'Intelligence Squared' Debate: Social Media Is Good for Democracy (Live Taping)

Platforms like Twitter and Facebook set the stage for a promising digital revolution, providing tools that helped foster global friendships, let new voices be heard, and served as the ultimate democratizing force for information. But critics argue that rather than uniting and informing, social media deepens social and political divisions and erodes trust in the democratic process, violates citizens' privacy, and spreads propaganda. Will the power of social media yet be harnessed and used as an unprecedented force for good in the world? Or do systemic platform flaws pose an irreversible threat to the world’s democratic institutions?

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

How do we “read” a photograph? What is the relationship between art production, culture, and justice? And how can... See more
The evolution of the English language is more often thought of as a devolution, particularly with the infiltration of... See more
Atlanta-based defense attorney and #BillionDollarLawyer Drew Findling, who counts international hip-hop star Kiari... See more
Creative expression takes many forms. Through history, art has provoked a range of feelings: emotion, empathy, fear,... See more
As consumers increasingly get their news online, and many news outlets shift from advertising-based business models to... See more
An opportunity to hear Axios Founder and Executive Editor Mike Allen discuss journalism and politics of the day with... See more

Pages