Darcy who seems to be on a mission to get people kicked off Twitter. He called Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey “too professorial”
Senior Technology Writer at Buzzfeed also gangs up on Dorsey
Matt Pierce (another Journalist) to Dorcy – I am not getting paid to clean up your website
Jack Dorsey Response
Jack Dorsey on CNN – Link direct to CNN
Jack Dorsey admits Left Leaning Bias
And of course, you may note that Jack Dorsey can be found on Twitter.
Paper: Bans don’t actually lessen reach of Jones – Alex Jones responds.
Newspapers support free press against being called “enemy of the people”.
Mountain View forbidding Facebook’s 24 Hour Cafeteria
Place in Manhattan to get $20 Avocado Toast – Patisserie Chanson
Washington Post on how to change someone’s mind, relevant to our discussion about expanding the frontier of your filter bubble
NBC election night coverage – they want you to know that Hillary has written a concession speech even though she will win
Hillary Clinton did not prepare concession speech on election night
What do you all make of this? Is it no big deal? Is it an isolated issue with NBC on that night? Or does it point to a larger problem?