Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
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Don't Be Evil: The Case Against Big Tech by Rana Foroohar

Second paragraph of third chapter:
The images were released by lawmakers who then had a chance to question not the CEOs and decision makers who’d signed off on a business model that allowed such propaganda to be monetized, but their lawyers. As per usual, the top brass at the platforms were eager to deflect and deny any wrongdoing. The companies—not just Facebook, but also Twitter and Google—all claimed that they sent their chief counsels rather than the business decision makers because they were best positioned to respond to queries. But as their congressional testimony makes clear, the attorneys were there to make sure that the CEOs didn’t have to take the fall.
A very thought-provoking book by Financial Times / CNN correspondent Foroohar, which unfortunately I can't really write much about for professional reasons. You can get it here.

I had this on my list as my top unread book by a writer of colour; not really certain that Foroohar is in that category, but anyway am glad to have read it. Next on that pile is Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick, by Zora Neale Hurston.
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