Maria Ressa: On the existential threat facing free speech, journalism and democracy around the world

Online journalist Maria Ressa, Class of 1986, knows the best and the worst of social media. It helped drive the Philippines-based news site she co-founded, called Rappler, to 300% growth rates in its early years. Today, she warns that the weaponization of social media threatens the very existence of Rappler, free speech, her own freedom, and the future of democracy itself — not just in the Philippines but worldwide.