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With the help of experts in network theory and precedents from history, Ferguson argues that the printing press had similar consequences for 16th-and 17th-century Europe as the personal computer and the Internet have for the world since the 20th century, leading to polarization and the dissemination of fake news.
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About Niall Ferguson’s Networld
Historian and author Niall Ferguson (International Emmy-winning The Ascent of Money) explains why that shouldn’t have surprised us in the new three-part documentary series Niall Ferguson’s Networld, premiering Tuesday, March 17 from 8-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/networld, the PBS Video app and the PBS YouTube channel. He explores the centuries-old origin story of social networking and argues that understanding the networks of the past can provide insight into what’s happening today and what may happen in the future.