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A giant container ship got stuck in the Suez Canal last week, messing up global commerce, around the time that three Big Tech CEOs went in front of Congress to explain how they messed up everything else in our lives.
• House Hearing on Combating Online Misinformation and Disinformation (March 25, 2021): "The CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified on their companies' efforts to combat misinformation and disinformation on their platforms. Lawmakers from two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees pressed the witnesses on various topics, including government regulation of social media content, each company’s policies on removing content, and protecting children on the internet."
• What Can We Learn from a Big Boat Stuck in a Canal? (Matt Stoller, March 28, 2021): "Just make ships bigger, went the thinking, until a big boat got stuck in a canal, taking down global supply chains with it. It seems so dumb. And it is. ... It's a dumb way to organize a global supply chain system, just as it was dumb to build ships that are too big to fit into canals."
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|Disinformation and a stuck boat: how Big Tech CEOs have us all stuck in a narrow canal|
|Tomaš Dvořák||Game Boy Tune|
|Tim Maughan excerpt||0:08:32 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Congressional hearing excerpts||0:27:52 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|
|Angélique Kidjo||Once In a Lifetime||0:55:41 (MP3 | Pop‑up)|