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Media Roundtable: Peter Thiel's data-mining company & threats to press freedom

May 4, 2018

On this week’s media roundtable, Bloomberg's Peter Waldman will discuss his latest investigation about the data-mining company Palantir, its co-founder billionaire venture capitalist and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, and how it's using so-called 'war on terror' tools to track American citizens.

We’ll also mark World Press Freedom Day by looking at threats to press freedom around the world and deadly attacks against journalists.

Guests:

Peter Waldman, investigative reporter at Bloomberg News

Dr. Courtney Radsch, journalist, advocacy director at the Committee to Protect Journalists, and author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change

Web Resources:

Committee to Protect Journalists

Bloomberg News: Palantir Knows Everything About You

The New Arab: Tragic attacks in Afghanistan a reminder of global dangers for journalist