Response to Radiolab Podcast and Reading
Listen to this podcast and read the attached file then start working
1. In “The Right to Be Forgotten,” Radiolab reporter Molly Webster considers the ethics of digital memory. After listening to this episode, what do you think: should we have the right to be forgotten online? Why or why not? Did you agree with the decisions that Cleveland-based editors made about un-publishing particular stories? Why or why not?
2. Why people advocate for the right to be forgotten is multifaceted, but as Cozens points out, some of it comes from the human emotion of shame. He thinks a “permanent public memory” requires new approaches to shame and redemption. What do you think, how we should we collectively deal with shame in a future society where what you said or did may follow you forever? What would it mean to be redeemed or atone for past mistakes in a world that never forgets?