Misinformation, and increasingly disinformation, is distorting the public's ability to make sense of the world around them, threatening the democratic process around the globe. While not a new phenomenon, the problem is compounded by both the speed that information travels in our networked world, and the technological and cultural "filter bubbles" that we live our lives in.
Journalism, we've got a problem. We have a huge blind spot in coverage of much of the United States, something that became glaringly obvious with the surprise many felt in Donald Trump's presidential election win. There are millions of people who are profoundly shaken by our increasingly globalized world.
The day wrapped up with Ceci Mourkogiannis, founder and CEO of Metta VR, talking about her journey still very much in progress. Her virtual reality startup actually began life as an annotated commenting platform, part of her "drunken walk" as an entrepreneur: