It shouldn’t surprise us that there are opportunities for bad actors to damage democracies, says News Corp chief executive Robert Thomson.
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson gives speech on Big Digital
and Google have been put on notice
There is generally an understanding in business that connections lead to partnerships lead to relationships with responsibilities — and that’s the implied social contract, but digital relationships very quickly descended into abusive relationships. Serial cheating, digital denials, haughtiness, smugness, playing content creators for suckers who don’t understand the ecosystem. Allowing rampant piracy, sometimes actually encouraging it; it was core to the business model for some, not all. It’s not a compliant culture — it’s a complaint culture. You complain about the most obvious, egregious, outrageous abuse and these companies may eventually be compliant. But complaint compliance is neither sincere nor a sustainable strategy.