Like any powerful tool or in this case research methodology, there is a responsibility to act ethically, or morally, acknowledging that ethics and morals are themselves subjective.
The consequence of believing in the myth that data (or AI) is neutral, is that it discourages people from asking what agenda that data serves, or what biases it may have.
Facebook has a meta problem. They lack the critical distance and proper governance to understand their power or their problems. The problem with their problems is not just that they fail to appreciate them, but that they are arguably not in a position to understand them at all.
I’ve long argued that social media creators (and users) need a union or guild or some kind of collective organizing organization. It is essential that existing labour organizations expand into areas of their industries or sectors that are digital.
Digital technology has not only transformed our relationship with privacy, it also changes our understanding of the concept as a whole. Our definition of privacy is being eroded, there’s reason to believe that our privacy is actually being renewed, and strengthened.