Do technology platforms need to take more responsibility?
Sree Vijaykumar
Sree Vijaykumar
From the Editor's Desk
"But we are only a technology platform" is an excuse that will no longer work for companies like Facebook, Twitter and Uber that claim to be 'platforms'. For years, Silicon Valley's biggest companies have been telling us they plan to reshape our lives online and off. But 2016 was the year that we really started taking those claims seriously. And now, in a world where Donald Trump can ascend to the highest office buoyed by fake news and 5 a.m. tweetstorms, and platforms like Uber and Airbnb have shown themselves vulnerable to the whims of some prejudiced users, there's an emerging expectation of accountability for the platforms that are reshaping our world daily. More here

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