It’s Time For Social Media Platforms to Grow Up


I wrote this op ed piece for Digital Trends, where I am on the board, on June 1 2020. It was partially motivated by President Donald Trump’s attack on Twitter and Facebook but more significantly by the use and abuse of those platforms by a wide range of fringe groups. In this age of deep fakes, bots and trolls, we are all hard pressed to responsibly evaluate the information that is being shown to us on these platforms. Google, Facebook. Twitter and YouTube need to invest more time, effort and money in ensuring that there is fairness and transparency in the dialog on their platforms.