by | May 15, 2019

This week representatives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter will join with European leaders and the Prime Minister of New Zealand to launch a chilling proposal to curb free speech across the internet. Americans should be alarmed. Internet freedom is being…

by | May 15, 2019

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. — Margaret J. Wheatley In a recent essay published in the New York Times, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes made a compelling case for…

by | May 7, 2019

The inevitable headlines went like this one at NPR: Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Louis Farrakhan and Other ‘Dangerous’ Individuals The NPR version of this latest adventure in virtue signaling and censorship went like this: Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and…

by | Apr 19, 2018

Picture the following scenario: Imagine that the CEO of a major firearms manufacturer had been invited to Capitol Hill to answer questions about their guns being used by foreign insurgents who had attacked the United States. Imagine that the CEO…

by | Apr 13, 2018

“ Your user agreement sucks,” said Sen. John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the latter’s testimony in front of a Senate hearing this week. “I don’t want to vote to regulate Facebook, but by God…

by | Apr 10, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg straightens out Congress this week on Communications in the Modern Era — or Congress straightens out Mark Zuckerberg. Or maybe both. Or maybe it doesn’t matter. Or matters barely. The point on which to keep the eye is…

by | Apr 9, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg is sorry. He’s so very sorry. In fact, Zuckerberg isn’t even sure he likes his own website. Facebook really is bad, after all. Amazingly bad. I mean, come on, it lets icky foreigners influence our elections! This is…

by | Apr 9, 2018

Rep. Joseph Kennedy III has announced that he plans to exploit the Facebook privacy scandal in a thinly veiled attempt to establish government control over the internet: “When you see lapses like that, it opens the door for Congress to get…

by | Apr 9, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica scandal first revealed several weeks ago since has continued to avalanche, with Facebook stock taking a beating, numerous organizations, personalities, and users abandoning the platform, and Mark Zuckerberg himself testifying before Congress for the first time. Even…

by | Oct 2, 2017

My viewership of 60 Minutes has been all but nonexistent for more than a decade, but that changed Sunday. On Sunday Norah O’Donnell had an interview with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who made a dramatic return to the public…

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