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 and is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John is now or has formerly been an Adviser to the Council of Europe, the UN (ITU), the EU and UNICEF. John has advised many of the world's largest technology companies on online child safety. John's skill as a writer has also been widely recognised. http://johncarrcv.blogspot.com
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