Don’t Panic Over Facebook and Twitter. The internet turned out not to be an unmixed blessing, but Antonio García Martínez, the author of ‘Chaos Monkeys,’ seeks to calm your fears about privacy and ‘fake news.’

If the internet was once hailed as a liberating revolution, today it’s more apt to be demonized as an oppressive regime. Privacy advocates raise alarms about the “surveillance capitalism” of personalized data collection and online advertising. Journalists warn that social media helps proliferate misinformation and lies, while politicians worry that it corrodes the institutions of liberal democracy.



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