Social Airbag


Rod Favaron


Social networks were under fire in 2017 following foreign interference of the 2016 US election. While the networks worked to build platforms to connect the world, they missed how bad actors could exploit them.

Markets with innovation hit drawbacks. The car revolutionized transportation in the 20th century but lacked safety. Seatbelts and airbags allowed the car to continue innovating while remaining safe for the rider. We will discuss how the networks are creating the social media airbag.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session