Intelligence Squared US: When It Comes to Politics, Is the Internet Closing Our Minds?

Intelligence Squared US: When It Comes to Politics, Is the Internet Closing Our Minds?

Sun, 05/13/2012 - 9:00pm

Pictured: John Donvan

Credit: http://intelligencesquaredus.org/

Does the internet poison politics?

It’s been argued that the rise of “personalization,” the use of algorithms to filter what you see online, and easy access to the like-minded, have served to reinforce our pre-conceptions. Is the information bubble a myth, or is it undermining civic discourse? Is the rise of social media really broadening our world views, or narrowing them? Intelligence Squared U.S. presents Siva Vaidhyanathan and Eli Pariser speaking for the motion and Evgeny Morozov and Jacob Weisberg arguing against the motion. Moderated by John Donvan, Intelligence Squared U.S.: When It Comes to Politics, Is the Internet Closing our Minds? airs Sunday, May 13 at 9 p.m. on on AM 1370/FM-HD 91.5-2. 



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