Bridges to the Future

How Internet Culture Poisoned Politics, with Whitney Phillips

Episode Summary

Has the dark side of the internet hijacked the White House? With Whitney Phillips.

Episode Notes

Is it inevitable that the internet and social media drive us to the extremes? Or do they just hold up a mirror to an already divided culture? And we explore the dark side of the internet – trolls, racist memes, hate-filled comment sections and increasingly virulent culture wars – and ask whether it hijacked the White House.

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Produced by James Shield.

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