GEN
Published in

GEN

Coronavirus Is Making Me Believe in the Power of the Internet Again

Online resources provide a much better tool for understanding COVID-19 than broadcast news

A man working from home in Beijing, China. Photo: Andrea Verdelli/Getty Images

HHad South by Southwest not been canceled, I would have been giving a talk there this morning about fake news. I think they wanted me to get all worked up about the danger of deepfake videos, but I was…

--

--

--

What matters now. A publication from Medium about politics, power, and culture.

Recommended from Medium

Journalism And The Movies

How a Mostly Fake Campus Controversy Illustrates the Internet’s Outrage Economy

Teen girls found dead after hiking ABC V.S Fox news

An Invitation To Illumination Curated Technology Writers

The Other Day I Learnt That Medium Has Acquired Knowable

Newsletter 118: Getting Used to Live Television

What If No One Was Watching?

What is actually wrong with conspiracy theories

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Author of Team Human, Present Shock, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, and host of the Team Human podcast http://teamhuman.fm

More from Medium

Just look up? Are we still capable?

Why World Powers Love to Invade?

People holding poster #Stop Putin.

The Atlas of Disappearing Places by Christina Conklin and Marina Psaros

Does Spirituality Imply Inaction on the Pressing Issues of this World?