Rebuilding Trust in Institutions

with Ethan Zuckerman

Most western liberal democracies face a common challenge: high levels of mistrust in government and other large institutions. Our traditional levers of enacting change - at the ballot box, through legislation - are faltering. But can we harness alternative methods and venues like social media or protest movements to rebuild faith in our democracies? Our guest, Ethan Zuckerman, is an early internet pioneer and scholar examining the intersection of social media and democracy. He discusses his recent book Mistrust, which diagnoses the challenges facing our political and economic institutions, and prescribes new tools for rebuilding trust.

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