Laissez-faire or policing social networks?

June 3, 2020


The debate between Twitter and Facebook on whether they should police the content of posts is need to be understood in the context of 

  1. the mechanisms social network companies use to rank contributions and disseminate information

  2. the specificity of US regulation of publishers and media content providers

I wrote three articles (in French) in Libération and La Libre Belgique in 2016-19 that help to shed some light. 


Libération in 2016: Des algorithmes dangereux pour le débat démocratique


Libération in 2018: Et si on réinitialisait les réseaux sociaux ?


La Libre Belgique in 2019: Stop à l'anarchie sur les réseaux sociaux


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