Danah Boyd (a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and Visiting Professor at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program) looks at how what we see online may be manipulated and concludes:
The tech industry is no longer the passion play of a bunch of geeks trying to do cool shit in the world. It’s now the foundation of our democracy, economy, and information landscape.
We no longer have the luxury of only thinking about the world we want to build. We must also strategically think about how others want to manipulate our systems to do harm and cause chaos.