Future Forward #339

Today – the battle between free speech and civilized speech . Twitter says posting about Trump’s Death is off-limits. Then Facebook pushes back on the Netflix Film The Social Dilemma. And… New York, is it ‘dead’ or Poised for a rebound? Jerry Seinfeld and 11 Top VC’s discuss. I’m Alexa Scordato. And this is Future Forward. And I’m Steven Rosenbaum, Let’s Launch!

What is civil speech?

Part 1 – Twitter Fights Back

Twitter Says You Cannot Tweet That You Hope Trump Dies From COVID

https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3zynw/twitter-says-you-cannot-tweet-that-you-hope-trump-dies-from-covid

Senate panel secures top tech CEO testimony for Oct. 28

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/02/senate-panel-secures-top-tech-ceo-testimony-for-oct-28-425597

Twitter is building ‘Birdwatch,’ a system to fight misinformation by adding more context to tweets

Part 2 – Facebook on the defensive 

Facebook rebuts ‘The Social Dilemma,’ a popular Netflix documentary

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/02/facebook-rebuts-the-social-dilemma-popular-netflix-documentary.html

Facebook moderators at Accenture are being forced back to the office, and many are scared for their safety

https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/1/21497789/facebook-content-moderators-accenture-return-office-coronavirus?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4

Democratic Party leaders are “banging their head against the wall” after private meetings with Facebook on election misinformation

https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/10/1/21497453/facebook-democrats-2020-election-misinformation?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4

Part 3 Tech + NYC 

11 Top VCs Discuss the Future of New York Startups

Jerry Seinfeld Vs. “The Putz” Round 2: “A Real New Yorker” Had To Defend The City, Comedian Says

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