Upholding Democratic Values in the Internet Age with Dr. David O’Brien (podcast)

By Templeton Staff
August 1, 2021
Navigating civic integrity in today's landscape of new media and tech platforms.

Dr. David O’Brien, Assistant Research Director at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University talks with journalist Richard Sergay about how we as citizens can bring our democratic values to bear on social media platforms. 

He also discusses the role privacy plays online in allowing democracy and democratic citizenship to flourish in the 21st century, and how to navigate civic integrity in today's landscape of new media and tech platforms.

This episode is part of the “Stories of Impact” podcast’s exploration of “Citizenship in a Networked Age,” the Templeton World Charity Foundation-funded report on civic ideals from the University of Oxford.

Read the transcript from the interview conducted by journalist Richard Sergay, presented by podcast producer Tavia Gilbert. Featuring: Dr. David O’Brien, Assistant Research Director at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.


Built upon the award-winning video series of the same name, Templeton World Charity Foundation’s “Stories of Impact” podcast features stories of new scientific research on human flourishing that translate discoveries into practical tools. Bringing a mix of curiosity, compassion, and creativity, journalist Richard Sergay and producer Tavia Gilbert shine a spotlight on the human impact at the heart of cutting-edge social and scientific research projects supported by TWCF.

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