Answers from Activism and Academia
The Facebook Files — a collection of stories published at the Wall Street Journal based on hundreds of pages of leaked documents from inside Facebook — is one of the greatest exposés of Big Tech yet produced. Over the course of its first five articles, it details the internal machinations of Facebook, the company’s awareness of how its business model contributes to user harms, and its decisions to do nothing.
The implications of the Facebook Files resonate in the worlds of both activism and law. The first panel, The Activists, will discuss the ongoing ability for people inside and outside technology companies to participate in shaping the space that is shaping them. The second panel, The Academics, will discuss the social and legal changes that need to take place to make technology better and safer.
Please join us for this timely and expert discussion spanning the worlds of activism, and academia.
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 (online, Yale ISP)
6:00 p.m.–7:25 p.m. ET Panel I: The Activists
7:30–9:00 p.m. ET Panel II: The Academics