Hacking, fake news, and paid trolls have become more common over the last few years, with many internal and external forces attempting to corrupt, or at least influence, both information online and what makes the news. Chris Tenove and Jennifer Forestal discuss whether these phenomena are destroying democracy with Maria Armoudian.

Chris Tenove is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of British Columbia. He studies international relations and political theory, with an emphasis on issues of global governance and global justice. He is also an award-winning freelance writer and broadcaster.

Jennifer Forestal is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stockton University, New Jersey. She is an expert in democracy and digital technologies.

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