SEMAFOR Technology Highlights Release of “OUR BIGGEST FIGHT”

Mar 13 Semafor Reed Albergotti

Billionaire Frank McCourt, with the help of journalist Michael Casey, is out with a new book on what social media has wrought on society. 

In Our Biggest Fight, McCourt argues that users have essentially become serfs of big tech companies like Meta, Google owner Alphabet and Apple, which have created a digital feudalist system. His answer: Decentralized Social Networking Protocol, which helps users take back control over their digital identities and data. McCourt says such a move would be good for our well being and for our democracy. Whether it’s actually a solution and even realistic, it’s a provocative concept as we grapple with how AI will change our lives.

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