Like almost all the reflective tech watchers I know, I am worried about what social media is doing to our society. Algorithm-driven polarization, misinformation, hate speech, etc.—all have been exacerbated by our existing social media landscape. So I am of course interested in any attempts to address these issues.
Recently at the Emtech MIT conference, one of the speakers was Frank McCourt—once a prominent Bostonian, then the LA Dodgers owner, now real estate developer, French soccer team owner, and champion of a new Internet. The latter objective is embodied in Project Liberty, the website for which says it “is a visionary initiative to transform how the Internet works, who owns and controls personal data, and who benefits from the digital economy.“
Read the full article on Forbes here.