Book Launch: RESET: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society, by Ronald J. Deibert

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 202011:00AM - 12:00PMOnline Event, Online Event
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**Note this event has beeen rescheduled from October 22, 2020**

On November 10, Ronald J. Deibert, renowned technology and security expert, will discuss the disturbing influence and impact of the internet on politics, the economy, the environment, and humanity.

In his new book ‘Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society’, Deibert will explore how the expansion of society towards a system of surveillance capitalism has created and exacerbated social and political afflictions. The book (and 2020 Massey Lecture series), investigate personal data surveillance, how social media platforms are insidiously designed to hijack our attention, how social media has created fertile ground for authoritarian practices to take root, the often overlooked negative environmental impacts of social media, and, finally, what can be done to address these maladies.


Ronald J. Deibert
Director of the Citizen Lab; Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto 2020 CBC Massey Lecturer

Ziya Tong
Award winning broadcaster and author of The Reality Bubble

Michael Sabia
Opening Remarks
Director, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

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