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History Disrupted: Are Social Media and the World Wide Web Changing Our Understanding of the Past?

January 12, 202229:49

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Jason Steinhauer, Global Fellow and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the History Communication Institute. He discusses his new book "History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past." The book examines how an internet that privileges signals of attention and getting noticed is currently shaping the study of the past and e-History.

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