Robert McChesney on Digital Disconnect

Apr 26, 2013: 5:30 am- 6am
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McChesney speaks about his new book, "Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism is Turning Internet Against Democracy" (New Press), explaining how the political economy has impacted the internet and punctured earlier illusions; how rather than empowering people, the corporate internet giants with their monopolies are collaborating with the government to know everything about our private lives while increasing their profit margins. He cites role of social media and demise of the traditional media, suggesting public investments be made to develop new, trained, internet journalists. Interviewed by Jeff Blankfort, via Pacifica Radio Network.