Professor Shoshana Zuboff identifies Google, Facebook, and many other companies in what many call the “technology” space as a new kind of capitalist entity that she calls Surveillance Capitalism. Everyone should read this book.
Political polarization is affecting many countries around the world and is caused by growing inequality caused by automation and globalization, low voter turnout and re-enforcing media bubbles fed by the creators of fake news such as President Donald Trump.
While speaking to Alumni about geo-politics in Zurich I found it difficult to speak intelligently with people who reject the IPCC’s findings concerning climate change and believe that outlets like the FT and the New York Times were essentially fake news.
The publication of Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury, and the reaction it has already generated, is an example of how low Donald Trump has brought the reputation of the american news industry and the Office of the President of the United States.
Of all of the damage that Donald Trump has done to the office of President of the United States, perhaps what will be the most difficult to repair is the doubt he has sown on the objectivity and veracity of some of the most respected media outlets in the world by charging them with disseminating fake news. Journalistic integrity and strategic clarity is the way to fight back,