Former Facebook and Google Employees to Fight What They Built

Posted by Peter Rudin on 16. February 2018 in News

A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.

The new Center for Humane Technology includes an unprecedented alliance of former employees of some of today’s biggest tech companies.

The new group plans to begin lobbying for laws to curtail the power of big tech companies. It will initially focus on two pieces of legislation: a bill that would commission research on technology’s impact on children’s health, and a bill which would prohibit the use of digital bots without identification.

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