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If one Gates wasn’t enough, proselytizing his ideas on anything from technology to education to viruses – there’s another.
The wife of Bill Gates, Melinda, revealed for Axios on HBO that she is extremely unhappy with the state of social media today, which she accuses of spreading disinformation, and warns they might be in for “a reckoning.”
Her dissatisfaction with what’s allowed on the internet these days in terms of speech is driven by personal reasons, as Bill Gates, although a darling of corporate media, often comes under fire on social media for his policies and ideas around the coronavirus pandemic.
Melinda Gates suggests that this criticism qualifies for disinformation and conspiracy theories, while those platforms who are not agile enough in censoring such unwanted content should be held accountable “by society.”
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But Gates, who also brings up the talking point of allowing political ads on social networks, doesn’t think the job of making these companies undergo “some reckoning” should “get done” now, amid the epidemic.
It is not clear why Gates thinks the timing is not right – but it does sound like she’s cautioning tech …
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