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The internet was supposed to be the ultimate democratization tool. Social media platforms, for example, enable everyone to share their opinions freely and participate in public debates. Yet these platforms have become venues for hate speech and the spreading of sensational or false information. In his vision for a democracy-enhancing internet, online democracy advocate Eli Pariser believes that social media platforms ought to become more like urban public spaces to structure users’ online behavior in positive ways.
About the Speaker
Online democracy advocate Eli Pariser is a co-founder of Upworthy. He wrote The Filter Bubble.