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What If Regulating Facebook Fails?

It seems increasingly likely that antitrust and content moderation tools aren’t up to the task. Here’s what we do next. Article by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan. Image from Shutterstock.

Wired

What is at stake with Nikole Hannah-Jones being denied tenure

Unlike her white predecessors, Hannah-Jones will be offered a five-year term without tenure. Here’s why that matters. Opinion by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan.

The Guardian

The New Nightmare Scenario for the Media

It’s worse than the old nightmare scenario. Opinion by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan. 

Slate

Facebook is pretending it cares how its platform affects the world

The reality is that Trump used Facebook most effectively as an organizing and fundraising tool, not as a platform for ‘posting.’ Opinion by Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan. 

The Guardian

Podcast: The Poisoned Fruit of Facebook

Lab Director Siva Vaidhyanathan joins the podcast Tel Aviv Review to discuss the challenges Facebook poses for both society and democracy. Image from Shutterstock.

TLV1 - Tel Aviv Review

The Year Journalism Starts Paying Reparations

Lab faculty Meredith Clark on the idea of reparative journalism: “Reparative journalism is explicit in its commitment to doing the work of racial justice, and by extension — without apology — socia

NiemanLab

PBS could help rebuild trust in US media

Columbia Journalism Review

Q&A: A closer look at social media's role in the GameStop stock surge

Media Lab faculty member Lana Swartz addresses the role of social media in the GameStop stock frenzy.

UVA Today

Making Sense of the Facebook Menace

Can the largest media platform in the world ever be made safe for democracy? By Siva Vaidhyanathan

The New Republic

Politics, not public good, will guide what we know about Trump’s health

That’s the lesson of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s serious heart attack - perspective by lab faculty member William I. Hitchcock. 

Washington Post

Is Facebook bad for democracy?

How the social media platform is poisoning politics around the world. Audio with Siva Vaidhyanathan. 

BBC News

7 NEW UVA PODCASTS WORTH A LISTEN

There’s nothing like listening to a thought-provoking podcast, especially during the times we’re living in today.

UVA Today

“How Did We Get Here?” UVA Podcast Explores the Rise of Illiberalism

New podcast by the Deliberative Media Lab featured historian Will Hitchcock and lab director Siva Viadhyanathan as they explore the issues challenging Democracy worldwide. 

Inside A&S

There’s No Such Thing As a Tech Expert Anymore

Members of Congress clearly don’t understand the tech companies they’re supposed to regulate. But neither does anyone else. By Lab Director, Siva Vaidhyanathan. 

Wired

America is not prepared for schools opening this fall. This will be bad.

We’re just weeks from schools opening, and they aren’t ready. Parents, children, teachers – everyone will be affected. By Lab Director, Siva Vaidhyanathan. 

The Guardian

The economy v our lives? It's a false choice, and a deeply stupid one

Lab director, Siva Vaidhyanathan, on the US economy being back to full-speed by Easter.

The Guardian

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