The Dark Side of Tech: Surveillance and Propaganda

Mar 10, 2019

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Recording: The Dark Side of Tech: Surveillance and Propaganda, Mar 10, 2019

For repressive regimes, frontier technology can mean new ways to gain and maintain power. Will big data and artificial intelligence liberate or surveil? Join the Human Rights Foundation, Uighur linguist and police state survivor Tahir Imin, Buzzfeed News tech editor Megha Rajagopalan, and foreign affairs reporter Melissa Chan for a conversation on how super apps, facial recognition, movement analysis, DNA mapping, fake video, and other cutting-edge technologies are used to control, surveil, and promote state propaganda in China - and what that means for the rest of the world.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Melissa Chan

The Global Reporting Centre

Alex Gladstein

Human Rights Foundation

Tahir Imin

Uighur Agency (Uighur Times)

Megha Rajagopalan

BuzzFeed News

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Social & Global Impact presented by The Rockefeller Foundation

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