Craig Newmark

Founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Here’s why I do what I do…

Via Mr. and Mrs. Levin in Sunday School:

  • treat people like you want to be treated
  • know when enough is enough
  • the Ninth Commandment tells us to fight "false witness", that is, disinformation
  • I am my brother's keeper and I am my sister's keeper

Via Mr. Schulzki in US history and civics:

  • a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy
  • rule of law
  • everyone is equal under law

Via Marshall McLuhan:

“World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation.” 

Via vets & military families:

“Information war? That's your fight.”

From communications advisors:

“This is going to hurt.”

Via Leonard Cohen:

I'm sentimental, if you know what I mean
I love the country but I can't stand the scene
I'm neither left or right
I'm just staying home tonight
Getting lost in that hopeless little screen.

But I'm stubborn as those garbage bags.
That time cannot decay.
I'm junk, but I'm holding up
This little wild bouquet:
Democracy is coming
To the USA.
To the USA.

Via The Batman:

Maybe I'm not the nerd you want.
But I'm the nerd you got.