The Interface Live is back! To kick off 2020, we’re hosting a virtual discussion between The Verge’s Casey Newton and Bloomberg reporter Sarah Frier, author of the new book No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram. In her book, Frier rewrites our understanding of Instagram, showing how the independence originally promised to co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger began to evaporate almost as soon as they were acquired by Facebook. In a freewheeling live discussion, The Interface’s Casey Newton will talk with Frier about the hidden history of one of the world’s most popular apps — as well as Instagram’s present and uncertain future.
Sarah Frier reports on social media companies for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society.
Casey Newton is The Verge’s primary source for Silicon Valley news, reporting on the people and products shaping the future of technology and culture. His daily newsletter, The Interface, explores the intersection of Big Tech and democracy.
The event will take place Tuesday, April 21st, from 5:30 to 6:30PM PT / 8:30 to 9:30PM ET. Tickets are free, but there’s only space for 500 people. Make sure you reserve your place ahead of time.
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