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Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

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Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

    Inside Facebook’s Supreme Court

    Inside Facebook’s Supreme Court

    After years of controversial content moderation decisions, from deepfakes to deplatforming, Facebook is trying something new. In January, the social network announced that its new Oversight Board, which will act as a sort of supreme court for controversial content, will begin hearing cases this summer.

    Could this independent board change the way we govern speech online?

    Guest: Kate Klonick, assistant professor at St. John’s University School of Law, and fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale. 
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    Coronavirus Tests China's Surveillance State

    Coronavirus Tests China's Surveillance State

    Over the last month, as coronavirus spread across China, Xi Jinping’s vast surveillance and censorship infrastructure went into high gear. But with outrage growing over the death of a beloved doctor, and surveillance technology under strain, the virus is exposing the limits of the Chinese Communist Party’s techno-authoritarian network.
    Guest: Josh Chin, Wall Street Journal reporter covering Chinese politics and tech
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    Iowa’s App-ocalypse

    Iowa’s App-ocalypse

    On Monday, the Iowa caucuses went off the rails. As the hours stretched into days, and still the results remained unclear, a new piece of election technology was identified as a central cause of the delay.

    An app designed to make the election process speedier and more secure had the opposite effect. And its failure is symptomatic of deep-rooted issues in the way the Democratic Party develops and deploys election technology.

    So, what exactly went wrong on Monday? And what does it say about the party’s effort to regain its digital edge in 2020?
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    Why Is the U.S. Scared of Huawei?

    Why Is the U.S. Scared of Huawei?

    Recently a special delegation of senior Trump administration officials arrived in the U.K. Their mission? To convince prime minister Boris Johnson to bar Huawei from their new 5G network.

    Why is the U.S. so keen to influence Britain’s decision on 5G? And now that the U.K is officially withdrawing from the European Union, how will they manage competing pressures from the U.S. and China?

    Guest: Dan Sabbagh, defense and security editor at the Guardian. 
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    Which Tech Companies Are Doing the Most Harm?

    Which Tech Companies Are Doing the Most Harm?

    Last week, Slate published The Evil List, an expansive attempt to document the most concerning tech companies around the world, according to the experts. Some you’ve heard of, some you probably haven’t, and some you almost certainly use every day. Which of these deserve our attention? And why?

    Guests:
    Mutale Nkonde, public interest technologist and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
    Felix Salmon, chief financial correspondent at Axios and host of Slate Money
    Lindsey Barrett, staff attorney and teaching fellow at the Institute for Public Representation Communications & Technology Clinic. 
     
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    Lizzie O’Leary
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    • 23 min
    The Silicon Valley Dream Was Always a Fantasy

    The Silicon Valley Dream Was Always a Fantasy

    In 2013, Anna Wiener moved from New York to San Francisco to join the city’s booming tech scene. Over the course of four years, she worked at three companies: an e-book startup, a data analytics company, and an open-source software platform. Then, her infatuation with the tech industry took a turn.
    On this week’s show, an insider’s perspective on the intoxicating promise and disappointment of Silicon Valley during the mid-decade boom.
    Guest: Anna Wiener: author of Uncanny Valley and contributing writer for the New Yorker. 
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    • 23 min

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