MCSI Lecture: Siva Vaidhyanathan: “Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy”

iva VaidhyanathanIn Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It’s an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems.
September 17, 2018