The internet is an amazing creation.
All of the world’s knowledge is at your fingertips. Global leaders’ thoughts flow from their fingers to your ears. Anyone can connect with virtually anyone else, and new opportunities for business and culture evolve almost daily.
But there’s a downside.
Fake news influenced the 2016 US election, and is impacting many other elections globally, former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos said today at Disrupt conference in San Francisco.
It’s also being used to tear our culture apart.
“Our technological capabilities outpace our ability to understand how people will abuse them,” Stamos said.