Democracy Hacked?

Sunday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

Is it possible to foster and protect democracy against the unprecedented triple threat of rampant inequality, the corrosion of public discourse, and the polarizing forces of the internet? In what has been called “a golden age of press harassment, domestic propaganda and coercive efforts to control political debate,” who comprises the fourth estate today—and are they part of the problem or the solution? With reporter and political analyst Farai Chideya, veteran investigative reporter Lowell Bergman, Jehane Noujaim (The Great Hack), author Tim Wu (The Attention Merchants), and Patrick Gaspard (president, Open Society Foundation).


Lowell Bergman
Jehane Noujaim
Tim Wu
Patrick Gaspard
Farai Chideya
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