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On November 10, Ronald J. Deibert, renowned technology and security expert, will discuss the disturbing influence and impact of the internet on politics, the economy, the environment, and humanity.
In his new book ‘Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society’, Deibert will explore how the expansion of society towards a system of surveillance capitalism has created and exacerbated social and political afflictions. The book (and 2020 Massey Lecture series), investigate personal data surveillance, how social media platforms are insidiously designed to hijack our attention, how social media has created fertile ground for authoritarian practices to take root, the often overlooked negative environmental impacts of social media, and, finally, what can be done to address these maladies.