Scenes From South by Southwest Interactive Festival

By Douglas MacMillan - 2013-03-12T19:06:50Z

Photograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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Several Inconvenient Truths

Al Gore, the former U.S. vice president who now invests in tech companies in his role at venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, took to the stage for a wide-ranging interview at the conference.

He said more needs to be done to enable free speech for Internet users around the world. He also called the National Rifle Association a "complete fraud," and dismissed critics who say the sale of his Current TV to Qatar-owned news organization Al Jazeera conflicted with his efforts around climate change.