Aspen Ideas Festival

Is the Internet Broken?

Season 2 Episode 83 | 1h 3m 3s

After 40 years, the internet has begun to corrode, both itself and us. It is still a marvelous and miraculous invention, but now there are bugs in the foundation, bats in the belfry, and trolls in the basement. Nowadays, nobody can tell if you’re a troll. Or a hacker. Or a bot. Or a Macedonian teenager publishing a story that the Pope has endorsed Trump.

Aired: 06/27/17

Rating: NR

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