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Move fast and break democracy

Shauna Gordon-McKeon

Throughout the history of mankind, new tools have transformed our lives, bringing political and social change hard on the heels of technological change. For technologists at the vanguard of these changes, there is a tendency towards optimism, toward innovation for innovation’s sake. “Move fast and break things," the motto goes. But what if our democracy is the thing that gets broken? This talk discusses the "digital revolution" and its impact on American political culture, with a specific focus on the influence of social media on news and the influence of automation on the economy.

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