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Transparency vs. Responsible Journalism

Annie Duke, the professional poker player and Rock Paper Scissors tournament winner, has a new internet show. A recent episode included appearances by Rafe Furst and Jason Calacanis, discussing privacy and responsible journalism in the face of the recent WikiLeaks scandals. Furst framed the debate in game-theoretic terms, arguing that transparency is a good thing for society and “leads to good behavior.” Pointing out that we live in a world of imperfect information, Furst said, “In the current context, when there is imperfect information, an imbalance of information is what creates: A. power …. and B. it sort of creates the conditions under which acts can be viewed as either good or bad, responsible/irresponsible.” [%comments]