In his first public policy statement since taking on a larger role at Alphabet, Sundar Pichai wrote a Financial Times editorial about artificial intelligence. Facial recognition and deepfakes are two of the immediate concerns. Read more.
Online wedding planning platforms are embracing a civil rights advocacy point of view in removing Southern plantations from their websites. Read more here.
Vet carefully. Despite purges and a big shakeup two years ago, there’s still an active marketplace for selling and buying Twitter followers. More here.
Cool tool: Social media cheat sheet for 2020 and half a dozen updates in a rundown of enhancements from the major platforms. Click here.
People and places (including outer space) in the news this week. Who and what did we miss? Send us your news. More here.