Jillian C. York

Author, "Silicon Values"
Jillian York Crosscut Festival 2021

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.


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About Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York is a writer and activist whose work examines the impact of technology on our societal and cultural values. Based in Berlin, she is the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a visiting professor at the College of Europe Natolin, and the author of Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism.


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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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