• How the Internet is Killing Democracy | Belfast Book Festival

  • Wed, 12-06-2019 at 19:00
  • The MAC
    10 Exchange Street West
    BT1 2NJ Belfast
How the Internet is Killing Democracy | Belfast Book Festival - The MAC - Belfast

Wednesday 12 June, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmSuitability: 14 Yrs +£7 / £4 concessionThe People Vs Tech: How the Internet is Killing Democracy (and how we save it) is the uncompromising subtitle of bestselling author, Jamie Bartlett’s new book. Each week, it seems, the news is full of stories about ‘big tech’, Russian hackers and Facebook’s growing role in politics. Under all of this noise is a simple truth; digital technology and democracy are incompatible. So what do we do? Jamie Bartlett proposes some answers. This event is part of the Web At 30 series in partnership with the British Council NI. This series focuses on the impact of the web on our lives, 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee laid out his vision for what would become the web.This event will take place as part of the 2019 Belfast Book Festival. ALL ORIGINAL TICKETS BOOKED FOR THIS EVENT DURING THE 2019 NI SCIENCE FESTIVAL STILL VALID.