On Point: Social media is killing democracy

Social media platforms have immense power, from shutting down voices to amplifying what we see. But is that singular power perilous to democracy?

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Guests

Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School. Author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism.” (@shoshanazuboff)

Guillaume Chaslot, founder of AlgoTransparency. Mozilla fellow. Advisor at the Center for Humane Technology. He helped develop YouTube’s recommendation algorithm from 2010 to 2011. (@gchaslot)

Ramesh Srinivasan, professor in UCLA’s Department of Information Studies. Director of the UC Digital Cultures Lab. Author of “Beyond the Valley.” (@rameshmedia)


Meghna Chakrabarti serves as host and editor of On Point. Based in Boston, she is on the air Monday through Friday.