Et Tu Google & Facebook?


If Google and Facebook built systems that are easily manipulated by hackers, Russian or otherwise, to what extent are they morally, though perhaps not legally, responsible for what happened during the 2016 election?

Perhaps in too many ways, the technology we worship is analogous to the guns we worship. It provides personalized power but does not provide the means to safely control it. Once it is released into the world, the developers and manufacturers take no responsibility for the outcome.

We know we need gun control. Maybe we need something similar for the internet. I know that’s a scary thought, but like with gun control, we either live with the repercussions of no control, or figure out a way to reduce the damage.