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The Internet and Democracy

Laurie Taylor analyses the social and political consequences of our digitised world.

The Internet and Democracy: Laurie Taylor analyses the social and political consequences of our digitised world. In light of recent data breach scandals around companies like Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, what does that mean for democracy? Why has the Internet failed to set us free? He's joined by Jamie Bartlett, Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media for Demos, in conjunction with The University of Sussex; Monica Horten, Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science and Will Davies, Reader in Political Economy at Goldsmiths College.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes

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Jamie Bartlett, The People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it), (Ebury Press, 2018)

Will Davies, The Happiness Industry: How the Government & Big Business Sold Us Wellbeing, (Verso, 2015)

Monica Horten, The Closing of the Net, (Polity Press, 2016)

 

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