TPS60: Hail Caesar! Will Facebook and Google Save or Destroy America?

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“If Facebook were a country, it would have the largest population on earth. More than 2.2 billion people, about a third of humanity, log in at least once a month. That user base has no precedent in the history of American enterprise. Fourteen years after it was founded, in Zuckerberg’s dorm room, Facebook has as many adherents as Christianity.” – The New Yorker, Sept. 17, 2018

Researchers from MIT and The New Yorker are now beginning to ask the same questions about Facebook and Google that we have been asking for years. This is a program you simply cannot miss.

Resources:
Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? The New Yorker
How Obama Used Big Data to Rally Voters, Part 1, MIT Technology Review, 2012
Technology is Threatening Our Democracy. How Do We Save It?, MIT Technology Review, 2018
Leaked Video: Google Leadership Dismayed Reaction to Trump Election

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Shall the Circle be Unbroken? (The Circle, Part 2) on The Public Square®
Breaking Free (The Circle, Part 3) on The Public Square®
The Circle — Closing In (Part 4) on The Public Square®
We the Distracted…on The Public Square®

Release Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

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