If Then

If Then

If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, Slate‘s April Glaser and Will Oremus take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, they explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideologies, incentives, and biases that underlie it. And guess what: They don’t always agree.

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How Russian Trolls Went Local

If Then

A Deep Dive Into How Russia Gamed Facebook

35 Min

Feb 21, 2018

“Like” Is Too Simple an Emotion

If Then

The inventor of Facebook’s iconic button reflects on technology’s unintended consequences.

42 Min

Feb 14, 2018

FISA and Fury

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National security expert Marcy Wheeler explains the hypocrisy behind the Nunes Memo

40 Min

Feb 7, 2018

34 min
Jan 31, 2018

A Former Facebook Employee Says Russia Used Its Ad Tools As Designed

30 min
Jan 24, 2018

33 min
Jan 17, 2018

Why Facebook and “Meaningful Interactions” Don’t Mix

31 min
Jan 10, 2018

How many laundry folding robots do we really need?

33 min
Jan 3, 2018

Batterygate, the gig economy, and science-fiction clichés

38 min
Dec 20, 2017

If Then on Uber’s misdeeds, media consolidation, and Firefox’s future.

29 min
Dec 13, 2017

Will the end of net neutrality be the start of an Internet ice age?

24 min
Dec 6, 2017

Ellen Pao Knows Who Will Fix Sexism In Silicon Valley

35 min
Nov 29, 2017

Trump Is Tackling Monopolies. Is Silicon Valley Next?

39 min
Nov 22, 2017

A digital media bubble, the death of net neutrality, and Brian Krebs on Black Friday cybersecurity

45 min
Nov 15, 2017

And How Fighting Tech with Tech Might Make More Tech...

35 min
Nov 8, 2017

An expert on trolls and hate speech says there’s no easy fix for online harassment

41 min
Nov 2, 2017

If Then's first episode digs into the congressional hearings on social media & Russian election meddling

8 min
Oct 27, 2017

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