What obligation do social media platforms have to the greater good?

I think this guy is on point with many of his thoughts and suggestions. He doesn’t use the word “authority” anywhere, but the recognition that we need authority to govern both online and physical spaces crops up a few times in certain words and phrases. He seems to have a basic assumption that the state should be that authority.

I think there should be online spaces for all kinds of different groups, including churches and families, but they will all need authority of one kind or another.


Also worth pointing out:

  1. technology cannot overcome the need for authority (or replace it)
  2. If we are unwilling to do the work of being an authority in these various spheres, that authority will be ceded to Mark Zuckerberg and a random woman in your church.