A Business Model for Truth

By editor on February 20, 2018 — 1 min read

It was a broad statement about my reaction to social media in general. And that’s a lot of things, of which Facebook is a part. But there are many other things. The whole context of it is, all of these things in my opinion sit on top of a business model that allows us to conflate, and now confuse, truth and popularity.

And it’s come to a point where, years ago, the context of the stuff that was awkward and uncomfortable would have been cyberbullying. And maybe that was the extent of it. But in 2017 and beyond, I think we all know now, the extent of, that very, very, small percentage of things that may not go right, are much more insidious potentially.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TOnKXBabpM (1:10)

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Editor's Note

These are Chamath Palihapitiya's words. They are probably some of the best thoughts on VC, business, and life, but were scattered around the Internet. They live now in this archive.