Silicon Valley: The New "Big Brother"?
Venture capitalist Roger McNamee argues that social media companies are responsible for manipulation of users, surveillance, and “brain-hacking.”
Legacy Media or Social Media Undermining Democracy?
The Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism’s Jeff Jarvis and Franklin Foer debate the media’s impact on democracy.
Mirror, Mirror on the Screen
The debaters discuss the “mirror metaphor” and whether social media just reflects human behavior.
Audience Question: Social Media and Voting
How does social media affect voter participation? Roger McNamee responds.
Social Media in China
Digital diplomacy adviser Emily Parker, The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer, and investor Roger McNamee discuss social media’s effects in China.
Audience Question: Social Media as a Tool
Is social media a dangerous tool? Or is it benign? Emily Parker and Roger McNamee debate.
Never Fear, Social Media Is Here
In his closing argument, Jeff Jarvis argues that there’s no reason to fear social media.
Is democracy the will of the majority? Or a commitment to certain rights and liberties? Emily Parker and Franklin Foer debate the meaning of democracy.
The Power of Clickbait
Franklin Foer and Jeff Jarvis discuss Cecil the lion, Barack Obama’s birth certificate, and the power of clickbait.
In his closing argument, Franklin Foer warns that democracy is declining like never before.