A Chief Ethics Office Won’t Fix Facebook’s Problems


“Without a major culture shift and increased external and regulatory pressure, the possibility that an ethics officer could spark widespread and necessary company reform remains limited.

In other words: You can’t simply shout ‘more ethics!’ within corporate structures that prioritize economic gains and silence ethical voices, and expect change to happen. If ethics is to stand a chance, we need clear and increasingly potent means of holding tech companies accountable for their actions.”

(And for their business model to be ethical at its core.)