It's here! Improving Social Media report
Our new report feature 42 interviews and a holistic, collective approach for improving social media.
🎉We just put out our report, Improving Social Media: The People, Organizations and Ideas for a Better Tech Future.
Our organization is a unique connective tissue between a diverse range of participants across civil society, government, and industry. We deeply believe that in order to co-create a tech future that we want to live in, we must include more voices and promote greater collaboration and knowledge-sharing. This is all part of our mission, which is building a Responsible Tech pipeline that is diverse, multidisciplinary, and aligned with the public interest.
Improving Social Media: The People, Organizations and Ideas for a Better Tech Future features interviews with 42 experts from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This report was made with the assistance of 100 collaborators. It is a call-to-action for developing a holistic, collective approach to improving social media. We’d love your help in spreading the word! You can download the report below.
"For my part, I would be encouraged to see more people involved with a deep and practical understanding of human psychology and the ways to support our most vulnerable populations."-Dona Bellow, Responsible Innovation Manager, Facebook
"The conundrum is not exactly whether platforms moderate too much or too little. it is more about whether platform policies around moderation are guided by the kinds of considerations that social media companies operating in democratic, decidedly anti-racist societies should prioritize."-Oumou Ly, Staff Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society
"While I'd much rather use the carrot, there are times the stick is definitely needed. And, as expressed through our commitment to safety by design, we absolutely believe that industry has to do better in making their platforms safer, more secure and that they need to be both more transparent and accountable for harms that take place on their platforms."-Julie Inman-Grant, eSafety Commissioner of Australia
"This cannot just be left to technologists to solve and lawyers to debate. Social media has a profound impact on all of society, and we are all stakeholders in the ultimate solutions."-Yael Eisenstat, Democracy activist; former Facebook elections integrity head; former diplomat, intel officer and White House advisor
"The scale of the problems of platform management, especially content moderation, but also cross-cultural complexities, push platforms to look for automated, AI-driven solutions that lack nuance and often punish more users who do not look like a platform's imagined average user."-Amanda Lenhart, Program Director, Health + Data, Data & Society Research Institute
👋Our report suggests a holistic, collective approach to improving social media and puts forward new ideas for the community to build upon.
💡 This report is just a start. Do you have an idea of how we can expand on this? Let’s us know.
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