In new interview, Obama warns against irresponsible social media use

In new interview, Obama warns against irresponsible social media use

They talked about his hopes for the future, his post-presidental life and the Obama Foundation, but the full interview wasn’t released until December 27. — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 17, 2017 BBC previously released a sneak peak of when the two met up to conduct the interview. pic.twitter.com/p5I1dUdyhx — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 17, 2017 The power figures shared dialogue for almost 40 minutes that included a conversation about social media and the Internet's divisive, overarching influence on how we consume information and communicate. Prince Harry pointed out that the social media landscape has changed dramatically since Obama was elected with the increase of trolling, cyber bullying, extremism and fake news, asking: "Is there more you could have done as president to get ahead of these issues?" Obama said that most of this has happened "outside of government" and that he’s "pretty firm about the merits of free speech." "The question," he argued, "really has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn't lead to a Balkanisation of our society, but rather continues to promote ways of finding common ground, and I’m not sure government can legislate that." "But what I do believe is that all of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the Internet," Obama continued. "One of the dangers of the Internet is that people can have entirely different realities. When you’re browsing online, reading extensive political rants and targeted 140 character tweets, all you see are those words, as opposed to the faces behind them. She’d said: "You don’t tweet every thought…And I’m not talking about anybody in particular.

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During the September Invictus Games in Toronto, Prince Harry put Former President Barack Obama in the hot seat as a guest editor on BBC Radio 4. They talked about his hopes for the future, his post-presidental life and the Obama Foundation, but the full interview wasn’t released until December 27.

The conversation with @BarackObama includes his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for his post-presidential life, including his plans to focus on cultivating the next generation of leadership through the @ObamaFoundation.

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 17, 2017

BBC previously released a sneak peak of when the two met up to conduct the interview.

Here is a sneak preview of when @BarackObama met Prince Harry for the interview. Listen to the full interview on 27th December on @BBCr4today. pic.twitter.com/p5I1dUdyhx

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 17, 2017

The power figures shared dialogue for almost 40 minutes that included a conversation about social media and the Internet’s divisive, overarching influence on how we consume information and communicate.

Prince Harry pointed out that the social media landscape has changed dramatically since Obama was elected with the increase of trolling, cyber bullying, extremism and fake news, asking: “Is there more you could have done as president to get ahead of these issues?”

Obama said that most of this has happened “outside of government” and that he’s “pretty firm about the merits of free speech.”

“The question,” he argued, “really has to do with how do we harness this technology in a way that allows a multiplicity of voices, allows a diversity of views, but doesn’t lead to a Balkanisation of our society, but rather continues to promote ways of finding common ground,…

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