13 – Mr. Harris Goes to Washington

January 30, 2020

What difference does a few hours of Congressional testimony make? Tristan and Aza take us behind the scenes of CHT’s January 8th testimony to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on disinformation in the digital age. With just minutes to answer each lawmaker’s questions, Tristan speaks with Committee members about the immense urgency and complexity of the challenges raised by humane technology issues. He returned hopeful, and though it sometimes feels like Groundhog Day, each trip to DC reveals evolving conversations, advancing legislation, deeper understanding, and stronger coalitions.

Guest

Tristan Harris is a co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology. He has been named "the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience" by The Atlantic magazine, and prior to founding CHT, he was a design ethicist at Google. 


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