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2017 #SMSociety Theme: Social Media for Social Good or Evil

Our online behaviour is far from virtual–it extends our offline lives. Much social media research has identified the positive opportunities of using social media; for example, how people use social media to form support groups online, participate in political uprising, raise money for charities, extend teaching and learning outside the classroom, etc. However, mirroring offline experiences, we have also seen social media being used to spread propaganda and misinformation, recruit terrorists, live stream criminal activities, reinforce echo chambers by politicians, and perpetuate hate and oppression (such as racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic behaviour).

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Dory Abelman

Western University Canada, Faculty of Health Science
Student and Research Assistant
Dory Abelman
Through collaboration, knowledge translation, health promotion, and high-quality research, we can significantly reduce disease incidence in our communities. Student and cancer researcher passionate about public health.
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