Where Should Tech Draw The Line?
In the wake of recent controversial events, exemplified by the violence in Charlottesville, many tech companies have become the “reluctant arbiter of the line where free speech crosses into hate speech”, as NBC describes. With the current political theater shining a light on these deep-rooted issues, companies and organizations feel pressured to define what they stand for.
This dilemma poses the question: How involved should tech companies and organizations be in deciding the moral standard between hate speech and freedom of speech?
We’ll reveal our survey results via social media in the next week, when you can then compare your views with those in our community. Consider sharing this newsletter with a colleague, we’d be interested to know their opinion.
Welcome new sf.citi Board Member, Michael Matthews
sf.citi is excited to welcome Michael Matthews, California Director of Public Policy at Facebook, to our Board of Directors. With over 30 years of campaign, political, and grassroots organizing experience, Michael will bring another thoughtful and experienced voice to the table. We are glad to call Facebook a partner in our efforts to connect tech and the San Francisco community. sf.citi looks forward to working closely with Michael and Facebook!
Welcome new member: Alaska Airlines
We are thrilled to announce the addition of our newest sf.citi member, Alaska Airlines. With the addition of over 100+ more flights a day from the Bay Area, Alaska Airlines will be maintaining their regional corporate office here in the Bay. Dedicated to supporting education and embracing the diverse cultures among the communities where they fly, we are proud to announce that Alaska Airlines has joined our Circle the Schools partnership for this upcoming school year. We can’t wait to see the amazing work you and your employees accomplish in the San Francisco community. Welcome to the sf.citi family, Alaska Airlines!