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Roger McNamee
Roger McNamee

Roger McNamee

Investor & Venture Capitalist

Roger McNamee has spent 35 years investing in the technology industry. He is a co-founder of three firms: Integral Capital Partners, Silver Lake Partners, and Elevation Partners. An early investor in Facebook, he served as a mentor to Mark Zuckerberg from 2006 to 2009. He is the author of “The New Normal,” a regular commentator on CNBC and MSNBC, and a touring musician. He holds four patents related to broadcasting live video to cell phones.

 

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Roger McNamee argues, “Facebook and Google are the most powerful companies in the global economy. Part of their appeal to shareholders is that their gigantic advertising businesses operate with almost no human intervention. Algorithms can be beautiful in mathematical terms, but they are only as good as the people who create them. In the case of Facebook and Google, the algorithms have flaws that are increasingly obvious and dangerous.”

Monday, January 1, 2018

According to Roger McNamee, “The same tools that make Facebook so addictive for users and so effective for advertisers are dangerous in the hands of bad actors. And thanks to automation, Facebook cannot currently prevent harm. It will happen again and again until Facebook takes aggressive action.”

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Roger McNamee argues, “The threat from internet platform monopolies should be a top concern. For the sake of restoring balance to our lives and hope to our politics, it is time to disrupt the disrupters.”

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Roger McNamee argues, “The sad truth is that Facebook and Alphabet have behaved irresponsibly in the pursuit of massive profits. They have consciously combined persuasive techniques developed by propagandists and the gambling industry with technology in ways that threaten public health and democracy.”

Friday, June 8, 2018

“Facebook, for all the good it does and all the beautiful things that go on inside the product, Facebook has become a real threat to democracy. I think it's become a threat to civil liberties around the world and to civil rights in many parts of the United States.”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

“Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners co-founder and early Facebook advisor, gives his views on just how much the data scandal will hurt Facebook and why the tech giant needs to take this breach of trust more seriously.”

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Roger McNamee argues, “The problem that we face I think as a country - in fact, that the world faces - is that we adopted these products to the point where more than 2 billion people use them regularly. We adopted them without really fully understanding that there was a dark side.”

Saturday, January 20, 2018