For Hillary Clinton, that private email server was an Achilles heel. For Donald Trump, late night tweet-storms and the echo chamber of the so-called alt-right were rocket fuel. For American voters, the power of technology was inescapable.
We’ve seen the good, bad and ugly of tech this election cycle. And we all have big feelings about it. So Manoush hosted a good old-fashioned call-in, for listeners to share their thoughts and fears about our digital lives under a Trump administration.
Joining Manoush was Farhad Manjoo, New York Times technology columnist, and Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. They looked back at how social media shaped the Presidential race, and forward at privacy in the Trump era. We wish we could tell you it’s uplifting. But we don’t like to lie.
The call-in show was part of the United States of Anxiety, a series from WNYC Studios. If you’re having big feelings about what the new administration means for the arts, women, the economy or just in general, they’ve got you covered.