Zeynep Tufekci's latest TEDTalk now available online

Release date: 

October 31, 2017

UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Associate Professor Zeynep Tufekci’s latest TEDTalk, “We’re building a dystopia just to make people click on ads,” is now available online.

During the talk, Tufekci explains how algorithms developed for advertising products can be easily used by governments and other powers to control people’s beliefs and behaviors.

Tufekci also participated in the Harvard Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum “#Democracy on Fire: Twitter, Social Movements, and the Future of Dissent” on Oct. 27 and will be a member of “The Future of Truth” panel during the 2017 Nobel Week Dialogue in Gothenburg, Sweden, in December.

Watch the TEDTalk below or click here.