A doorbell company owned by Amazon wants to start producing “crime news” and it’ll definitely end well
Because what good is a panopticon if you can't generate some clicks?
I wrote about how Amazon's doorbell company
is, um, hiring a managing editor? To oversee crime reporting? More importantly, it's about what happens when coverage of crime is done by institutions that have a financial incentive to make you afraid.
This chart says a lot. Crime rates keep going down, but the public's perception (lower-right corner) is that crime is getting worse. (Though it's not evenly distributed - right-wing people are 2x more likely to believe crime is getting worse)
No this won't end badly. Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to tech: A doorbell company owned by Amazon wants to start producing “crime news” and it’ll definitely end well