Facebook and a lack of transparency

I am trying to imagine how things could get worse for Facebook. I’m having difficulty. Of one thing I am certain, however, things cannot possibly get better without there being some sort of transparency mechanism which has a strong independent element built in. There have been just too many ex post facto hand wringing apologies. We still don’t know anything about how, for example, their so-called “Safety Advisory Board” works, yet we do know that at least one of its members – Childnet International – was recently rewarded with a grant of £500,000. What are we to make of that? For more see an old blog of mine.

About John Carr

John Carr is one of the world's leading authorities on children's and young people's use of digital technologies. He is Senior Technical Adviser to Bangkok-based global NGO ECPAT International, Technical Adviser to the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online, which is administered by Save the Children Italy and an Advisory Council Member of Beyond Borders (Canada). Amongst other things John is or has been an Adviser to the United Nations, ITU, the European Union, the Council of Europe and European Union Agency for Network and Information Security and is a former Board Member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. He is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John has advised many of the world's largest internet companies on online child safety. In June, 2012, John was appointed a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. More: http://johncarrcv.blogspot.com
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