What is social media doing to society?

Yasmin Green, Jigsaw at Google and Martin Giles, MIT Technology Review

We urgently need to deepen our understanding of how social media platforms are being weaponized–and to find technological solutions to counter this trend. MIT Technology Review's Martin Giles and Yasmin Green of Jigsaw explore this topic.

Yasmin Green, Director of Research and Development, Jigsaw at Google

Yasmin Green is the director of research and development for Jigsaw, a technology incubator within Alphabet that focuses on solving global security challenges through technology. Yasmin was previously head of strategy and operations for Google Ideas, the precursor of Jigsaw. She received her BS in economics from University College London and her MS in management from the London School of Economics and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Yasmin was also a member of the 1996 England Junior Women’s National Basketball team.

Martin Giles, San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

Martin Giles is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of the MIT Technology Review. Previously, Mr. Giles was a partner at Wing charged with developing the firm’s intellectual capital. He works with his colleagues to develop deep and actionable insights in core areas of interest to Wing and its portfolio companies.

Prior to Wing, Martin was a journalist with The Economist Newspaper and led the paper’s coverage of Silicon Valley. During his 26-year career with The Economist, he also spent a decade as an operating executive running various global businesses and acquiring and managing startups.

Martin is a senior industry fellow at The University of California, Irvine’s Center for Digital Transformation and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on The Future of Electronics. He is also a trustee of a charity that supports young people who want to become business journalists.

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