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New Ec(h)o systems: Democracy in the age of social media

New Ec(h)o systems: Democracy in the age of social media

The pandemic is an invitation to revise political, policy and profit models no longer fit for purpose. Coronavirus has accelerated the pace of social media’s weaponisation. Simultaneously, opportunities arising from new norms around remote working and virtual connections provide fertile landscapes to seed and strengthen prosocial content and conversations.

In framing a daily contest between democratic potential and divisive propaganda, this conference will strengthen the critical appreciation of contemporary social media challenges.

A range of critical perspectives, including from Aotearoa, will highlight issues festering for years that increasingly impact Western societies and more mature democracies.

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Further conference details

Date Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
LocationThe Terrace Lounge
Union Building
640 Cumberland Street
Dunedin
CostFree
Contact NameJeremy Simons
Contact Emailjeremy.simons@postgrad.otago.ac.nz
Websitehttp://https://www.facebook.com/events/288532285786457

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