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Insurrection could be a turning point for social media

Joan Donovan joins Marketplace Tech podcast to discuss the role of social media in yesterday’s outbreak of violence in D.C.

“It’s unfortunate that platform companies view their technologies as merely conduits for whatever anybody wants to say,” Donovan says. “The problem is, though, they never really built a system that would ensure that people with money and political power wouldn’t use their services to serve their own ends.”

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