Nicholas Carr

Nicholas Carr is the author of several books on technology and culture, including the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains (W.W. Norton, 2010; updated 2020) and The Glass Cage: Automation and Us (W.W. Norton, 2014). He is a visiting professor of sociology at Williams College.

In The New Atlantis

Essay Fall 2021

How to Fix Social Media

A century ago, new media tech brought fake news, privacy woes, and censorship fights — and American democracy tamed it. It’s time for new legislation that revives the wisdom of that era.