McNamee began his Silicon Valley investing career in 1982. He was an early investor in Facebook and an advisor to Mark Zuckerberg. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe.
Facebook Will Not Fix Itself
Five years ago, I embarked on a mission to help Facebook change its culture, business model and algorithms. I had been involved with the company in its early days as an adviser and investor. Since...By Roger McNamee October 7, 2021
An Open Letter to Tim Cook
Silicon Valley investor and tech activist Roger McNamee is frustrated that Apple does not appear to recognize how vulnerable it is in a changing political landscapeBy Roger McNamee September 9, 2021
The Biden Administration Must Focus on Antitrust
President Biden faces challenges greater than any president since FDR. The country is struggling with a deadly pandemic that has shaken the economy and exposed its structural flaws. His political opponents refuse to engage with...By Roger McNamee April 2, 2021
Facebook's "Oversight Board" Is a Sham
Online violence leads to real world violence. The January 6th storming of the U.S. Capitol and the role of social media in helping coordinate the riots was not a surprise and the emerging details show...By Roger McNamee and Maria Ressa January 28, 2021
The Facebook Antitrust Case Is a Vital First Step. But More Needs to Happen
On Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission and the attorneys general of 48 states and territories filed antitrust cases against Facebook. The state case is broader than the FTC’s, but both call for unwinding Facebook’s acquisitions...By Roger McNamee December 11, 2020
Big Tech Needs To Be Regulated. Here's How.
Recent months have seen mounting evidence that the algorithmic spread of hate speech, disinformation, and conspiracy theories by major internet platforms has undermined America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also increased political polarization...By Roger McNamee July 29, 2020
Moderation Won't Fix Social Media's Problems
If the United States wants to protect democracy and public health, it must acknowledge that internet platforms are causing great harm and accept that executives like Mark Zuckerberg are not sincere in their promises to...By Roger McNamee June 24, 2020
Facebook Cannot Fix Itself. But Trump's Effort to Reform Section 230 Is Wrong
In a week that saw the official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States surpass 100,000, when the number of applications for unemployment insurance exceeded 40 million and Americans were protesting in...By Roger McNamee June 4, 2020
I Mentored Mark Zuckerberg. I Loved Facebook. But I Can't Stay Silent About What's Happening.
I am really sad about Facebook. I got involved with the company more than a decade ago and have taken great pride and joy in the company's success ... until the past few months. Now...By Roger McNamee January 17, 2019
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