Technology is breaking politics – what can be done about it? Philip N. Howard offers ways to take the “lie machines” apart.

Speaker

Professor Philip N. Howard, Director, Oxford Internet Institute

Agenda

19:30 - Presentation starts
21:00 - Close

Synopsis

Technology is breaking politics - what can be done about it? Artificially intelligent “bot” accounts attack politicians and public figures on social media. Conspiracy theorists publish junk news sites to promote their outlandish beliefs. Campaigners create fake dating profiles to attract young voters. We live in a world of technologies that misdirect our attention, poison our political conversations, and jeopardize our democracies. With massive amounts of social media and public polling data, and in-depth interviews with political consultants, bot writers, and journalists, Philip N. Howard offers ways to take these “lie machines” apart.

Presentation

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Webinar: Lie machines
Date and time
1 October, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location


Webinar
Price
Free