Heather Brooke Quotes

What I say in the book is that rather than it being the death of journalism, this whole deluge of information, it to me marks a time when journalism can really come into its own, because as were drowning in information, the whole point of a journalist is to signpost whats important and then to verify whether or not its true.

Heather Brooke

You find most journalists now are on all these social networks. Theyre all about creating they want a direct relationship with their audience, in a way that politicians have been very loathe to do. They dont want to come down to the masses. They still want to be in that fortress, in that ivory tower where they can lecture down to people. They havent really adapted to this two-way communication.

Heather Brooke

I think with all technology, people have an idea of how it will be used, but then it has a life of its own and people use it in all kinds of ways. In the same way with Facebook. I doubt when people first created Facebook they imagined it was going to help people in Egypt overthrow a dictator. So it does have a life of its own that we cant predict.

Heather Brooke

What I call the information war, where through the control of information our society is being radically transformed.

Heather Brooke

If you believe the promise that an authoritarian state makes that if it has enough knowledge on every citizen it will keep people safe. I think thats a false promise. It doesnt actually happen. If that was the case then East Germany would be a really incredible place to live and in fact it wasnt, it was really horrible, most of these places were really horrible.

Heather Brooke

It is scrutiny by the general public that keeps the powerful honest.

Heather Brooke

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