WHY IS THE CENTER FOR HUMANE TECHNOLOGY ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
We questioned whether we should do this at all, and have thought about it carefully. Ultimately, we believe that the odds of realigning tech with humanity’s best interests are increased by greater public understanding of the problem and of the solutions we’re working towards. To do that, we need to meet people where they are. Because so many people do spend time on social media, we believe we can do more to change these platforms by being on them, than by abstaining from them.
We’d like to share our approach to social media with you and invite you to hold us accountable to it. There will of course be mistakes made — we’re only human — but we hope to participate in a way that’s thoughtful and substantive to you. As we discover where this document falls short, we will update it and our behavior accordingly.
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