Breaking: the FCC just released its plan to kill net neutrality

“Once again, the FCC panders to the big corporate players as former Verizon lawyer now chairing the FCC is another one of the Trump administration’s “foxes” now in charge of one more of the regulatory “hen houses”.  I remember when the National Association of Broadcasters got the Fairness Doctrine and …

Contesting the politics of identity

  Contesting the politics of identity By: Siti Ruhaini Dzuhayatin* , for  Strategic Review The modern world is marked by its plural and multicultural social realm, due to the rapid and massive cross-border mobility of people dating back to the Industrial Revolution, and its global expansion to the East, including …

The 4 Horsemen: Interview with Scott Galloway 

“Ethical Markets agrees with Scott Galloway and there is no time to lose in bringing Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter and all these now dominant social media giants to heel. Their business models must be changed from treating their users as their “product” and selling and targeting their information to advertisers …

Stop Google from Suppressing Independent Media

“Ethical Markets agrees with the many new calls for closer examination of the dominance of these new social media giants, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and others that are now such a dominant force in our societies, with little accountability. We have called for monitoring of all algorithms to assess their …

How Facebook undermines democracy

What Facebook Did to American Democracy And why it was so hard to see it coming Alexis C. MadrigalOct 12, 2017 – The Atlantic In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after. Things we thought …

Who’s paying for that Facebook ad? Bloomberg

“Ethical Markets fully supports this legislative approach to curb fake Russian ads, fake news, trolls and bots to help assure the integrity of our 2018 elections.  A first step!   Further, we probably need full hearings on the need to  regulate these dominant social media as public utilities, as news organizations, …