New piece over at Slate: “Facebook Doesn’t Need a Chief Ethics Officer”
I’m in Slate this week talking about Facebook and accountability – and pushing back against the idea that a chief ethics officer would go very far in addressing issues of ethics at the company.
From the article:
Without a major culture shift and increased external and regulatory pressure, the possibility that an ethics officer could spark widespread and necessary company reform remains limited.
In other words: You can’t simply shout “more ethics!” within corporate structures that prioritize economic gains and silence ethical voices, and expect change to happen. If ethics is to stand a chance, we need clear and increasingly potent means of holding tech companies accountable for their actions.
Check the full piece out here!
25 Jan 2017 / Anna Lauren