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In light of the urgent conversations happening around data rights, personal data usage and social media, an event has been organized to discuss privacy, political micro-targeting and online radicalization with leading experts in this field.


This event will begin with a viewing of the provocative new documentary “The Great Hack,” which brings to life the invisible world of personal data and social media through the journeys of several subjects involved with the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.


The discussion that follows will be moderated by Natasha Bertrand and include panelists Shoshana Zuboff, Karen Kornbluh and Emerson T. Brooking. During the discussion, these experts will dive more deeply into the vulnerabilities and remedies for one of the most complex and pressing issues facing lawmakers, technologists and citizens.





  • Shoshana Zuboff — Author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism”
  • Karen Kornbluh — Director, Digital Innovation & Democracy Initiative, The German Marshall Fund
  • Emerson T. Brooking — Fellow at the Digital Forensic Research Lab. Co-Author of “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media”


  • Natasha Bertrand — National Security Correspondent for POLITICO and MSNBC Contributor


  • Senator Mark Warner
  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney


  • Karim Amer, Co-director and Academy Award-nominee
  • Jehane Noujaim, Co-director and Academy Award-nominee

When &



Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 5:00 – 8:30 pm

5:00 pm — viewing of THE GREAT HACK

7:00 pm — panel discussion


US Capitol Visitors Center

Congressional Auditorium and Atrium (CVC 200)


About the film:

Data has surpassed oil as the world’s most valuable asset. It’s being weaponized to wage cultural and political warfare. People everywhere are in a battle for control of our most intimate personal details. From award-winning filmmakers Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, THE GREAT HACK uncovers the dark world of data exploitation with astounding access to the personal journeys of key players on different sides of the explosive Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal.


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Jessica Hutchison

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Jessica Hutchison

Point PR

[email protected]