Today's Login covers both a return to the office and a return to "The Office."
It's also 1,430 words, a 5-minute read.
Photo: "Axios on HBO"
Marc Benioff, long a critic of Facebook, says that tech CEOs should be held accountable during a health crisis for providing only truthful information.
The big picture: Giant tech firms were headed into what seemed like a time of heavier scrutiny and regulation before the pandemic hit. It remains to be seen what the environment will look like once we are past the coronavirus.
What he's saying: "Especially during a pandemic, companies need to be held responsible for providing the correct health information to their users," Benioff said, as part of an interview with "Axios on HBO". "And they should not allow or tolerate ... information that is not accurate or maybe that would deceive their users."
"I think CEOs should be held highly accountable for trust and truth."— Marc Benioff
Context: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have struggled mightily amid a flood of misinformation on their platforms. Even with platforms tightening their policies and acting more aggressively, false information and conspiracy theories continue to spread.
Separately, Benioff said corporate America is getting closer to a return to the office, but it won't be a return to normal.
As for when he expects to be back in the office, Benioff said, "I hope that actually we're weeks away from that and not months away."
Context: In an April 26 tweet, Benioff laid out a series of steps necessary for a June 1 return to work, including the widespread availability of both antibody and viral testing.
Yes, but: Benioff also acknowledged that societal norms play a role, too, and that the types of surveillance some countries conduct wouldn't work here.
In a best-case scenario, just half of Americans would participate in a voluntary coronavirus "contact tracing" program tracked with cell phones, according to the latest installment of the Axios-Ipsos Coronavirus Index, Axios' Margaret Talev reports.
Why it matters: A strong contact tracing program — identifying people who have the virus and isolating those who have come into contact with them — is the key to letting other people get back to their lives, according to public health experts.
What they're saying: "The whole concept of American democracy is about local control and civil liberties, individual liberties," said Cliff Young, president of Ipsos U.S. Public Affairs.
For more on how Americans are feeling about the pandemic, as well as our methodology, click here.
Twitter said Monday it will begin labeling coronavirus-related tweets that contain potentially misleading information but don't clearly violate company misinformation policies.
How it works: Twitter said that it may post warning labels on tweets that post misleading information or disputed claims, though it will still remove those with false information and a severe likelihood of causing harm.
Between the lines: The policy is similar to one Twitter has put in place for synthetic and manipulated media, as well as to a rarely used option Twitter has to label posts from elected officials and world leaders that would otherwise be taken down for violating the site's rules.
Now, I love "The Office." I've seen every episode many, many times. So many times that, to be honest, I can now only watch it for a couple hours per day before I get a bit bored.
What's happening: I'm thrilled to report that a group is now turning each episode into a Slack chat. According to The Verge, the project began before the pandemic, but it seems like it was made for just this moment, when none of us are in the office and we all need more of "The Office."
Yes, but: My partner hates "The Office" and doesn't use Slack, so clearly this is not for everyone.
Bottom line: Bears. Beets. "Battlestar Galactica." (Plus threaded comments.)
This fox is a paper thief.