The Axe Files with David Axelrod
The Axe Files with David Axelrod
The Institute of Politics & CNN
Ep. 435 — Kara Swisher
1 hour 9 minutes Posted Mar 25, 2021 at 2:00 am.
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While using an early iteration of email in the 1990s, tech journalist Kara Swisher, host of the podcasts “Sway” and “Pivot,” had a feeling the internet was about to become a giant story. She jumped on it and became a preeminent source of tech news with distinct insight into Silicon Valley. She talks with David about the power that comes with speaking her mind and being bold, the moment she realized digitization was about to change the world, how she quickly pinpointed the privacy and disinformation dangers of social media, and why she believes China could one day run entirely on artificial intelligence.

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