Truth Decay and the Technology Threat
Tristan Harris, Co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, speaks with Financial Times journalist Rana Foroohar about digital media, democracy and the loss of trust. Fake news can inflict lasting societal damage, Harris argues, especially since platforms like YouTube and Facebook have not been able to effectively fight the spreading of misinformation. “This is a really serious thing that is affecting two billion people and eroding the truth ecology and our trust environment.”
Rana Foroohar is global business columnist and associate editor for the Financial Times. She is also CNN's global economic analyst. Her books include Don’t Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles – and All of Us and Makers and Takers: How Wall Street Destroyed Main Street. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Center for Humane Technology
A former Design Ethicist at Google, Tristan Harris co-founded the Center for Humane Technology to catalyze a shift toward humane technology that operates for the common good. He was the primary subject of the acclaimed Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma and is the co-host of the popular podcast Your Undivided Attention.