• Show Notes

In this special episode from the CAFE Insider podcast, Joyce asks prominent technology investor Roger McNamee about the threat Facebook poses to democracy, and what happened when he confronted Mark Zuckerberg following the 2016 election.

They discuss McNamee’s mentorship of Zuckerberg, how that relationship fell apart after Facebook changed its business model to maximize profit, and what can still be done to protect the public from exploitative technologies.  They also dig into McNamee’s vision for a regulatory agency in the mold of the Food and Drug Administration to monitor technology and social media, and why McNamee considers himself an “accidental investor” after first setting out to become a musician.

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