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PODCAST 50: Nadim Kobeissi Discusses Facebook's Coming Cryptocurrency

PODCAST 50: Nadim Kobeissi Discusses Facebook's Coming Cryptocurrency

Nadim Kobeissi, a professor at NYU and director of a cryptography consulting firm, tells Jonathan Kay about the risks posed by Libra, Facebook’s new cryptocurrency. Professor Kobeissi recently wrote about Libra for Quillette.   Image: Courtesy of Symbolic Software.

Quillette
Quillette
Cryptocurrency
NARRATED: Watching My Own Excommunication—on a Facebook Video by Sky Gilbert

NARRATED: Watching My Own Excommunication—on a Facebook Video by Sky Gilbert

Greg Ellis reads Watching My Own Excommunication—on a Facebook Video, Sky Gilbert’s essay about being expelled from a theater company that he founded for being insufficiently woke. It was published in Quillette on 1st June 2019.

Quillette
Quillette
Buddies
Against Big Tech Viewpoint Discrimination

Against Big Tech Viewpoint Discrimination

This week, YouTube decided American conservative “shock jock” commentator Steven Crowder broke the rules of their Partner Program. Since YouTube is privately owned, shouldn’t principled free market advocates support the company’s right to purge videos Silicon Valley finds triggering, even if a disproportionate number are created by conservative

James D. Miller
James D. Miller
Facebook
The Moral Panic Behind Internet Regulation

The Moral Panic Behind Internet Regulation

This is a contribution to “Who Controls the Platform?”—a multi-part Quillette series. Submissions related to this series may be directed to pitch@quillette.com. In the present era of growing polarization, one thing that people from across the political spectrum now agree on is their dislike of Big Tech.

Matthew Lesh
Matthew Lesh
Europe
Quillette Podcast 17 – Former Facebook engineer Brian Amerige on the company's ambivalence towards free speech

Quillette Podcast 17 – Former Facebook engineer Brian Amerige on the company's ambivalence towards free speech

Quillette‘s Jonathan Kay talks to Brian Amerige, a former software engineer at Facebook, about the company’s content moderation policy and why it is making a mistake in trying to prohibit hate speech.

Quillette
Quillette
Content moderation
Facebook Has a Right to Block 'Hate Speech'—But Here’s Why It Shouldn’t

Facebook Has a Right to Block 'Hate Speech'—But Here’s Why It Shouldn’t

The article that follows is the first instalment of “Who Controls the Platform?”—a multi-part Quillette series authored by social-media insiders. Our editors invite submissions to this series, which may be directed to pitch@quillette.com. In late August, I wrote a note to my then-colleagues at Facebook about the

Brian Amerige
Brian Amerige
Facebook