Al Gore: U.S. Democracy Has Been Hacked, Internet Can Help Save It


Former Vice President Al Gore spoke in favor of leveraging the Internet against big business and politicians, saying corporations have "hacked" democracy in the U.S.
Discussing his new book, The Future, Gore explained to the BBC that global electronic communications is one of the six drivers of change, and it’s necessary to combat big money.
"Our democracy has been hacked," Gore says. "The operating system has been taken over and turned to uses that are somewhat different than the ones our founders intended to emerge."
His proposed solution is to use the Internet as a force of good to revitalize democracy, emphasizing the prominence of fact-checking and citizen journalists. Gore t… Continue reading…
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