RDI Newsletter Podcast

COVID Lab Leak: Groupthink in Action?

June 3, 2021

Voice by RDI Advisor Rina Shah

 

Here’s what you need to know about democracy this week: 
  • Is groupthink threatening democracy?
The idea that COVID escaped from the Wuhan Virology Institute has been gaining momentum, but why was it shot down a year ago, and what does this mean for the state of science and the media today?
  • Internet nationalism is on the rise
Authoritarian and democratic governments alike are manipulating their citizens’ digital spaces. Is the idea of an open, accessible internet on the retreat?

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