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The Automation of Consensus: Democracy and the Dark Arts

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Co-hosted with the Intellectual Forum, Jesus College, Cambridge

As the role of Mercer and Cambridge Analytica comes under scrutiny in the US in the congressional investigations into Russian influence, our panel will explore how the utopian promises of the sharing digital economy have turned into a dark dystopian present

Has the information revolution placed democracy in greater danger than ever before?

Enabling the global movement of finance, especially dark money through offshore funds, how can governments regulate the new digital giants like Facebook, Apple, Google or Amazon?

Has social media not only corroded truth on old news sources, but replaced Chomsky's 'Manufacture of Consensus' with the 'Automation of Consensus' through algorithms, bots and weaponised propaganda using big data?

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Oliver Bullough - journalist and author of The Last Man in Russia

Mary Fitzgerald - Editor, Open Democracy

Peter Jukes - CEO Byline

Professor John Naughton - Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology, Open University

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