Skip to comments.Gore: 'Our democracy has been hacked'
Posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:37 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Gore: 'Our democracy has been hacked' By Daniel Strauss - 03/13/12 10:18 AM ET
Al Gore said on Tuesday that America's democracy "has been hacked" and advocated for the use of digital tools to improve the government.
Speaking to the high-tech crowd at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas, the former vice president said that social media and digital technology should be used to "change the democratic conversation."
"Our democracy has been hacked," Gore said, according to CNN. "It no longer works, in the main, to serve the interests of our people."
He also urged the audience to begin a new, online "Occupy Democracy" movement, according to The Associated Press.
Gore went on to describe his vision for a "wiki-democracy" of "digital flash mobs calling out the truth" and "a government square that holds people accountable."
His comments came during a panel with Sean Parker, who founded Napster and helped start Facebook.
Both men said that digital tools and social media could be used to counteract the influence of money in politics, urging people to do more than "like" something on Facebook.
"It's not enough to take that small action online," said Parker, who was portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the move "The Social Network." "A referral or notification is not really the same thing as showing up at a protest or actually opening up your wallet."
Gore also criticized the Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United case, which helped increase the influence of super-PACs in elections.
"When we win the conversation, then the pressure can be put on the politicians and elected officials to do the right thing," Gore said.
>> Gore went on to describe his vision for a “wiki-democracy” of “digital flash mobs calling out the truth” and “a government square that holds people accountable.”
What a #ing thug communist.
Hey bro. I don’t feel that AG is smart enough to understand this, but he has stumbled into the most important battlefield in the coming 20 years. We need to respond.
If he really believed that ‘democracy’ no longer works, he would leave the Democratic Party. Its the dem’s who are bastardizing the constitution. All hacking of the constitution is being done by the liberals.
Well if you had done a better job inventing the internet...
You can't just make a statement like that without saying who the enemy is.
It's like saying you're "fighting" for jobs, rights, whatever.
Who is your enemy, bozo?
Who is it that has done this to you?
Gore still doesn’t get that he needs to stfu... ::: sigh :::
He should also take some of the blame for inventing the internet.
It’s hard to imagine that conference organizers paid this idiot $150,000 to speak to them.
The incoherent babblings of a bitter loser. This dope is just upset that the Tea Party is the one effectively using social media while his Leftist peeps in Occupy are camping in tents, doing drugs and raping.
“Speaking to the high-tech crowd at the South by Southwest technology conference in Austin, Texas,...” saying “Our Democracy has been hacked” is like Romney saying “Good morning Ya’ll”..
He’s a digital tool.
America is not a democracy, Al. If you want to live in a democracy, please move to one. Go pester the North Koreans. Or at least feed a few of them from the tens of millions of dollars you’ve made while attacking capitalism.
America is a Constitutional Republic, NOT a democracy.
And toward that end, you are among the chief hackers!
alimony? He left Tipper?
wonder who gets her on the rebound..?
Indeed. Al’s democracy is getting real close to being at war with our republic.
How can you tell?
How did that "carbon credit" Ponzi scheme work out for you, Al?
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