TikTok is facing severe scrutiny from it’s biggest market. Does the Chinese government have unfettered access to TikTok data and is the government influencing content. Can we trust that the software does not have vulnerabilities that could pose a risk to content creators and users from opportunistic hackers.
Enter the case of MIT graduate, crypto-trader and heralded philanthropist, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF). SBF, fairly recently, was the wealthiest person under 30, a classic media darling, gracing covers of Fortune and Forbes 400 as recently as August 2022. He had a real rapport with journalists, they say he was disarming with his swagger, casual clothing and Einstein dishevelled-ness. He was a formidable tech guru that fronted media, answered the questions and appeared impressive and relatable.
Twitter has been an explosive democracy for a while. What separates Twitter from other social media platforms is that independent creators have had a place to spruik their opinion and their work outward, far beyond their base: quickly and sometimes in real time, followed by review and debate. Journalists, politicians, authors, artists, musicians and everyday humans have had a place to share something no matter what side of politics, as long as the content was created within some fairly loose rules. Those rules were broken often and there were consequences, like when the then president, Donald Trump lost his Twitter account because he was found to incite violence on January 6th before the insurrection.
A whistle blower from Facebook could be the straw that broke Mark Zuckerburg’s back, obviously not financially. Facebook literally makes squillions of $$$ every second. How does a multi-billion dollar company stay true to billions of users and millions of advertisers simultaneously? Side note: Advertisers contribute the largest percentage of revenue to Facebook’s $28 billion … Read more