Pushing for Facebook regulation, helping in Afghanistan, showcasing legacy of ‘Star Trek’

“I really think Facebook, and particularly Mark Zuckerberg, recognize that you can't be on top forever, but they want to try as long as they can,” says Mike Isaac, technology correspondent for the New York Times. Photo by Shutterstock.

Today Frances Haugen, a former product manager for Facebook, testified before a Senate committee, arguing that the social media company needs to be regulated. “As long as Facebook is operating in the shadows, hiding its research from public scrutiny, it is unaccountable. Until the incentives change, Facebook will not change. Left alone, Facebook will continue to make choices that go against the common good,” she said.

Press Play also looks at the feasibility of ending offshore drilling in Southern California, following the oil spill off the coast of Orange County.

One Santa Monica-based doctor is trying to help with the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Afghanistan after the Taliban gained control there.

And Star Trek fans can check out a new exhibition dedicated to the original series at the Skirball Cultural Center.