Zeynep Tufekci, Sociology, at Wikileaks Symposium

UMBC Assistant Professor of Sociology Zeynep Tufekci spoke on December 11 at the Symposium on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom organized by the Personal Democracy Forum in New York. Tufekci is an expert on interactions between technology and society. In her event comments, Tufekci argued, “Respected journalists are the best candidates to serve [the] crucial function of vetting, contextualizing and presenting [leaked government information]. But first, they must re-establish themselves as outsiders to power… Old style-journalism is dying and this is the way forward.” See the symposium video at personaldemocracy.com/pdfleaks and follow Tufekci on Twitter through @techsoc.

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