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The biggest threat to our democracy? The breakdown of civil discourse, says Yaël Eisenstat, a former intelligence officer and U.S. diplomat. Today, she uses her experience in government—along with a brief stint at Facebook—to help us navigate the difficult questions around technology, ethics, society, and politics.

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