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Craig Newmark: Craigslist founder fights to protect democracy

Craig Newmark founded Craigslist in San Francisco in 1995. It was an immediate sensation and has become one of the fastest growing digital marketplaces in the world, currently spanning 70 countries. However, his attention has recently turned to protecting the future of democracy, focusing specifically on organized disinformation programs designed to confuse and divide the public.

Newmark sat down with Errol Louis for a discussion of the incredible gravity of the current threat to democracy. So bad that he invested $250 million of his own money to help defend against it. The conversation also touched on what we can do as individuals to get involved, the power of TikTok, and the uncertain future of journalism. And as a recent transplant to New York, Newmark also commented on the importance of supporting institutions like CUNY and the 92n/a Y Street, New York.

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