9 November – Social Media and Politics: Democracy in the Digital Age


Over the past decade, social media use has become nearly ubiquitous in Western society and beyond – one quarter of the global population now has a Facebook account. Traditional power dynamics are shifting, and recent events signal that these changes leave public opinion – and liberal democracy more broadly – vulnerable to manipulation through online channels.
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In this lecture, Michael Bossetta will explore the state-of-the-art in social media research to identify the key challenges and opportunities that social media platforms pose for contemporary democracies.
This lecture will be held in English.
Date: 9/11/2017
Time: 6:15-7:30 PM
Place: Ekonomikum, Lecture hall 2
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK. We only accept payments in cash or by Swish.
In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.

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