[governance] Carole vs Goliath(s)

Daniel Pimienta pimienta at funredes.org
Mon Apr 22 16:11:11 EDT 2019


Forwarded for its heavy relevance to governance 
matters (sorry for cross-posting).
Carole is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carole_Cadwalladr

>From: Doug Schuler <douglas at publicsphereproject.org>
>Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 11:16:01 -0700
>To: Ciresearchers <ciresearchers at vancouvercommunity.net>
>Subject: [ciresearchers] Carole vs. Goliath(s)
>
>I did take 
><https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2018/sep/29/cambridge-analytica-cadwalladr-observer-facebook-zuckerberg-wylie>the 
>reporting that we have been publishing in the 
><https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2018/sep/29/cambridge-analytica-cadwalladr-observer-facebook-zuckerberg-wylie>Observer<https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2018/sep/29/cambridge-analytica-cadwalladr-observer-facebook-zuckerberg-wylie> 
>over the 
><https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2018/sep/29/cambridge-analytica-cadwalladr-observer-facebook-zuckerberg-wylie>past 
>two and a half years, I did condense it into a 
>15-minute talk, and I did deliver it on the TED 
>main stage directly to the people I described as 
>"the Gods of Silicon Valley: Mark Zuckerberg, 
>Sheryl Sandberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and 
>Jack Dorsey". The founders of Facebook and 
>Google " who were sponsoring the conference – 
>and the co-founder of Twitter –" who was speaking at it.
>
>I did tell them that they had facilitated 
>multiple crimes in the EU referendum. That as 
>things stood, I didn't think it was possible to 
>have free and fair elections ever again. That 
>liberal democracy was broken. And they had broke it.
>
>It was only later that I began to realise quite 
>what TED had done: how, in this setting, with 
>this crowd, it had committed the equivalent of 
>inviting the fox into the henhouse. And I was 
>the fox. Or as one attendee put it: "You came 
>into their temple," he said. "And shat on their altar."
>from: 
><https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/21/carole-cadwalladr-ted-tech-google-facebook-zuckerberg-silicon-valley>https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/21/carole-cadwalladr-ted-tech-google-facebook-zuckerberg-silicon-valley
>
>https://www.ted.com/talks/carole_cadwalladr_facebook_s_role_in_brexit_and_the_threat_to_democracy
>
>--
>Douglas Schuler
><mailto:douglas at publicsphereproject.org>douglas at publicsphereproject.org
>Twitter: @doug_schuler
>
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