Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics & Finance, Director of the Center for Business & Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
In this article for Forbes, where he is a Senior Contributor, Michael highlights the flaws in the defense of Facebook outlined by Nick Clegg, the former British political leader and now Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs and Communications. Michael says: "It also avoids discussion of an essential corrective action the company should take: to bring the moderation of content on its sites in-house rather than outsourcing this essential business function." Michael also highlights a recent report published last month by the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights titled “Who Moderates the Social Media Giants; A Call to End Outsourcing," which seeks to layout a plan for social media giants to mroe effectively monitor incendiary rhetoric and misleading information.
NYU Stern launched the Center for Business and Human Rights in 2013. It offers classes and conducts research into business and human rights challenges, like the role of internet platforms in addressing political disinformation online. The center is also developing a toolkit to help several business schools incorporate human rights into their teaching. “We see our role as helping to equip students with tools and an understanding of challenges, so as to enable them move the needle when they are in leadership positions,” says professor Michael Posner, director of the Center for Business and Human Rights.