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

If Then

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

40 Min

Feb 7, 2018

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Podcast
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34 min
Jan 31, 2018
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A Former Facebook Employee Says Russia Used Its Ad Tools As Designed

30 min
Jan 24, 2018
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33 min
Jan 17, 2018
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Why Facebook and “Meaningful Interactions” Don’t Mix

31 min
Jan 10, 2018
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How many laundry folding robots do we really need?

33 min
Jan 3, 2018
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Batterygate, the gig economy, and science-fiction clichés

38 min
Dec 20, 2017
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If Then on Uber’s misdeeds, media consolidation, and Firefox’s future.

29 min
Dec 13, 2017
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Will the end of net neutrality be the start of an Internet ice age?

24 min
Dec 6, 2017
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Ellen Pao Knows Who Will Fix Sexism In Silicon Valley

35 min
Nov 29, 2017
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Trump Is Tackling Monopolies. Is Silicon Valley Next?

39 min
Nov 22, 2017
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A digital media bubble, the death of net neutrality, and Brian Krebs on Black Friday cybersecurity

45 min
Nov 15, 2017
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And How Fighting Tech with Tech Might Make More Tech...

35 min
Nov 8, 2017
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An expert on trolls and hate speech says there’s no easy fix for online harassment

41 min
Nov 2, 2017
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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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