"Antisocial" author Andrew Marantz on how the far right hijacked the internet

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Andrew Marantz, a staff writer at the New Yorker, talks with Recode's Kara Swisher about his new book, Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno‑Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. He discusses the danger of designing social media platforms around emotional engagement, how people like Mike Cernovich and Milo Yiannopoulos exploited people's belief in a broad political "consensus," and technology's role in advancing hate and extremism online. Marantz also explains what he calls the culture of "big swinging brains" in Silicon Valley, and why banning people from Twitter — including President Trump — isn't a comprehensive solution.

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Andrew Marantz (@andrewmarantz), staff writer at the New Yorker and author of Antisocial.

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Kara Swisher (@karaswisher), Recode co-founder and editor-at-large

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