Internet and social media have opened the gates for citizens to contribute to public debate and deprived journalists of their previously powerful gatekeeper role. In the early years of internet diffusion, science and politics discussed this development as a promising opportunity to empower citizens to participate in politics and make democracy work better.
Meanwhile, after many suspected propaganda attacks and a spate of hate speech and incivility in social media, the dark side of this gatekeeper-less media world became apparent, too.
As part of the Berlin Science Week Martin Emmer (FUB) and John Paolillo (IU) will discuss how political content is transmitted and promoted on YouTube, contextualize the complex networks of propaganda and conspiracy, and explore potential remedies to the spread of hate-speech through social media. The audience will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion during the subsequent Q&A session. Journalist and social video expert Franzi von Kempis was won as moderator.
The event is public and free of charge.
Please register: via E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +49 30 698078849.
Further information can be found here.
Nov 06, 2017 | 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Indiana University Europe Gateway