Political Gabfest

The “Is Facebook Evil?” Edition

The Facebook Papers; Building Back (Somewhat) Better; and Pamela Paul’s new book: 100 Things We’ve Lost to the Internet.

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Episode Notes

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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Voted “Favorite Political Podcast” by Apple Podcasts listeners. Stephen Colbert says, “Everybody should listen to the Slate Political Gabfest.” The Gabfest is hosted by Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz. Listen for the debates, stay for the cocktail chatter.

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  • David Plotz is a host of the Slate Political Gabfest and the CEO of City Cast.

  • Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, the author of Charged and Sticks and Stones, and co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

  • John Dickerson is a CBS political analyst and correspondent, co-host of the Slate Political Gabfest, host of the Whistlestop podcast, and author of The Hardest Job in the World.

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