Will Oremus @WillOremus oh-REE-mus. Senior writer for OneZero at @medium: onezero.medium.com/ Previously: @slate. I write about how tech shapes us. DM for Signal. May. 24, 2019 1 min read

You could fill a pumpkin patch with all the straw men in this pro-Big Tech, anti-privacy NYT op-ed.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/opinion/privacy-tech-companies.html 

How is this an actual sentence published in the New York Times? What did the author do to deserve the chance to insert her own bullshit PR copy in the NYT without having to buy an ad?

It's telling that the only people the NYT can find to defend Big Tech's privacy practices are the CEO of a "big data" startup and the VP of Global Affairs for Facebook.

I get that the NYT's privacy project has arguments in favor of tech regulation, and wanted some arguments against it for balance. But if the only people you can find to defend Big Tech are CEOs and PR execs pushing nakedly self-serving talking points, maybe just... don't?


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