An event with

Tom Baldwin

Ctrl Alt Delete


Tickets Sold Out

Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 6:30pm  |  Daunt Books Hampstead


It’s easy to blame Russian trolls, Facebook news feeds, or the sinister manipulation of ‘big data’ — but these are all symptoms of an abusive thirty-year relationship between politics, the media, and a new information age. Interviewing everyone from politicians and journalists to Russian bloggers, from tech giant execs to online activists, Tom Baldwin describes a vicious battle for control of the news agenda, at the expense of public trust and the value of truth. He shows how technological change has hollowed out space for virulent new populist alternatives, and warns that not only extremists, but also the progressive centre, may now decide to press ‘delete’ on liberal democracy altogether.  Ctrl Alt Delete is a lucid, brutally honest and sometimes funny exploration of how our democracy was crashed — and whether we can still re-boot it. Tom will be in conversation with Robert Peston, ITV’s Political Editor.

Event Details

Wednesday 15th August at 6:30pm
Event takes place at Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.