Player

Weekly/September 20, 2018

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

Download Episode //

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


“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

Additional Episodes on The Public Square®:
The Circle (Part 1) on The Public Square®
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

Direct Download of This Episode Available Here

Recent Episodes

A Christmas Thank You

December 9, 2019

Do you enjoy looking at Christmas lights? Who doesn’t, right? Tune in today as we talk about the Light of the World this Christmas season. Topic: Holidays The Public Square® with hosts Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd thepublicsquare.com Air Date:

Read more ›

What Do I Do Now?

December 6, 2019

We get this question a lot here at The Public Square®. “What do I do to make a difference?” Tune in today to hear some answers to this very question.   Topic: Deep Questions The Public Square® with hosts Dave

Read more ›

TPS60: Christmas In America 1946

December 5, 2019

Join us as we re-air one of our favorite editions of Christmas In America. Travel back to 1946 when Harry Truman was President, the most deadly War the world had ever witnessed was finally over, and when Frank Capra pitched

Read more ›

TPS2: George Washington and Fake News

December 5, 2019

Did George Washington have an opinion about fake news? Tune in today on The Public Square® as we talk about it.  Topic: Rediscovering American History  thepublicsquare.com Air Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019   Direct Download of This Episode Available Here

TPS2: The Gospel of Rejection, Part II

December 4, 2019

Ever been on the road late at night and not been able to get a hotel room? Tune in today as we talk about the birth of Jesus on The Public Square®.  Topic: Holidays  thepublicsquare.com Air Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Read more ›

TPS Express: Family Driven Faith with Voddie Baucham, Part I

December 3, 2019

This week on TPS Express we are pulling an interview with Voddie Baucham out of the archive. Voddie Baucham currently serves as Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia. Tune in for 30 minutes today as he

Read more ›

TPS2: The Gospel of Rejection, Part I

December 3, 2019

Why is that Christians always want people to like them? Let’s talk about it today on The Public Square®.  Topic: Holidays  thepublicsquare.com Air Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019   Direct Download of This Episode Available Here

TPS2: Christmas and Public Policy

December 2, 2019

So what does Christmas have to do with public policy? Let’s find out today on The Public Square®.  Topic: Holidays  thepublicsquare.com Air Date: Monday, December 2, 2019   Direct Download of This Episode Available Here