Social Media and the Social Contract: Which Comes First?

Social Media and the Social Contract: Which Comes First?

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Russian bots, trolls, and fake-ad buys are not the only existential challenges facing social media companies. Investors want more ROI and consumers are demanding trustworthy content in their Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat feeds. At a time when the weaponization of disinformation is reaching sophisticated new levels, where is the nexus of profitability and the common good?

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Willow Bay, Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

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Tristan Harris, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Center for Humane Technology; Former Design Ethicist, Google
Chris Hughes, Co-Chair, Economic Security Project; Co-Founder, Facebook
Om Malik, Partner, True Ventures
Jon Steinberg, Founder and CEO, Cheddar

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Published December 12, 2019