On November 10, Ronald J. Deibert, renowned technology and security expert, will discuss the disturbing influence and impact of the internet on politics, the economy, the environment, and humanity.
In his new book 'Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society', Deibert will explore how the expansion of society towards a system of surveillance capitalism has created and exacerbated social and political afflictions. The book (and 2020 Massey Lecture series), investigate personal data surveillance, how social media platforms are insidiously designed to hijack our attention, how social media has created fertile ground for authoritarian practices to take root, the often overlooked negative environmental impacts of social media, and, finally, what can be done to address these maladies.
Ronald J. Deibert is the Director of the Citizen Lab and a Professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the 2020 CBC Massey Lecturer.
Ziya Tong (moderator), is an award winning broadcaster and author of The Reality Bubble.
RESET is available at local bookstores as well as from Indigo and Amazon. It’s also available as an e-book. You can find links to purchase at House of Anansi Press.