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MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito On Internet And Democracy

Joi Ito and Razia Iqbal

MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito and The BBC’s Razia Iqbal host a discussion of the Internet and democracy at the Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito championed the Internet’s potential to revolutionize democracy and business Thursday in a discussion with the BBC’s Razia Iqbal at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge.

With social media still in its youth, Ito said media producers need to learn a new literacy, take risks and build an immunity to the abuses it faced in its early years.

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