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The YouTube Effect: film screening and conversation with director Alex Winter



Join us on Monday, October 23rd at 6:00 p.m. for a screening of "The YouTube Effect," followed by a conversation with its writer and director, Alex Winter, with Boston University Assistant Professor Joan Donovan, Data Scientist Avriel Epps, and Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.

Seating is first come first served. Please arrive 15 minutes early. If you have accessibility needs, please contact Xia Rondeau by Friday, October 20.

About the film: The history of YouTube is both inspirational and cautionary; the video-sharing website appeared in 2005 and quickly grew to become one of the most ubiquitous and powerful media platforms in the world. It is impossible to overstate its impact on global culture by providing easy and immediate access to news, entertainment media and other vital forms of information. It has, however, helped radicalize some of its viewers with right-wing propaganda and other dangerous forms of media.   This is the story of our times; the technology revolution has made our lives easier and more enriched, while also presenting dangers and challenges that make the world a more perilous place. And at this extraordinary moment in history, it's the story of how we got here and where we're going. 

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Past Event
Monday, October 23, 2023 - Tuesday, October 24, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET
Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Ave
Millstein East C
Cambridge, MA 02138 US