TEDx Talks | Gwenda Nielen


Who needs facts if you have an opinion

Without us realizing we have been actively contributing to the evolution of the internet into an online world that is filled with hate, polarization, conspiracies, discrimination, radicalization, disinformation and manipulated content. It has created the illusion of self determination and resulted in a tremendous amount of harm in the offline world. It’s time to face it, take action and spend online time responsibly to make it worthwhile and meaningful as it was intended.

Gwenda Nielen, sociologist, behavioral researcher and former lieutenant colonel of the Dutch army, talks about disinformation, online and offline manipulation.