Journal series reveals concerns, inaction at Facebook

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Wealth of Networks, Information Technology Issues, Latest Headlines

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this issue of the Columbia Journalism Review and its coverage of the unacceptable impacts on societies of social media monopolies and their profit-focused, advertising-driven business models. Our coverage of these issues includes:  “Steering our Powers of Persuasion Toward Human Goals”;   “Let’s Train Humans Before We Train Machines“, “Steering Social …

NYTimes Opinion Today: Can Silicon Valley find God? for OTA!

Jay Owen Trendspotting, Wealth of Networks, Transforming Finance, Information Technology Issues, Latest Headlines

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this Opinion from the New York Times by Linda Kinstler, raising all the deep important questions I raised in “Time to Rethink our Technological Choices“ .  More reasons why OTA needs to be rebooted! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“   Artificial Intelligence promises to remake the world. These believers are fighting …

Facebook launches Bulletin, its Substack challenger

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Wealth of Networks, Information Technology Issues, Latest Headlines

“Thanks to CJR, we see yet another effort by Facebook to compete with Substack and capture new users by offering a “free” service! Let’s hear from Tristan Harris and Roger MacAfree on this! ~Hazel Henderson, Editor“     Facebook launches Bulletin, its Substack challenger By Mathew Ingram Three months ago, Facebook announced that …

“Evolving Info-Structure in Our Information Age” by Hazel Henderson

LaRae Long Sustainability News, Advisors' Forum, Articles by Hazel Henderson, Information Technology Issues, Latest Headlines

© Hazel Henderson 2021 All nations evolve their infrastructure along with their peoples’ knowledge and technologies.  From our distant past as small bands of nomadic hunter-gatherers, we learned the use of fire to smelt iron and tin — progressing from the Iron Age to the Bronze Age.  We learned to …

Tristan Harris Testimony in Washington

Jay Owen Trendspotting, Wealth of Networks, Information Technology Issues, Latest Headlines

“We at Ethical markets Media fully support Tristan Harris and the Center for Humane Technology and offer our own 5 steps for immediate reforms of social media giants  in our “Steering Social Media Toward Sanity“ , www.ethicalmarkets.com.  We also support the re-funding of the US Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) on which I served as …

What should we do about the algorithmic amplification of disinformation?

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Wealth of Networks, Information Technology Issues, Latest Headlines

“Ethical Markets recommends this round-up of articles by the Columbia Journalism Review on the need to address the weaponizing of algorithms on social media platforms, to addict users though “engagement” and “recommendation”, which work to rapidly circulate falsehoods, conspiracy theories, death threats, hate speech — all to drive profits in …