Aug 11, 2017

08/11/2017: Is taking a moral stand good for business?

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Tech companies have had to grapple with some big moral issues as of late. Recently, Airbnb reportedly deactivated the accounts of users planning to attend a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Virginia. On today's show, we'll chat with University of…

Segments From this episode

Airbnb closes accounts linked to white supremacy rally

Aug 11, 2017
The company said it goes against its terms of service.
Carl Court/Getty Images

Tech companies have had to grapple with some big moral issues as of late. Recently, Airbnb reportedly deactivated the accounts of users planning to attend a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. Virginia. On today’s show, we’ll chat with University of Maryland professor Dana Fisher about whether the company is allowed to do something like this, and whether it’s good for a business’ bottom line to make a big political stand. Afterwards, we’ll play this week’s Silicon Tally with Saron Yitbarek, founder of the Code Newbie podcast.

Listening makes you smarter…
donating makes it all possible.

Our mission is to raise the economic intelligence of the country, exploring the intersection of the economy, tech, and our daily lives. As a nonprofit news organization, we count on your support – now more than ever before.

Secure the future of public service journalism today when you become a Marketplace Investor.

Raise a glass to Marketplace!

Just $7/month gets you a limited edition KaiPA pint glass. Plus bragging rights that you support independent journalism.
Donate today to get yours!