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The News Archive for Michael Posner

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The News Archive for Michael Posner

Michael Posner

Jerome Kohlberg Professor of Ethics & Finance, Director of the Center for Business & Human Rights

NYU Stern School of Business
New York, NY, USA
2 Feb 2021 | Forbes

Conservative Twitter Trending As Study Claims There Is No Anti-Conservative Bias

"Over the years, we've seen the toxic and damaging real-world effects of violent content run amok on social media, and now we've seen those consequences come home with the January 6 attack on the US Capitol," Michael Posner said. "The January 6 attack should—and must—inspire policymakers to reform our laws and policies relating to online content moderation, starting with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. This is an ambitious agenda that will require bipartisan support."

21 Dec 2020 | NYU Stern School of Business

How Business Can Boost Human Rights In 2021

Michael Posner, Director of the Center for Business & Human Rights at NYU Stern School of Business, discusses 10 key areas where business executives, in cooperation with the incoming Biden Administration, have an opportunity to lead in addressing the core challenges facing American society and the world.

22 Sep 2020 | Forbes

How To Be An Effective Advocate: Lessons Learned From RBG

"In her extraordinary life as a teacher, legal advocate, and judge, Ruth Bader Ginsburg marshaled her formidable intelligence, ability, and perseverance to significantly advance the rights of women, human rights, and the rule of law. As the public focus shifts to contentious debates about choosing her successor, those of us who share her commitment to using the law to advance social change should embrace lessons from her impressive record of accomplishment..."

3 Sep 2020 | Forbes

What Facebook Still Needs To Do About The 2020 Elections

"This week, Facebook announced a series of important changes aimed at countering political disinformation on its platform in the two months leading up to the U.S. election. As the company’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg rightly observed, “This election is not going to be business as usual.” Responding to this reality, the company is taking welcome actions including taking down Russian government sponsored sites, banning new political ads in the week before the election..."

7 Jul 2020 | Forbes

Why Facebook Must Do More To Stamp Out Hate On Its Platforms

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. 

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