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Welcome to your weekend newsletter, packed with good reads. – Martin from Big Revolution
 
March 2 · Issue #361 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to your weekend newsletter, packed with good reads.
– Martin from Big Revolution

Big things you need to know today
Big weekend reads
“Men Are Scum”: Inside Facebook’s War on Hate Speech “Men Are Scum”: Inside Facebook’s War on Hate Speech
Vanity Fair takes an inside look at the challenges it has with moderating speech. “The company blew it on privacy and fake news. Can it do better against trolls and racists?”
America’s Cities Are Running on Software From the ’80s
Archaic software runs more of the world than you’d think. “The only place in San Francisco still pricing real estate like it’s the 1980s is the city assessor’s office. Its property tax system dates back to the dawn of the floppy disk. City employees appraising the market work with software that runs on a dead programming language and can’t be used with a mouse.”
Why Tech Platforms Need to Be Built on Journalistic Values
Flipboard’s editorial lead argues that more tech platforms should employ journalists at a much earlier stage than most do.
'You have specialist swim lanes': Publishers struggle to woo and keep platform tech talent
Meanwhile, the reverse of the above – media companies hiring tech talent – can have its own challenges.
Early startups: the journalists’ view
VC firm Forward Partners asked me and others for our views on the early-stage startup scene in the UK right now.
That’s all for today...
Back on Monday with a full weekday edition. Have a good weekend!
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