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Taylor Lorenz on ‘Power User'

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

The Ringer

Society & Culture

4.83.5K Ratings

🗓️ 23 March 2024

⏱️ 65 minutes

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Larry is joined by journalist Taylor Lorenz to discuss the latest technology buzz, the state of internet culture, and her brand new podcast on Vox Media focusing on those subjects 'Power User’. They begin their conversation by breaking down the recent congressional moves to ban TikTok and analyzing whether or not our representatives are correct to be concerned about its effect on young users. Next they dive into the world of Elon Musk and X/Twitter, and shine a light on the platform’s influence on the lucrative right wing digital movement (20:11). After the break, Taylor talks about her personal ties to social media before sharing her takes on independent citizen journalism and online disinformation (36:10). Larry and Taylor end the pod with deep thoughts on the future of AI and Neuralink (51:56). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Taylor Lorenz Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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Larry Wilmore has so much going on in the world right now so so much and so much of it is happening in our little tech world that's gotten so big these days


you know and there's so much to talk about it we can barely fit it all in but I thought I would love to have this


person on my pod and talk about some of this. She's columnist for the Washington Post.


Had a book recently called Extremely Online, The Untight Story of Fame,


Influence and Power on the Internet, and now has a new podcast called Power User


that's out there, which she's taking over all of the internet herself.


Taylor, welcome to Black on the Air.


It's great having you here.


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