Reddit pulls back chat rooms after angering moderators

Reddit pulls back chat rooms after angering moderators

“Reddit’s users, moderators and communities are at the core of every product decision we make, and our intention in rolling out ‘Start Chatting’ was to give Redditors a new avenue to connect with each other during these difficult times. Given the issues and concerns expressed by our users and moderators throughout the last 24 hours,…

Ad Dollars Keep Flowing Into Google and Facebook—for Now

Ad Dollars Keep Flowing Into Google and Facebook—for Now

Back in April 2018, as public outrage over the Cambridge Analytica scandal neared its zenith, Mark Zuckerberg sat before Congress for a marathon two-day hearing. One of the most memorable interactions came when Republican senator Orrin Hatch asked Zuckerberg how Facebook could possibly sustain a business model that doesn’t charge users for its services.“Senator, we…

What Singapore Can Tell the World About Personal Liberty

What Singapore Can Tell the World About Personal Liberty

In mid-January I returned to the US from a visit home to Singapore, where people were already worried about the novel coronavirus spreading in China. All through February, it was bizarre to observe business as usual in the US. Western media reports mostly critiqued the authoritarian lockdown measures implemented by China—the same measures that have…