Our Toxic Internet Subcultures Are Now Impacting the World
Lindy West on Culture, Technology, and Donald Trump
At the 2017 Bay Area Book Festival, Literary Hub went backstage to interview authors and panelists on a wide range of topics: the personal, the professional, and the political. In the below video, the third in an ongoing series, Lindy West talks about the internet, Donald Trump’s election to Head Troll, and whether it’s the technology (read: Twitter) that’s killing us, or just ourselves.
West: “I wish that people had listened to those of us who were writing about internet trolling five years ago . . . but it was easy to dismiss when it was just feminists whining, or any marginalized group being ‘too sensitive,’ or however we explained it away.”
Watch Lindy West’s full appearance at the Bay Area Book Festival here.