Can Tech Save Us From Fake News?

We’ve seen a lot of political turmoil in recent years, and technology has been front and centre of the blame game.

In this episode of That Startup Show, we’re asking whether it has disrupted democracy for better or worse.

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Is it possible for politicians and the people to truly collaborate using tech? What does the future hold for Net Neutrality?

New York Times Australian Bureau Chief Damien Cave and award-winning journalist Natalie Ahmat from NITV News join the panel to explore these fascinating questions with our hosts, Rae Johnston and Ben Law.

Guest correspondents for this episode are tech journalist Dinushi Dias and Eyal Halamish, founder of civic tech platform Our Say.

Can Tech Save Us From Fake News?

Three startups also pitch their business ideas to the panel. This week they are:

  • Alexandra Fuller, co-founder of Young, the movement encouraging young people to vote and make their voice heard.
  • Marsha Uppill, founder of Arranyinha. Marsha is one of Victoria’s newest Aboriginal start-up entrepreneurs, using her skills to help Australian businesses make strategic changes and solutions to assist the Close the Gap campaign.
  • Yelena Fairfax, founder of Husskie, a lifestyle and news website giving you a glimpse into the lives, wardrobes and careers of top influencers.

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