Digital Disconnect

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
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7:00 PM, Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: Ridgefield (click for map)

Based on the acclaimed book by media scholar Robert McChesney, this film trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy in the age of fake news, filter bubbles, and Facebook security breaches. In a wide-ranging analysis that moves from the development of the internet as a publicly funded project in the late 1960s to its full-scale commercialization today, McChesney traces how the democratizing potential of the web is being radically compromised by the logic of capitalism and the unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies. 

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Special Guests: Cindy Black, Executive Director of Fix Democracy First!; Craig Brown, Editor at The Columbian

Sponsors: Ridgefield Community Library Old Liberty Theater

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/682376822263811/

Release Year: 2018

Running Time: 63 min

Director: Jeremy Earp

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