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And this isn’t about letting people with viewpoints that you or me might find offensive have a platform. What these companies (Facebook) have done is created a business model where the most incendiary, upsetting, controversial, and oftentimes false and damaging things get more oxygen than they deserve because we are a tribal species and when people say things that are upsetting we tend to engage.
Excerpt from Fast Company interview with outspoken NYU professor Scott Galloway who doesn’t mince words about our favorite social network and the government’s failure to regulate it. Read in full