Monica Lewinsky: A Compassionate Internet
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Can we reclaim a kinder, gentler internet? The idealism of the early internet has given way to a toxic environment. Monica Lewinsky asks whether we can break through the anger and hatred that permeate the internet.
This in conversation is hosted by Leigh Sales.
I was patient zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.
When shamings are delivered like remotely administered drone strikes, nobody needs to think about how ferocious our collective power might be. The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the avalanche.
When this happened to me, 17 years ago, there was no name for it. Now we call it cyber-bullying.
I would cross Australia to go and see her [Monica] speak.
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This session is supported by The Wheeler Centre. Monica Lewinsky appears by arrangement with Saxton Speakers Bureau. Leigh Sales AM appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International.
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Monica Lewinsky is a social activist, global public speaker, consultant and contributing editor to Vanity Fair. She advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality for women.
Leigh Sales is an award-winning journalist and author, who hosts TV current affairs program 7.30. From 2006 to 2008, she was the network's National Security Correspondent and from 2001 to 2005, Washington Correspondent, covering the momentous years after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Leigh won a Walkley award in 2005 for her coverage of issues surrounding Guantanamo Bay and was also nominated for her on-the-ground reporting of Hurricane Katrina.