Unfriend: An Insider Reveals How Facebook Uses You and Threatens DemocracySaturday, May 4 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
- Current Affairs
In your pocket, palm or purse, pinging with alerts, lurks a threat to the very integrity of your person and the functioning of democracy around the world. In “Zucked,” Roger McNamee, early investor and advisor for Facebook, a platform used by a third of people on the planet, tells a revelatory story of how Facebook and other platforms that were spawned in the libertarian-influenced Silicon Valley of the 1990s pose profound dangers. Privacy is only part of it. “This isn’t a tech story. It’s not a business story. This is an everybody story,” McNamee has said. Interviewed by Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Washington Post.
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