How has the internet splintered our democracy? | Ramesh Srinivasan

November 16th, 2019

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Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: - The intention of the internet was not to threaten democracy, but it's becoming clear that's exactly what it's doing. - To fix this problem, we must broaden the scope — politically, socially, and culturally — of who has power and governance over our digital technologies. - The most vulnerable communities should be involved in a solution that can coexist with Silicon Valley. Ramesh Srinivasan is Professor of Information Studies and Design Media Arts at UCLA. He makes regular appearances on NPR, The Young Turks, MSNBC, and Public Radio International, and his writings have been published in the Washington Post, Quartz, Huffington Post, CNN, and elsewhere. He is the author of Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow ( If you're interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner Executive Interviews: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: