13 April 2020 · 0 min read

Are Governments Using Fear To Undermine Fundamental Human Liberties?

In this episode of The Intercept's "System Update," renowned activist, author, and journalist Glenn Greenwald shares his concerns about under-discussed consequences of the coronavirus pandemic with human rights activist, whistleblower, and former NSA spy Edward Snowden, journalist Andray Domise, and DxE investigator Cassie King.

They dive deep into how societies are acquiescing to more government surveillance during moments of fear and weakness, how temporary measures tend to become permanent after emergencies are resolved, how this pandemic is impacting the fabric of the society, and how the novel coronavirus may redefine relationships between animal agriculture and novel diseases.