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Discussion Group: Examined Lives

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Virtual

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Examined Lives: Thinking together about things that matter with philosopher Andy Norman


Topic: The Role of Media in a Democracy

Our nation’s founders enshrined freedom of the press as a basic right, and it seems they were wise to do so. But with the rise of social media, online propaganda, and propaganda-disguised-as-news, we suddenly face an information ecosystem that is destabilizing democracies around the globe. Is it time to re-think this core tenet of our collective worldview? Should freethinkers re-think our longstanding allegiance to this principle? What might we replace it with?

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