What Did Silicon Valley Do to Democracy and the Media?
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What Did Silicon Valley Do to Democracy and the Media? A Conversation with Franklin Foer and Nate Persily
FRANKLIN FOER is a national correspondent at the Atlantic, where he writes about politics and culture. For seven years, he edited the New Republic, widely regarded as the flagship magazine for American liberalism.
NATE PERSILY is the James B. McClatchy Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, with appointments in the departments of Political Science and Communication. He is a 2017-18 fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.
LUCY BERNHOLZ (Moderator) is a Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Director of the Digital Civil Society Lab.
Video Excerpt #2 (Franklin Foer on the connection between journalism revenue and Facebook traffic.)
Video Excerpt #3 (Nate Persily on the threat that the Internet poses to democracy.)
Video Excerpt #4 (Franklin Foer on his approach to writing a book about Big Tech.)