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Intelligence Squared Debate: When It Comes to Politics, The Internet Is Closing Our Minds

By Michelle Michalos
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
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Tonight at 6:45 p.m., Intelligence Squared will host When It Comes to Politics, The Internet Is Closing Our Minds, a live debate moderated by ABC News Nightline correspondent John Donvan, featuring panelists Eli Pariser and Siva Vaidhyanathan (for) along with Evgeny Morozov and Jacob Weisberg (against). Watch the full debate below.

About the debate:

Does the internet poison politics? It’s been argued that the rise of “personalization,” the use of algorithms to filter what you see online, and easy access to the like-minded, have served to reinforce our pre-conceptions. Is the information bubble a myth, or is it undermining civic discourse? Is the rise of social media really broadening our world views, or narrowing them?