Posted October 05, 2018 09:21:18 While many people can access social media via a browser, many others are forced to use a phone or tablet, especially when it comes to online privacy.
Fox News anchor Bret Baier spoke with ABC News Digital Editor Chris Isidore about the issues with that situation.
Isidore: In your opinion, do you think we’re a digital-first society?
Baier: I think we’ve been a digital society, and I think that is true in some respects.
But there are things we can and should do differently.
I think a lot of times, in some ways, the more we embrace digital technology, the less of a need we have for a paper trail.
Isidores statement came on the heels of a Fox News report that said Fox News and its parent company 21st Century Fox may need to move away from paper-based technology, because that has been a real impediment to their ability to make sure they’re keeping the information coming.
Isadore: We’re all concerned about this because we’re living in an era where people are more and more sharing their information.
We’re not doing that as much as we used to.
Baier said that, while he doesn’t think a paper-only society would be as good as digital-only, he did think it would be better to be able to get all of that information to you online.
Isidenore: It’s a tough conversation to have.
We are a digital news company, and we’re going to continue to innovate to make it even better.
Baier said he is personally opposed to that.
Isidenore said he feels like his personal privacy is at stake when it came to social media.
Baiers statement comes on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the FBI’s mass surveillance of social media users.
Baiers tweets at his followers and uses Twitter’s API to provide the company’s own analytics.
The FBI has been accused of collecting metadata on every tweet and post on Twitter in an effort to build a comprehensive dossier of users’ online activity.
A few weeks ago, The Washington Post reported that the FBI is using Twitter’s data to track down people with connections to terrorists and criminals, and that the bureau has access to the private information of thousands of Twitter users.
Isisidore said that his tweet about privacy was a direct quote from the FBI.
The company has not responded to a request for comment.