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Should the government regulate social media? Florida’s new social media bill and the crisis of online governance

On Monday, May 24, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed a new bill into law regulating content moderation and online governance in the state on social media platforms. This bill is the…

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WeeklyTech Podcast Celebrates One Year!

It’s hard to believe that the WeeklyTech podcast just turned one year old! Over this past year, I have had the privilege of interviewing some of our society’s top thinkers and scholars about pressing issues of theology, ethics, and philosophy in our technological society. It has been a real joy to connect with them and hear about their important work.

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Should Facial Recognition Be Used in Policing?

In January 2020, The New York Times broke the story and raised public awareness of a little-known facial recognition startup called Clearview AI, which sells their controversial technology to more than 600 law enforcement agencies and police units around the nation. CEO Hon Ton-That says the benefits of the technology include allowing police to identify criminals quickly and efficiently, often from a single photo uploaded to the service.

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Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean We Should: Thinking Ethically about Technology

This past spring, I had the honor of working with the Colson Center on a couple video explainers as part of their “What Would You Say?” series on Youtube.

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Technology (Still) Can’t Replace In-person Community

As churches begin to gather in person again all around our nation and restrictions begin to ease, many church leaders are wondering how to navigate the challenges and opportunities that technology has brought us in this season. Last summer, I (Jason) hosted a roundtable with friends about the role of technology in the church and much of what they said still rings true today as we hopefully have the worst of this pandemic behind us.

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