"There is a huge need and a huge opportunity to get everyone in the world connected, to give everyone a voice and to help transform society for the future." -Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg is just one of the many optimistic entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley who set out to create a free and democratic internet. Yet, this mentality has resulted in many unintended negative consequences, from interference in elections to cyberbullying. Harmful language used online is leading to real-world violence. Are the big tech companies and their investors at fault? Is there any turning back? The New Yorker's Andrew Marantz will discuss this timely conversation and help us explore what we can do about it.