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Eli Pariser

Co-Director, New_ Public

Eli Pariser is co-founder and co-director of New_ Public, a community and experimentation hub for digital public spaces. He’s been an author, activist, and entrepreneur focused on how to make technology and media serve democracy. In 2004, at 23, he became Executive Director of, where he helped pioneer the practice of online citizen engagement. In 2006, he co-founded Avaaz, now the world’s largest citizen’s organization. His bestselling 2011 book The Filter Bubble introduced the term to the lexicon. And Upworthy, the media startup he co-founded in 2012, reached hundreds of millions of visitors with civically important content. Now his work is focused on bringing together community entrepreneurs, researchers, engineers, and designers to envision, architect and scale digital public spaces.

Eli Pariser


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