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Ben Smith: Social Media & Responsible Coronavirus Coverage

NY Times Media Columnist and former head of Buzzfeed News, Ben Smith, speaks with Ian Bremmer over Zoom, and rates the job social media companies are doing in the battle against coronavirus-related disinformation.

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Combat online bullying with troll scores?

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses combating cyberbullying, CCPA and tech "fashion":

What is a "troll score" and is it a realistic way to combat online bullying?

Something that Kayvon Beykpour, head of product at Twitter and I talked about, and the thought was: Twitter doesn't give you a lot of disincentives to be a jerk online. But what if there were a way to measure how much of a jerk someone is and put it right in their profile? Wouldn't that help? I think it's a pretty good idea. Though, you can see the arguments against it.

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Inside Facebook's Crazy 15 Months: Tech in 60 Seconds

What was the craziest thing to happen inside Facebook in the last 15 months?

Funny you should ask, because I just wrote 12,000 words with Fred Vogelstein about all the crazy things that happened at Facebook in the last year and a half. The craziest was the fight with Instagram. A combination of jealousy, resentment, and anger led to a major breakup and the departure of the founders of Instagram in September.

Did Jack Dorsey help or hurt Twitter at TED this week?

I think he hurt it. He gave one of his deeply thoughtful, introspective interviews. We're getting kind of used to them but at this point I think the public reaction was, "OK, enough about feeling deeply about this. Let's change the platform!"

Can 3D point clouds help rebuild Notre Dame?

Yes. One of the good things inside this horrible tragedy is there's been a lot of really sophisticated imagery of what was burned down and now maybe it will be easier to rebuild.



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Facebook's Privacy Manifesto: Tech in 60 Seconds

Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new privacy manifesto this week, but will it really change the way Facebook operates?

It's Tech in 60 Seconds with Nicholas Thompson!


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