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Social Media Is Designed to Sell You to Advertisers

Social Media Is Designed to Sell You to Advertisers

Michele and Igor sit down with comedian and author Baratunde Thurston to develop a better understanding of how social media forces its users to sell their identities to advertisers.

Michele and Igor sit down with comedian Baratunde Thurston, author of The New York Times best-seller How to Be Black, to discuss race in Trump’s America and the ways in which social media is forcing us all to sell our identities to advertisers. Also, Michele shares why she is not on Facebook.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.

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Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications