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Can Tech and Government Save Democracy?


  • Techonomy2017 Conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Tuesday, November 7, 2017. (Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.PaulSakuma.com


Tim Hwang
Founder and CEO, FiscalNote

Minnie Ingersoll
COO at Code for America, Code For America

Lawrence Norden
Deputy Director, Democracy Program at Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law

Marc Rotenberg
President and Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Molly Turner
Lecturer, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business


Jon Fine
Executive Director, Inc Magazine

Session Description (breakfast session): With the spread of disinformation and sophisticated techno-manipulation, we’ve learned a lot in the past year about the negative impact of technology on democracy. Now what? Certainly the solution does not lie with either tech or government alone. Can the institutions of society come together to prevent the demise of democracy?

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