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With Roger McNamee (Founder, Elevation Partners).
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 06:30 PM   $30
Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero
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Roger McNamee, Silicon Valley Investor; Co-Founder, Elevation Partners; Technical Advisor, "Silicon Valley;Author,Zucked (Forthcoming)
If you had told Bay Area technology investor Roger McNamee even three years ago that he would soon be devoting himself to stopping Facebook from destroying our democracy, he would have howled with laughter. He had mentored many tech leaders in his illustrious career, but few things had made him prouder, or had been better for his own bottom line, than helping Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of the world's largest social network. Still a large shareholder in Zuckerberg's creation, McNamee had every good reason to stay on the sidelines as the dark side of Facebook came to light. But he couldn't stay quiet.
McNamee's new book, Zucked, is about the outspoken investor's efforts to come to terms with theserious damage Facebook was doing to our society. McNamee set out to try to change the massive social network & other tech companies that use design tools to addict & manipulate its users. With the election of Donald Trump, & the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put, McNamee has dedicated his energies to have people understand the threat of Facebook & other social networks. He will discuss what we can do to hold the companies responsible & to protect our public health & political order.
Please join us for this important & timely discussion with one of Silicon Valley's most important & outspoken leaders.
Location:110 The Embarcadero, Taube Auditorium, San FranciscoTime: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program,7:30 p.m. book signing
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