13-15 JUNE 2023
MÁLAGA - FYCMA

How social media undermines democracy

  • 16/06/2022
  • 10:00 - 11:00
  • Main Auditorium
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We have never before lived at a time when more than half the population of the earth share messages and images across oceans and continents, in real time and in hundreds of languages. This connectivity could have enhanced democracy as we entered the 21st century. But, as we have seen in all parts of the world, democracy is in danger. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, WeChat, and TikTok all contribute to a fracturing of attention that distracts and distances people from the consequences of politics. This talk will describe how social media platforms have undermined democracy while appearing to empower citizens.

Speakers

Siva Vaidhyanathan

Siva Vaidhyanathan

Professor & Author

The University of Virginia

Moderator:

Romina Zace

Romina Zace

Master of Ceremonies