Political Gabfest
Political Gabfest
Oct 28, 2021
Is Facebook Evil?
Play • 1 hr 6 min

Emily, John and David talk about the Facebook Papers; Building Back (somewhat) Better; and are joined by author Pamela Paul to talk about the trivial and serious sides of her new book: 100 Things We've Lost to the Internet.


Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:

Casey Newton for Platformer on Substack: “How The American Internet Is Turning European


Farhad Manjoo for The New York Times: “Facebook Is Bad. Fixing It Rashly Could Make It Much Worse.


Adrienne LaFrance for The Atlantic: “‘History Will Not Judge Us Kindly’


Nitish Pahwa for Slate: “The Facebook Crisis in India Might Be the Worst Facebook Crisis of All


Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley for The New York Times: “Hunting for Money, Democrats Rush to Rewrite Tax Code


100 Things We've Lost to the Internet, by Pamela Paul 


Here’s this week’s chatter:


Emily: Alix Wall for Berkeleyside: “This Couple Loves Berkeley Bowl So Much, They Took Their Engagement Photos There” (hat tip: Cyrus Farivar @cfarivar)


David: Andrea Salcedo for The Washington Post: “A Hiker Got Lost In Colorado, Then Ignored Rescuers’ Calls Because They Came From An Unknown Number


John: Bailey Vogt for Washington City Paper: “Iconic D.C. Barber Diego D’Ambrosio Died At 87”; The Lost Daughter


Listener chatter from Kerry Donovan @KerryDonovanCO: Bill Chappell for NPR: “A Mysterious 'A Team' Just Rescued Dogs From a Volcano's Lava Zone in La Palma


For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment John, Emily, and David discuss the best things the internet has given them.


Tweet us your questions and chatters @SlateGabfest or email us at gabfest@slate.com. (Messages may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise.)


Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.

Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.

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