Larry Magid: Social media risks and solutions can be nuanced
One of my favorite phrases is “it’s complicated,” because it expresses the fact that many things in life are not as simple as they seem.
That’s especially true when you need to make an important decision. Should you buy or lease your next car – there are advantages and disadvantages to both options. Should a doctor prescribe a particular medicine, having to weigh the benefits against the risks and possible side effects. The list of nuanced decisions is long, ranging from what you should have for dinner to whether to have an operation that could cure you or kill you.
In addition to nuances, there are what I call competing rights. Policymakers and courts are constantly having to make decisions often despite disagreements among each other and their constituencies. Most …
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