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Robert Scheer: 'Fear, Secrecy and Data Fuel America's Modern Surveillance State'

Natasha Hakimi Zapata
Assistant Editor and Poetry Editor
Natasha Hakimi Zapata is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. She also holds a Creative Writing M.F.A. from Boston University and both a…
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
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Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer appeared on the radio program “This is Hell!” on Saturday to discuss his new book, “They Know Everything About You.”

“The Internet is on one hand the saving grace of American democracy — it could be a great tool for an informed public,” Scheer said during the nearly hourlong interview. “On the other hand, if it becomes an instrument of surveillance, and people engage in self-censorship — then it becomes the enemy of freedom. And the balance has moved in that direction.”

Listen to the full interview, below.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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