A new toolkit to help tech companies be more ethical
Sep 4, 2018

A new toolkit to help tech companies be more ethical

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Facebook, Twitter and Google have been invited to Capitol Hill to testify Wednesday in hearings about possible bias on their platforms. The companies have all been pledging to do better in recent months. But their platforms have been used, in some cases, to undermine democracy, incite violence and spread hate speech, among other ills. Jane McGonigal is a game developer and researcher at the Institute for the Future. That group, partnered with others, just released an online toolkit that they call an “ethical operating system.” It includes questions and exercises to help aspiring Googles and Facebooks “not be evil.” Molly Wood spoke with McGonigal about how it could help tech companies create more ethical products. (09/04/18)

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A new toolkit to help tech companies be more ethical

Sep 4, 2018
Tech giants keep struggling to understand how their platforms affect society. A game designer has a new solution.
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Facebook, Twitter and Google have been invited to Capitol Hill to testify Wednesday in hearings about possible bias on their platforms. The companies have all been pledging to do better in recent months. But their platforms have been used, in some cases, to undermine democracy, incite violence and spread hate speech, among other ills. Jane McGonigal is a game developer and researcher at the Institute for the Future. That group, partnered with others, just released an online toolkit that they call an “ethical operating system.” It includes questions and exercises to help aspiring Googles and Facebooks “not be evil.” Molly Wood spoke with McGonigal about how it could help tech companies create more ethical products. (09/04/18)

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