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Recently we have seen that disruptive new technologies like social media and disinformation can have a big impact on our democratic processes. But this is just the latest incarnation of a larger pattern: disruptive geopolitical events, like the fall of the Soviet Union, played out in a similar way, with some of the same players.

Dave Troy calls for a renewed era of moral leadership in Silicon Valley, and for reflection on the ethics that guide our views on capitalism, entrepreneurship, and disruption, and also offers perspective on the corrosive effects of “Fake News” on the electorate.

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Dave Troy

Dave Troy

Dave Troy is a serial entrepreneur and data activist in Baltimore, Maryland. He is currently CEO and product architect at 410 Labs, maker of the popular e-mail management tools Mailstrom.co and Chuck. He has been acknowledged by the founding team at Twitter as the first developer to utilize the Twitter API, with his project “Twittervision,” which was featured in the 2008 MoMA exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind,” curated by Paola Antonelli. His current projects use social network data to map cities and analyze disinformation campaigns. He is also organizer of TEDxMidAtlantic in Washington, DC, and lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.