Session: Big Social and the Age of Disinformation
3 p.m. Wednesday, May 5
False information has become a feature, not a bug, of social media; spreading faster and wider than the truth, keeping us tethered to our devices for longer. But the implications are vast, tilting elections, drawing sharper lines between us. Right now the control rests exclusively within the hands of a very few, powerful companies. Can anything be done to change it? Join us for a conversation with Jillian York and Andrew Marantz.
About Andrew Marantz
Andrew Marantz is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he has worked since 2011. He has written extensively for the magazine about technology, social media, the alt-right, and the press, as well as about comedy and pop culture. He is the author of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation, a New York Times Notable Book of 2019. His work has also appeared in Harper’s, New York, Mother Jones, the New York Times, and many other publications. A contributor to Radiolab and The New Yorker Radio Hour, he has spoken at TED and has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many other outlets.
About Crosscut Festival 2021
Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.
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Your submitted questions could help shape our conversations in May. We’ll accept questions until mid-April, then pass along popular and thought-provoking topics for moderators to potentially include in their scripts.