By Katina Z. Jones of Round Table Companies
A Note from the Editor: This article is the first in a series of topical commentary pieces where opinions are curated from the Conscious Capitalism community.
Data breaches involving millions of people’s personal information.
Suicides being broadcast live.
Social injustice, captured and shared immediately around the world—bringing immediate outcry and support for the aggrieved.
Hate messages from a terrorist group.
Fake news designed to influence opinions—and possibly votes.
On Facebook, the drama unfolds every second and quickly multiplies—sometimes beyond our human capacity to comprehend its speed.
The social media giant has spearheaded connecting people around the world, but it also raises questions around the boundaries and responsibilities of free speech. A recent Fortune Data Sheet examined “Why Facebook Should Be Liable for What It Publishes,” and the piece raises some interesting questions: How much should be shared? How can we trust what we are reading or sharing? And, most important, who is ultimately responsible for the integrity of content?