- Jan 2019
Do we want technology to keep giving more people a voice, or will traditional gatekeepers control what ideas can be expressed?
Part of the unstated problem here is that Facebook has supplanted the "traditional gatekeepers" and their black box feed algorithm is now the gatekeeper which decides what people in the network either see or don't see. Things that crazy people used to decry to a non-listening crowd in the town commons are now blasted from the rooftops, spread far and wide by Facebook's algorithm, and can potentially say major elections.
I hope they talk about this.